Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:18:48 EST 1800 Good tidings to all http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinon/50925534/Good-tidings-to-all Over the years writers and other artists have attempted various ways of communicating the hopefulness and sense of joy that comes, or should come, with the Christmas season. Writers — most notably Charles Dickens — film makers and others... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:01:16 EST Have you prepared your heart? http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50785349/Have-you-prepared-your-heart In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:03 EST John the Baptist prepared the way http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50785320/John-the-Baptist-prepared-the-way We draw closer to Christmas. On these middle Sundays of Advent, St. John the Baptist witnesses to the coming of the Lord. He comes to prepare the way of the Lord into human hearts. The way is made straight for Jesus to minister to us. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:17:05 EST City looks to fill gap left by county http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50799229/City-looks-to-fill-gap-left-by-county Financial incentives offered to business, as a way to entice the company to move to a community or to stay there through planned expansions, have become a necessary evil of sorts in the tool box of economic development officials and state and local... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 03:34:04 EST Thank you to Melva Houston, and a plea to others http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50746416/Thank-you-to-Melva-Houston-and-a-plea-to-others Today marks the end of an era, of sorts. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:33:07 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50725270/ To the Editor, Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:27:03 EST Let’s not end up bitter http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50664134/Lets-not-end-up-bitter Sailors who served aboard Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) will remember that the stern (or back) anchor was attached to a very formidable 2-inch diameter steel cable on the back of the ship which allowed that anchor to be “let go and played out”... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:27:03 EST Thanks to those who honored veterans http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50664987/Thanks-to-those-who-honored-veterans Nearly two weeks ago we were lamenting the fact that no one in our community was taking a leadership role to ensure local veterans would be honored on Veteran's Day.What a difference a couple of weeks make. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:56:03 EST A day to honor those who have served http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50658749/A-day-to-honor-those-who-have-served Today marks another observance of Veteran's Day, a day when we honor those among us who have served our nation through time in the military. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:22:06 EST Smoking ban makes sense http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50630652/Smoking-ban-makes-sense The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will consider what might be called a controversial move today — banning tobacco use on all city property, including parks and greenways. Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:49:06 EST Veterans deserve better than to be forgotten http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50607725/Veterans-deserve-better-than-to-be-forgotten The good folks of Mount Airy and Surry County should be ashamed. Sun, 2 Nov 2014 03:17:01 EST Dying to forgive http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50592325/Dying-to-forgive Luke 23:34 “Then Jesus said, Father, forgive them for they know not what thy do…” Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:22:06 EST