Trouble swallowing?

Trouble swallowing?

Uncle Dave is at it again. For about the fifth time in the past few months, he’s had to excuse himself from the Sunday family dinner and retreat...

December 17th, 2017 |  


Time to show progress on Spencer’s or move on

“Fish or cut bait.”It’s an old saying, whose original meaning was to divide tasks in a fishing operation, between cutting up the bai...

December 17th, 2017 |  


Social media is new ‘opiate of the masses’

Social media is new ‘opiate of the masses’

I am not a fan of Karl Marx — him being the father of socialism/communism and all — and in fact have always had more of an appreciation fo...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!

The second part of Advent turns from Isaiah to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. This time is the last eight days before Christmas Day. These days are ...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Flat Rock survivor: Honor Beasley, but don’t rename school

To the Editor,I read with interest your recent article about Jim Robert’s proposal to rename the Flat Rock Elementary School (“County side...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Reader believes Gentry should be renamed for Cora Beasley

To the Editor,The editor of The Mount Airy News was incorrect in writing on Dec. 14 that the Surry County Board of Education had not set a precedent i...

December 15th, 2017 |  


More than a French toast emergency

More than a French toast emergency

It was a magical snow.The snowfall that began this past Friday, continued on throughout the day and into the next morning was special in a lot of ways...

December 15th, 2017 |  


When books get made into feature films

When books get made into feature films

As someone who works with words for a living, I think of myself as a writer – although what I do is vastly different from what Stephen King or J...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Teacher who gave all deserves to be honored

Area resident Jim Roberts has been on a crusade recently, working to honor a Surry County teacher who gave her life trying to protect one of her stude...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Last Week in Sports: Upsets, ACLs, and…Derek Jeter?

A lot is going on in the world of professional sports.With the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and NCAAF attracting mainstream attention, it’s hard to kee...

December 11th, 2017 |