Preserving the old time music

Preserving the old time music

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Shepherd’s House: Use facts, not feelings

To the Editor,We are writing regarding the Shepherd’s House request for rezoning of adjacent land, on Spring Street, for the building of a new f...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Strong in body, strong in God

Strong in body, strong in God

For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 1...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Even non-famous people kill themselves

Even non-famous people kill themselves

In the hubbub following a two-celebrity suicide week, it struck me as odd that so much was said, so many heartfelt messages were tearfully blasted int...

June 15th, 2018 updated: June 15th, 2018. |  


Trump, N Korea is history in making

To say President Trump is one of the more polarizing figures to inhabit the White House might well be the understatement of the decade. He has a core ...

June 14th, 2018 |  


What makes kids become shooters?

What makes kids become shooters?

Today marks the four-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives.The topic was on everyone’s minds for sev...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Elimination of judgeship furthers sense of distrust

Words matter.Actions matter.Government openness and honesty matter.A good example of this is the recent decision by the General Assembly to eliminate ...

June 13th, 2018 updated: June 14th, 2018. |  


Could the King be in search of a new Kingdom?

It’s been four years since LeBron James returned to Cleveland after winning two titles with the Miami Heat. LeBron’s homecoming was just t...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Jones family left lasting legacy

Jones family left lasting legacy

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Latest Barter plan leaves more questions

It appears city officials — at least some of them — are now working on a plan which would see construction of the proposed Barter Theatre ...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Nasty little critters living large

Nasty little critters living large

As of Saturday, June 2, I have a pool. I am very proud of this fact, as evidenced by my need to immediately inform the world at large of my newfound s...

June 8th, 2018 |  


The M&Ms of faith

The M&Ms of faith

“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily...

June 8th, 2018 |  


Is LeBron a real Finals MVP candidate?

Jerry West made history in 1969 when he was named the first-ever NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award. In the near-half century since then, West rema...

June 4th, 2018 |  


Hospital honors employees, retirees

Hospital honors employees, retirees

Northern Hospital of Surry County concluded its recent celebration of National Hospital Week with its annual employee service awards luncheon. These a...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Museum offers answers, mysteries from past

Museum offers answers, mysteries from past

Our History is a regular column by Kate Rauhauser-Smith, Director of Education and Programs at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, examining th...

June 3rd, 2018 |  


Mark chapter 5: Action and results

Mark chapter 5: Action and results

In last week’s column, we examined how Jairus and the woman with the issue of blood had pursued the Lord with purpose to get help in their dire ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


The internet is indeed a world wide web

The internet is indeed a world wide web

Have you noticed your inbox being flooded with permission requests from just about everybody that has your email address? From the internet giants to ...

June 1st, 2018 |  


Disney has shaken up Star Wars

Disney has shaken up Star Wars

Appeasing fans is a tricky thing, and right now Disney seems to be failing.It is a common story. An artist creates something unique that captures peop...

May 31st, 2018 |  


No way city needs 21 percent tax hike

Mount Airy City Manager Barbara Jones is asking the city commissioners to approve a 21-percent rate hike in city property taxes for the upcoming fisca...

May 31st, 2018 |  


Mark chapter 5: The other two

Mark chapter 5: The other two

In last week’s article, we looked at how Jesus healed the possessed man of Gadera, delivering him from demonic influence. That man’s life ...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Who is America’s greatest living novelist?

Who is America’s greatest living novelist?

Is it too soon to ask who is now America’s greatest living novelist? Philip Roth has been dead since Tuesday, and I’m a little curious as ...

May 25th, 2018 |  


The prophet of the diamond speaks

The prophet of the diamond speaks

Before I start this week’s column, I want to give a big thanks to all the folks who made Tuesday’s Best of Preps sports banquet such a gre...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Birthing center a comfort to parents, families

Birthing center a comfort to parents, families

This is the second of two articles bringing readers the stories of a few parents who have brought their children into the world at The Birthing Center...

May 20th, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


Lobbyist may not be bad idea

Recently, Mount Airy’s Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Bryan Holloway, to act as a lobbyist on behalf of the city at the General...

May 20th, 2018 |  


What did Jesus do?

What did Jesus do?

Mark Chapter 5; What Did Jesus Do? The Lord’s character is clearly displayed in all 4 of the Gospels of Matthew Mark Luke and John. In Mark chap...

May 18th, 2018 |  


Celebrities are just like us, they die

Celebrities are just like us, they die

It is really annoying the way celebrities whom one has never met are constantly dropping dead and inflicting unwanted reminders of mortality on all of...

