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 |  


Tough times ahead for scooters

A new law went into effect this month concerning the use of mopeds and scooters.I applaud the change, but I worry that this is just the first step tow...

July 9th, 2015 |  


Jumping the political aisle? Probably not

In my 29 years here on earth I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a national political climate as polarized as what we see today. With extreme l...

July 8th, 2015 |  


Police tattoo policyshould be revised

The Mount Airy City Police Department has a problem.It can’t find enough qualified applicants to fill all of its officer slots.And now, it seems...

July 8th, 2015 |