Former commissioner takes issue with redevelopment

To the Editor,Having served for 12 years on the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners and watching what this redevelopment issue has done to our city I fe...

November 1st, 2015 |  


Election offers stark differences

It has been a long, and for Mount Airy, contentious campaign season.On Tuesday, the mayor’s seat, along with three commissioner seats, will be d...

November 1st, 2015 |  


Halloween is the best festive holiday

Halloween is the best festive holiday

The Academy Awards, Emmys and Grammys honor achievements in movies, television and music, and about every other week a country music awards show of so...

October 31st, 2015 |  


My love affair with bacon must end

My love affair with bacon must end

When I meet someone new and tell them I work for a newspaper, it’s not uncommon to hear something like, “I don’t like news. It’...

October 30th, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mt...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Acres of religious diamonds

Acres of religious diamonds

You have probably read or heard the old classic story, “Acres of Diamonds” written by Russell H. Conwell, in which he points out that man ...

October 30th, 2015 |  


How do we keep our kids (of all ages) safe from danger?

How do we keep our kids (of all ages) safe from danger?

On Saturday I drove 266 miles up to Richmond, Virginia, to visit my daughter on Parents Weekend at VCU.Yes, I’d been to the campus twice before,...

October 29th, 2015 |  


Mashing buttons, not potatoes

Mashing buttons, not potatoes

I’ve had to get used to a number of things since moving to North Carolina. It’s just a little different than what I was used to in Ohio.Of...

October 28th, 2015 |  


Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween memories of having fun

Halloween is just around the corner, and while I risk being labeled some sort of heretic pagan by some of my more conservative friends every time I sa...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To the folks at Millennium Charter Academy, and to Mount Airy mayoral candidates Steve Yokeley and David Rowe, for putting on a debate for the student...

October 24th, 2015 |