City pay raise issue worth discussion

Mount Airy commissioners recently adopted the 2015-2016 budget, with no tax increases, water or sewer rate hikes. This is good news for city residents...

June 17th, 2015 |  


Ride the leather express

Ride the leather express

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June 17th, 2015 |  


Special interest behind road work?

To the Editor,The straightening of the curve on Low Gap mountain is the biggest waste of our taxpayer money I have ever witnessed in my 68 years of li...

June 17th, 2015 |  


Key lessons for retirement savers

You learn lessons as you invest in pursuit of long-run goals. Some of these lessons are conveyed and reinforced when you begin saving for retirement, ...

June 14th, 2015 |  


Sales Tax ‘Fairness’ Actstill misses the mark

A measure that would have gutted local governments’ abilities to collect and use sales tax money has apparently been rewritten to allow local go...

June 14th, 2015 |  


Police doing their job with gambling raids

Last week staff writer Tom Joyce wrote an article about local Internet gambling parlors closing their doors after a series of raids by local authoriti...

June 14th, 2015 |  


You said it…

Your 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, m...

June 13th, 2015 |  


What can grads look forward to?

What can grads look forward to?

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June 13th, 2015 |  


The trouble with girls

The trouble with girls

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June 12th, 2015 |  


County budget strikes balancebetween meeting needs, holdingthe line on growing expenses

On Thursday evening the Surry County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a budget workshop to consider the annual spending plan proposed by Co...

June 10th, 2015 |