Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Sat, 30 May 2015 08:55:09 EST 1800 (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153793047/ Your Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we've received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mtairynews.com, on articles we've published. Sat, 30 May 2015 02:35:21 EST Struggling through a sports wasteland http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153789209/Struggling-through-a-sports-wasteland As I sit here writing this column, it's increasingly harder to fight the withdrawal symptoms threatening to take over my existence. Sat, 30 May 2015 01:40:21 EST ‘God in three persons, blessed trinity’ http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion-opinion_columns/153748019/God-in-three-persons-blessed-trinity “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV) Fri, 29 May 2015 01:25:22 EST Never take the last biscuit http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns-ouropinion/153767556/Never-take-the-last-biscuit A few years ago when my grandfather passed away at 98 years old, I counted myself very lucky to have made it well into my 50s with a living grandparent. Not everyone receives that gift. And “Pa,” later called “Big Pa” after his... Fri, 29 May 2015 00:30:21 EST Time to spread word on other cancers http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153749055/Time-to-spread-word-on-other-cancers I was looking over a report from the National Cancer Institute and was surprised at some of the estimates for 2015. Thu, 28 May 2015 02:05:22 EST Cawley a lone voice of reason on Redevelopment Commission http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153720330/Cawley-a-lone-voice-of-reason-on-Redevelopment-Commission If you weren't paying attention, you may have missed it. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:35:22 EST Rallying around real leaders http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153715712/Rallying-around-real-leaders Recently I attended the Surry County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual Freedom Fund Banquet. It was a nice event. The food was great. The people were friendly, and I had an enjoyable evening while covering the... Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:22 EST Graduations really do hold timeless, endless fascination http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153656623/Graduations-really-do-hold-timeless-endless-fascination Although writing this will set off untold levels of electronic red flags in Civitas Media's software, I've got to admit it. I like being a reporter attending graduations. The season's here folks. It's where we adults... Tue, 26 May 2015 01:40:22 EST Commissioners face sticky situation on prayers http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153617997/Commissioners-face-sticky-situation-on-prayers Last week the Surry County Board of Commissioners tread into a sticky little situation — that of prayers used to open the Board of Commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 03:00:21 EST Memorial Day fun? Remember what the purpose of the holiday http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153682100/Memorial-Day-fun-Remember-what-the-purpose-of-the-holiday We're right in the middle of the traditional three-day Memorial Day weekend. The weather's turning hot, the summer lies just around the corner, and socially we've come to view this as the beginning of the hot, summer and vacation... Sun, 24 May 2015 02:20:21 EST County courting trouble? http://mtairynews.com/news/letters-opinion/153662905/County-courting-trouble To the Editor,On May 19, a story was published regarding prayer at county board of commissioners meetings. Sun, 24 May 2015 01:55:22 EST Cancer patient’s dream deferred http://mtairynews.com/news/letters-opinion/153663136/Cancer-patients-dream-deferred To the Editor, Sat, 23 May 2015 02:00:21 EST You said it… http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion-opinion_columns/153637400/You-said-it Your Said It is a new periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we've received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mtairynews.com, on articles we've published. Sat, 23 May 2015 01:15:23 EST Note to local drivers: You’re in Mayberry http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153657042/Note-to-local-drivers:-Youre-in-Mayberry Two issues that arose this week in Mount Airy have only an indirect relationship to each other, but when combined point to a single undeniable conclusion: Sat, 23 May 2015 01:10:21 EST ‘Fight for 15’ picks up steam http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/153635303/Fight-for-15-picks-up-steam The “Fight for 15” movement got a big boost this week when Los Angeles became the fourth American city to adapt a minimum wage of $15. Los Angeles will join Seattle, San Francisco and Emeryville, California. (near San Francisco) when the... Fri, 22 May 2015 02:45:21 EST The birthday of the Christian church http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/153638671/The-birthday-of-the-Christian-church “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:05:21 EST Time to eliminate the ETJ http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153504123/Time-to-eliminate-the-ETJ On Thursday night the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the city subdivision and zoning ordinance to make it easier for property owners to transfer land to family members. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:50:22 EST My face of freedom http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153580933/My-face-of-freedom For many Americans Memorial Day has become a day of Bar-B-Que and enjoying the weather as the summer months approach. Admittedly, until the age of 26 the day was about drinking beer, eating burgers and taking a dip in the pool for me. Wed, 20 May 2015 01:05:22 EST Farming is a special calling http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153526567/Farming-is-a-special-calling Yesterday was a big day in Mount Airy. Sun, 17 May 2015 03:05:24 EST Incentive requirements should be enforced http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/153540110/Incentive-requirements-should-be-enforced Monday night the Surry County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider a request from CK Technologies to amend an economic development agreement the firm has with the county. Sun, 17 May 2015 01:35:20 EST