De-funding corruption and evil

De-funding corruption and evil

Recently, I covered an event in which U.S. Rep. Mark Walker spoke to a pretty large crowd at Page’s Books and Coffee Shop. While I’m sure ...

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  


Court deal for gambling centers a wise move

Last week in the Surry County court system several high-profile cases came to a quiet conclusion.Earlier this year the Surry County Sheriff’s Of...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Surrounding government in secrecy?

We wondered, at least for a few hours, if Dobson officials might be reverting to the tricks of an earlier regime there.Readers may recall in 2008 when...

August 30th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To all of the area school teachers, administrators and support personnel who put in long, hard hours of planning and preparation for the first big wee...

August 29th, 2015 |  


Reader critical of city attorney raise

To the Editor,One last word on the 66 percent for our city attorney. As I stated in an email to (mayor pro tem) Mr. Yokeley, I am all for raises and c...

August 29th, 2015 |  


Race conveniently dodged in Va. deaths

Race conveniently dodged in Va. deaths

Let me get this straight: A man who happens to be white guns down nine African-Americans in a church in South Carolina in June and it is immediately l...

August 29th, 2015 |  


Is participation worth a trophy?

Is participation worth a trophy?

In the past few weeks I’ve heard a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of participation trophies or the practice of giving trophies to eve...

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 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...

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  


In Brief…

Hold Legislators Accountable?Looks like we’re moving to a full-time Legislature in Raleigh after all.Legislators there were not able to agree on...

August 27th, 2015 |  


Redevelopment Commissionoverreach is no surprise

Last week four members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners publicly took another city body to task, when the commissioners said they do not belie...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |