Skipping inauguration wrong for Congressmen

Today marks one of the most important days in our nation’s history, as we witness the peaceful transition of power from President Barack Obama t...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Officer training program targets vacancies

It has been a constant issue when discussing the Mount Airy Police Department in recent years — vacancies that simply never seem to go away.The ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Stevens’ influence in Raleigh good for city

Mount Airy and Surry County may have just gotten a little boost in influence and standing in the General Assembly.Sarah Stevens, a city attorney enter...

January 17th, 2017 |  


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January 13th, 2017 |  


Finally, a leader in the governor’s mansion

With the General Assembly opening Wednesday, and Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration not yet two weeks old, a couple of things are becoming clear.F...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Closure to a painful murder case?

Last week, a four-and-a-half-year odyssey for the friends and relatives of Donald Claude Arnder may have come to a close with the conviction of three ...

November 20th, 2016 |  


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November 18th, 2016 |  


Could Mount Airy Downtown help with whittling wall?

City officials revealed Thursday the idea of restoring what has been historically known as the Whittling Wall along West Oak Street, may run into a bi...

November 6th, 2016 updated: November 7th, 2016. |  


You Said It..,

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October 28th, 2016 |  


Guidelines for letters to editor

We are entering the final couple of weeks of the election season, with early voting already going on, and the big day — Nov. 8 — less than...

October 27th, 2016 |  


Disturbing implication by the city manager

Thursday night the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners split its vote, 3-2, in favor of a parking lot arrangement with AIS Buildings LLC, which owns pro...

October 23rd, 2016 |  


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October 21st, 2016 |  


Healthy debate does not mean board is broken

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is looking at bringing in a consultant from the University of North Carolina School of Government to help the bo...

October 13th, 2016 updated: October 13th, 2016. |  


County moving forward on two fronts

Last week, the Surry County Board of Commissioners continued work on two items that were particularly noteworthy.First was the county’s continue...

October 9th, 2016 |  


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October 8th, 2016 |  


Dashcam, bodycam law is bad for all involved

As reported by “Mount Airy News” staff writer Terri Flagg (page 1A), today is the last day bodycam and dashcam footage from law enforcemen...

September 30th, 2016 |  


Legislators should change ‘casino’ law

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s annual Casino Royale fundraiser just became a Concert Royale fundraising, now that the North Carolin...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Grandstanding at its hypocritical finest

This week the NCAA announced it would cancel a number of championship events in North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial HB2 law....

September 14th, 2016 |  


A chance to stop playing politics and start governing

Last week a group of former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justices and other retired judges unveiled a proposed congressional district map, showi...

September 4th, 2016 |  


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September 3rd, 2016 |  


EMS needs to keep better records

Forgive us if we don’t have a lot of sympathy for the Surry County EMS department at present.Nor the board of commissioners, for that matter.The...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Flea markets, rental housing worth a look

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners has recently expressed intentions to take a closer look at two types of businesses in the city — flea mark...

August 14th, 2016 |  


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August 13th, 2016 |  


You Said It

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August 6th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


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July 15th, 2016 |  


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July 7th, 2016 |  


Celebrating a nation’s greatness

In a dreadfully hot, musty meeting room during the height of summer, in the city of Philadelphia they gathered, debating the rather weighty question o...

July 3rd, 2016 |  


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July 2nd, 2016 updated: July 2nd, 2016. |  


A few lingering budget issues?

Today is the start of the new fiscal year for government agencies throughout the state, and while the budget process for Mount Airy was relatively pai...

July 1st, 2016 |  


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June 24th, 2016 |  


A coach’s legacy lives on

Many people in Mount Airy and the surrounding communities lost a mentor and friend Friday with the passing of Donald Price.We’ve written elsewhe...

June 19th, 2016 |  


City board right to avoid using surplus

Mount Airy city commissioners are wrestling with some tough budget questions this year, and they should be commended for doing so.It is all too common...

June 15th, 2016 |  


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June 11th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

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June 8th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

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June 3rd, 2016 |  


HRC plays dirty in HB2 debate

From The Charlotte Observer on House Bill 2:In the days before Monday’s Charlotte City Council meeting, the Charlotte Chamber urged council memb...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Fun is fine, but remember the reason for Memorial Day

As others here at The Mount Airy News have stated so well in a couple of columns last week, this is Memorial Day weekend, and while so many simply vie...

May 28th, 2016 |  


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May 28th, 2016 updated: May 28th, 2016. |  


Water, sewer hikes might be justified

Next week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the city’s budget proposal, and while we oppose the city’s m...

May 27th, 2016 |  


City does not need $15 auto fee

Mount Airy City Manager Barbara Jones presented her budget proposal to the city Board of Commissioners recently, asking for what we consider a rather ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


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May 13th, 2016 |  


DUI request a no brainer; legislators can get in line behind teachers

As is the case every year, the General Assembly finds itself faced with dozens, if not hundreds, of pieces of new legislation to consider, or calls fr...

May 11th, 2016 |  


State destined to lose ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

North Carolina has gotten considerable national attention in recent weeks, though as seems to often happen since the present General Assembly leadersh...

May 10th, 2016 |  


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May 7th, 2016 |  


A simple, quiet kind of hero

Today, Mount Airy will say good-bye to one of its icons, a goodwill ambassador for the city who touched countless lives over the years.Russell Hiatt, ...

May 6th, 2016 |  


Aggressive enforcement of laws might stop most littering

Last week some local officials gathered to discuss an issue that desperately needs to be addressed, yet is one that should never have to be addressed....

May 1st, 2016 |  


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April 22nd, 2016 |  


Examine the message, don’t shoot the messenger

Recently a bit of a storm blew up over some comments made by Economic Development Partnership President Todd Tucker.He was speaking with the Surry Cou...

April 17th, 2016 |  


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April 15th, 2016 |