Latin festival could be come major annual gathering

On Saturday, a new — but hopefully annual — event took place in Dobson, when local resident Marlene Lopez and a few other volunteers put o...

September 24th, 2015 updated: September 24th, 2015. |  


Passing time at 3 in the morning

Passing time at 3 in the morning

People who know me well generally can say three things about me.One, I like to cut up. If I can’t have a laugh and make others laugh, then it be...

September 24th, 2015 |  


Reader upset over dog tether law

To the Editor,Monday night, Sept. 21, I attended the Commissioners’ meeting in Dobson along with a number of concerned citizens in support of a ...

September 24th, 2015 |  


We control the future

According to a U.S. News report the 2016 presidential candidates and their “super” political action committees had raised more than $350 m...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


MAD, Redevelopment Commission out of control?

The Mount Airy Redevelopment Commission, born in controversy and now apparently making a play to set its own agenda, apart from the city government, s...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Keeping all this volatility in perspective

Keeping all this volatility in perspective

Fall might be anything but calm on Wall Street. Volatility is back, in a big way: the CBOE VIX has risen more than 105 percent since the end of July. ...

September 20th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up

To Michael and Katherine Thorpe, the two folks most responsible for the Surry County Agriculatural Fair going on this week at Veterans Memorial Park i...

September 19th, 2015 |  


‘One angry man’ has his day in court

‘One angry man’ has his day in court

Until this week, my knowledge of what it’s like to serve on a jury was limited to two things:One was watching the classic movie “Twelve An...

September 19th, 2015 |  


Seven days does not a Fashion Week make

Seven days does not a Fashion Week make

All of the STEM emphasis in public schools may be starting to pay off. The new owners of New York Fashion Week finally have the math skills to figure ...

September 18th, 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...

September 18th, 2015 |