Last Week in Sports: “Whoa, Nellie!” and everything football

Saturdays may be for the boys, but they certainly won’t be the same with college football taking a hiatus until August.Many things are coming to...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Water deal good for all involved

More than a decade ago, Mount Airy made costly upgrades to its water and sewer system to better serve its large industrial customers.Most everyone kno...

January 11th, 2018 |  


The true spirit of Christmas

While the tradition might not be as prevalent today as in years past, many households still set aside time to read the Christmas story from the Bible ...

December 24th, 2017 |  


Phillips’ aviation proposal is a solid idea

It’s a common refrain. Most every candidate for public office, not to mention a fair number of folks already in those offices, preach about the ...

December 20th, 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 |  


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 |  


Breaking down Vegas’ Super Bowl contenders

As years end slowly approaches, so does the end of another NFL regular season. It seemed like just yesterday that Tom Brady made history by leading th...

November 16th, 2017 |  


Hoops season is here:Here’s how the Eastshakes down in ‘18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NFL and college football are in full-force while college basketball teams across the nation are ex...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Candidates run positive, issue-oriented bids

Though you wouldn’t know it because the race is so low-key, Mount Airy has an election coming up in just 12 days.While there have been a smatter...

October 26th, 2017 |