Debating over the wrong flag

A reasonable person can’t possibly contend that the Confederate battle flag, the same one that until recently flew over the statehouse in Columb...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Southerners impatient? No, we just know what we want

I read an interesting survey the other day which claimed that people in the South are the least patient in the nation when it comes to waiting on hold...

July 12th, 2015 |  


Resident believes more should run for office

To the Editor,I think more citizens would be interested in elected office if they knew more details.In November we will be electing a mayor plus three...

July 12th, 2015 |  


Behind on your retirement savings?

Behind on your retirement savings?

If life has not allowed you to build substantial retirement savings, what can you do to improve your retirement prospects? Here are some suggestions.P...

July 12th, 2015 |  


County leaders should studyschool system consolidation

Surry County is facing an almost insurmountable challenge. The county’s three school systems — Mount Airy, Surry County, and Elkin —...

July 12th, 2015 updated: July 12th, 2015. |  


Thumbs Up

To the Mount Airy Downtown Business Association, the VFW, Rotary clubs and other local groups involved with putting on the city’s July 4 parade,...

July 11th, 2015 |  


Motorist grateful for local help

To the Editor,I am happy for the opportunity to be able to say thank you to some local citizens, some exceptionally kind and friendly people who had c...

July 10th, 2015 |  


Rites of passage not all created equal

Rites of passage not all created equal

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July 10th, 2015 |  


Are you breathing?

Are you breathing?

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July 10th, 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...

July 10th, 2015 |