Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:15:14 EST 1800 Book Smarts http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152988750/Book-Smarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the Mount Airy Public Library that are available for checkout:Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury, fictionMiracle at Augusta by James Patterson, fiction Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:20:21 EST Positive signs of Jesus’ return http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/152964164/Positive-signs-of-Jesus-return Last week we looked at some very unpleasant signs from Jesus' prophecy of end-times events — wars, famines, disease, earthquakes, persecution, and an abundance of sin. Today we will look at some very positive signs our Lord gave us, which... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:21 EST Book Smarts http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/152857442/Book-Smarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the Mount Airy Public Library that are available for checkout:Tortured Souls by Clive Barker, fictionGirls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery, large print fiction Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:20:21 EST State support is needed on historic preservation http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion/152855937/State-support-is-needed-on-historic-preservation As state legislators, and specifically our state senators, continue to decide the fate of a valuable economic development tool that has benefited much of North Carolina – the historic preservation tax credit – they would do well to... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:55:21 EST The unsettling signs of Jesus’ return http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion/152763236/The-unsettling-signs-of-Jesus-return As I was sharing with you last Friday, Jesus gave His followers signs to recognize when the season of his return was getting near. Join me in Matthew 24 of God's Word, as we examine the next sign He gave us. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:00:21 EST Signs point to Jesus coming soon http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/152638227/Signs-point-to-Jesus-coming-soon If you thought that Jesus would return within a year's time from today how would you live the rest of your life up until He did? Would you try to quickly pen down and then rush out to accomplish your bucket list while you had time to? Would you... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 01:00:21 EST Sales tax change needed http://mtairynews.com/news/letters-opinion/152687187/Sales-tax-change-needed To the editor,Sales taxes paid at home should stay at home. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:40:23 EST Proposal is a hidden tax hike, power grab http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/152659398/Proposal-is-a-hidden-tax-hike-power-grab One of the more controversial proposals to surface in this year's General Assembly session is Senate Bill 369, which would radically alter how sales taxes are collected and then distributed in North Carolina. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:30:24 EST Stepping down from public life http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/152635497/Stepping-down-from-public-life Today is the final day Mayor Deborah Cochran will serve in that capacity for Mount Airy. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:10:22 EST Churches prepare to celebrate Palm Sunday http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion/152579824/Churches-prepare-to-celebrate-Palm-Sunday Christians all over the world will celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, March 29. Worshippers will wave palm branches, as they hail Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords, and as they remember the events that... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:50:22 EST Let not your heart be troubled http://mtairynews.com/news/church-ouropinion/152456840/Let-not-your-heart-be-troubled Shortly before Jesus died on the cross, He shared with His disciples some news that brings us great comfort and hope today. Jesus said in John 14, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:00:21 EST Chicken factory farms are a bad economic deal http://mtairynews.com/news/letters-opinion/152380124/Chicken-factory-farms-are-a-bad-economic-deal To the editor, Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:10:22 EST God’s will is health and peace http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion/152328509/Gods-will-is-health-and-peace The Bible, which reveals the perfect will of God, says that God's will for man is that he live in good health. 3 John verse 2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:00:21 EST Commissioners should consider county stench http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion/152298934/Commissioners-should-consider-county-stench To the Editor, Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:35:21 EST Knowing God’s will http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152199477/Knowing-Gods-will Can a man or woman know the will of God today? One can know much of the will of Father God by looking at the life and ministry of Jesus, as recorded in the New Testament Scriptures. Jesus Christ perfectly revealed the will of His Heavenly Father... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:40:21 EST Do not fear, God is near http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695343/Do-not-fear-God-is-near Greetings to each and every one of my readers out there. I am Evangelist Florence E. Green, of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/152000069/ To the Editor Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion/151923419/ To the editor, Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:55:22 EST