Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:05:58 EST 1800 Marijuana, teacher raises, and gubernatorial leadership http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3892164/Marijuana-teacher-raises-and-gubernatorial-leadership While the supposed short session of the General Assembly, which should have ended long ago, continues on because of a budget impasse, we've seen most of the legislature's work for the year well enough to comment on a few items. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3866348/ To the Editor, Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hobby Lobby ruling leaves all vulnerable http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3853980/Hobby-Lobby-ruling-leaves-all-vulnerable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court opened a minefield with its Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling.She may have been understating the case. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3847033/ To the Editor, Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Pilot board needs to make hard decisions http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3840123/Pilot-board-needs-to-make-hard-decisions All too often in politics, elected leaders do what is popular, or do whatever is necessary to avoid controversy, even if the very people they are elected to represent are harmed in the long run. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Moped registration makes sense http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3829762/Moped-registration-makes-sense It is a common sight on Mount Airy roadways — a driver sitting atop a moped, puttering along to his or her destination. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST City needs to quit delaying Westwood timber question http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3821504/City-needs-to-quit-delaying-Westwood-timber-question Thursday night the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took up the lingering issue of whether to harvest the trees on 102 acres of woodland at the Westwood Industrial Park.The decision was essentially a vote to not make a decision. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Fire Dept. ‘grant’ fund an idea worth exploring http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3790722/Fire-Dept.-grant-fund-an-idea-worth-exploring We have often praised the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners for sticking to its commitment of reducing the city's tax rate — last week the board dropped it another 4 cents per $100 of assessed value. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Funny how things change http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3785359/Funny-how-things-change My, how things change. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3778634/ To the Editor, Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST City can afford 4-cent tax cut http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/3778599/City-can-afford-4-cent-tax-cut Today the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will gather for a budget work session, and if recent history is any guide, very well could vote on approval of the 2014-2015 budget. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Board meeting revealed worrisome facts, plans http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3775649/Board-meeting-revealed-worrisome-facts-plans Thursday's Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting gave reason for residents to be encouraged.There is also great reason to be concerned. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST MSD vote the right move, but concerns still remain http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3771223/MSD-vote-the-right-move-but-concerns-still-remain Scary stuff. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Lessons about those who served on D-Day http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3768813/Lessons-about-those-who-served-on-D-Day There are few moments in history that truly shine over the ages. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Normandy 70 years after D-Day http://mtairynews.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/3770072/Normandy-70-years-after-D-Day Editor's Note: This guest column is written by Tom Webb, who recently traveled with his son, Ben, to Normandy where his father, Norman Webb, was part of the D-Day invasion force on June 6, 1944. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Annexation by any other name… http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3756606/Annexation-by-any-other-name It's ironic that the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has decided to enforce a proposed Municipal Services District annexation on a number of city property owners. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EST Time for decisive action at animal shelter http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/3721577/Time-for-decisive-action-at-animal-shelter There's something wrong at the Surry County Animal Shelter.Something horribly wrong. Sat, 24 May 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3725868/ To the Editor, Fri, 23 May 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3719961/ To the Editor,To whom it does concern: I continue to be appalled at the events that have transpired at the hands of Gary Brown and his superior, Surry County Health and Nutrition Center Director Samantha Ange. Thu, 22 May 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/3720029/ To the Editor,In response to the Surry County Animal Shelter (Gary Brown) killing the group of pups before rescue group could pick them up on Monday May 19 2014 — he needs to be terminated immediately. Thu, 22 May 2014 00:01:00 EST