Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:07:12 EST 1800 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 Do not hinder God http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695325/Do-not-hinder-God I, Evangelist Florence E. Green of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va., greet you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:15:23 EST Stone Mountain News http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151874338/Stone-Mountain-News The Traphill Fire Department will have a pinto bean supper and cake walk on Saturday at 6 p.m. Because one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, lost her home to fire last Saturday night, proceeds from this supper will go to help her family. If you... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:00:30 EST Endure, trouble won’t last always http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/151524188/Endure-trouble-wont-last-always We greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It's such a blessing to be a child of god. As I mentioned in my first column it's so much to be said, but just about impossible to say it all at one time. It goes for any message it has to... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:30:21 EST City tobacco discussion still misses the mark http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/151773559/City-tobacco-discussion-still-misses-the-mark Why are people who attend events at the Blackmon Amphitheatre more important to Mount Airy commissioners than people who attend ball games or go to picnics at city parks? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:00:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151751050/ To the Editor,In light of recent low-wage earner strikes, there should be a book entitled “How to Treat Employees, for Dummies.” Highlights would read something like this. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:55:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151749005/ To the Editor,This is in response to your article, “Lack of buildings hurting job growth,” published Saturday, January 31, 2015. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:25:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151751165/ To the Editor,I do not live in Surry county but looks like more politics rather than looking after the community of Westfield. I wonder if all communities could stand up to this type of inspection? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:10:22 EST Book Smarts http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695420/Book-Smarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the library that are available for checkout:Private Vegas by James Patterson, fictionThe Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller, fiction Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:20:21 EST Moped regs a good idea http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/151718456/Moped-regs-a-good-idea State legislators in Raleigh have in recent years imposed new regulations on moped users and are debating the passage of even more requirements on operators of the vehicles. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 02:55:22 EST