May 18th, 2018 |  


New owner isn’t taking Panthers away

New owner isn’t taking Panthers away

Wow, just wow.Sources close to the Carolina Panthers disclosed the purchase price for the NFL team Wednesday, and the sum breaks the record for any sp...

May 17th, 2018 |  


Do what’s right for Shepherd’s House

It appears Mount Airy city council will get a second chance to do the right thing in allowing the Shepherd’s House to expand.There is a movement...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Reader asks city to reconsider

To the Editor,I hope Mount Airy Mayor Rowe and the city commissioners will reconsider their recent decision to not rezone in order for the Shepherd...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Proud in so many ways

To the Editor,It seems like yesterday that North Surry High School started its girls’ soccer program in 1995 and I was there to watch my daughte...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Writer: Approve Shepherd’s House expansion

To the Editor:I consider it a great blessing that across my 70 years I have never been homeless. I cannot imagine what homelessness would be like.On t...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Birthing center helps growing families

Birthing center helps growing families

This is the first of two articles bringing readers the stories of a few parents who have brought their children into the world at The Birthing Center ...

May 13th, 2018 updated: May 24th, 2018. |  


Clean campaigns, apathetic voters

Congratulations to the candidates who emerged victorious in Tuesday night’s primary.In some cases, those candidates now win the right to represe...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Nothing wrong with pursuing the dreams

Nothing wrong with pursuing the dreams

We are in the midst of what I believe is often one of the more reflective times of year for many folks, when high schoolers and college students all a...

May 13th, 2018 |  


We are the apple of God’s eye

We are the apple of God’s eye

The New Testament is packed full of evidence of God’s love for us, and His great desire to bless us, His beloved children.I like that word belov...

May 11th, 2018 |  


A ‘peony’ by any other name

A ‘peony’ by any other name

A most delightful aroma was wafting out of my colleague Kim Cagle’s office on Thursday as I walked by. I looked inside, and she had a glorious b...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Picking a career is a lot like dating

Picking a career is a lot like dating

Later today I will be celebrating my big sister walking across a stage and getting a college degree.For fear of a whupping, I won’t say how old ...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Readers asks city to reconsider

To the Editor,I hope Mount Airy Mayor Rowe and the city commissioners will reconsider their recent decision to not rezone in order for the Shepherd...

May 10th, 2018 |  


Leadership means admitting when you are wrong

Being in an elected leadership position is not an easy job. While many scoff at the professional politicians in Washington who refer to it as “p...

May 9th, 2018 |  


Reader stunned by city action

To the Editor,I was astounded to read the story about the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners refusing the rezoning request for the Shepherd’s Hou...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Make your voice known

Tuesday is Primary Day, when voters will have the opportunity to go to the polls and select the GOP and Democratic party nominees — and in a cou...

May 6th, 2018 |  


Maybe we’re not so friendly afterall

Maybe we’re not so friendly afterall

There, but for the grace of God, go I.It’s a common saying, one meant to show humility, to express an understanding that every one of us could e...

May 6th, 2018 updated: May 8th, 2018. |  


Another profession falls to automation

Another profession falls to automation

Automation strikes again. Yet one more robot has taken yet one more job away from humans, and in doing so, has endangered not just any profession, but...

May 4th, 2018 |  


Connecting with God’s love

Connecting with God’s love

In the previous two articles, we have discussed God’s great love for us, and the overwhelming desire in His heart to bless and help His children...

May 4th, 2018 |  


The great ones make it look easy

The great ones make it look easy

One day a friend and I were checking out an online photography gallery and came across a beautiful shot of the setting sun behind one of the lighthous...

May 3rd, 2018 |  


Everyone knows cigarettes can kill. By the time you reach middle age, you’ve probably known a smoker who has died or is dying of lung cancer. Bu...

April 29th, 2018 |  


Minister congratulates colleague

To the Editor,What a delight to open the Mount Airy News and see on March 10 the great news that Bonnie, as she is known in Mount Airy, has been selec...

April 27th, 2018 |  


Dealing with a big birthday

Dealing with a big birthday

This past Sunday at lunch, my baby sister made a comment expressing amazement that I was going to be 60 the next day. She wasn’t being snotty be...

April 27th, 2018 updated: April 27th, 2018. |  


Understanding the love of God

Understanding the love of God

God, who created all things, loves us so much. He loves all of us even in our current condition. Everyone needs to know this. His love for us has been...

April 27th, 2018 |  


The NFL Draft kicks off tonight

The NFL Draft kicks off tonight

Tonight is the big night for college football prospects as the NFL Draft starts at 7 p.m.Teams will be picking their favorite player in the first roun...

April 26th, 2018 |