Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:38:20 EST 1800 (No heading) To the Editor,Much has been written and said about the service to our community by J. D. Bartley. Indeed he was a public servant in many ways, serving from a heart of love for the people and their welfare. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:54:03 EST (No heading) To the Editor, Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:36:04 EST No easy answer on Habitat request On Thursday Mount Airy Commissioner Shirley Brinkley expressed a concern that the community might view her as the “bad guy” for leading opposition to a request to waive water and sewer hook-up fees for two Habitat for Humanity building... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:02:05 EST Private use of park may not be in the public’s best interest There seems to be a brewing controversy over a piece of state legislation introduced at the General Assembly by Mount Airy Rep. Sarah Stevens, which would allow state officials to rent out Pilot Mountain State Park to a group of car enthusiasts in... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:06:05 EST A glaring gap in North Carolina’s Medicaid program Changing North Carolina's Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate the 2014 “short session” of the General Assembly. Common to most of the proposals under consideration is the principle of “integrated health... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:04 EST A building may be lost, but church’s place in community remains On Thursday, an important part of our community was destroyed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:11 EST (No heading) To the Editor,A couple of months ago my husband and I had the privilege of visiting the lovely city of Mount Airy and meeting a TV legend, Ms. Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou of the Andy Griffith Show). Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:27:04 EST (No heading) I was reading The Mount Airy News on Friday July 18 and saw the article “General Assembly Cutting School Bus Drivers.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:04 EST (No heading) To the Editor,Responsiveness.Constituents expect this from their elected officials. Even if the politician disagrees, there is an expectation of responsiveness to citizens' concerns, if only a respectful reply. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:22:07 EST Availability fee a good solution for city Last week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners again took on the question of mandatory water and sewer hook-ups for city residents. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:34:08 EST Big Government taking over in NC The era of BIG GOVERNMENT is alive and well in North Carolina. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:04 EST Walker surprises Berger, takes GOP nomination A harsh Republican Party fight for a shot at an open North Carolina congressional seat goes to Mark Walker in a bit of a surprise to area Republicans. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:31:07 EST Senate rudeness a sign of our times Last week as members of the North Carolina House of Representatives and State Senate met to discuss the two legislative body's budget proposals, the senators in that meeting became so outraged they stood and left the meeting. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:13:05 EST 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 18:04:03 EST (No heading) To the Editor, Thu, 3 Jul 2014 15:31:06 EST 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. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:14:03 EST (No heading) To the Editor, Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:20:11 EST 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. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:32:03 EST