Spencer’s project on the right path

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took a significant step forward in getting the redevelopment of the former Spencer’s property on track, wh...

April 14th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

April 9th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Hard to justify a city fee to hospital patients

Recently Mount Airy Commissioner Jon Cawley voiced the idea of Northern Hospital of Surry County adding a surcharge to patient bills as a means for th...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Shocking law goes far beyond bathroom protections

We have remained largely silent on last week’s General Assembly meeting, and passage of what some are calling an anti-LGBT protection bill, beca...

March 30th, 2016 |  


Surry candidates have a lesson for us all

The campaigns have been waged, the ballots counted, and now the statewide and national candidates move on, trying to take their delegates, or their re...

March 17th, 2016 |  


Voting and open government

A bid to give North Carolina a larger role in picking presidential nominees could gradually lead to more transparent and accountable government on the...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Dobson the right choice for county water system

While Surry County is just now moving forward on the long-awaited interstate sewer project, county officials are looking for ways to get out of the bu...

March 12th, 2016 |  


You Said It

You 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, mt...

March 12th, 2016 |  


You said it…

You 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, mt...

February 27th, 2016 |  


Fate of Main Street program to be considered?

The Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is starting a two-day retreat today to look at the city’s budget and the board’s goals over the comi...

February 25th, 2016 |  


Voters have spoken: Obama should appoint justice

There can be so many ambiguities when it comes to politics and government. Professional politicians, those who lead the nation, often employ individua...

February 23rd, 2016 |  


Public trust broken again?

Something’s wrong in the Surry County Clerk of Court’s office.Either the folks there are playing a little loose with the rules and expecta...

February 21st, 2016 updated: February 21st, 2016. |  


Everyone but General Assembly could see this coming

It truly gives us no joy to ever say we told you so. On the contrary, we would much rather see government leaders do their business in public; willing...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Take coach’s advice

Take coach’s advice

“Act like you’ve been there before,” is what my old high school football coach used to say.That remark was one I often repeated. Whe...

February 17th, 2016 |  


City loses a true friend

Mount Airy lost a friend and a true public servant last week with the passing of former mayor Jack Loftis.Loftis died Monday, just days after sufferin...

February 15th, 2016 |  


Forum highlights ideas and positive political efforts

Thursday night, The Mount Airy News conducted a candidate forum for all Surry County candidates seeking office, or nominations to office, in the March...

February 13th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

February 12th, 2016 |  


See, hear local candidates at Thursday forum

Thursday night Surry County voters will have an opportunity they don’t often get — a chance to see and hear all of the candidates for loca...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Appointing Yokeley to regional council the right move

It was good to see the Mount Airy Commissioners last week rescind an earlier action and move Commissioner Steve Yokeley back into the slot of the city...

February 8th, 2016 |  


Pocket change could be the difference for United Fund

A homeless family has no where to turn, no one to help them, until they get desperately needed assistance from The Shepherd’s House, giving them...

February 6th, 2016 |  


Netflix offers intriguing Cobain feature

Netflix offers intriguing Cobain feature

Over the weekend, I was perusing Netflix’s new releases when I came across an interesting documentary into the death of Kurt Cobain.“Soake...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


Board shuts out public input

Last week, the Surry County Board of Commissioners seemingly put a rush on its choice to fill the vacancy created by Paul Johnson’s resignation....

February 2nd, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

January 30th, 2016 |  


Even when guilty, still getting special treatment?

The saga of Paul Johnson’s case of stealing from the taxpayers of Surry County — while he was a sitting member of the county board of comm...

January 27th, 2016 |  


Commissioners make stand, now on to the real work

Thursday night was a shocking turn of events, when the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners voted to disband the city’s Redevelopment Commission.Sh...

January 24th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

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January 22nd, 2016 |  


RDC does as it pleases, without fear of consequences

In much of the everyday work world, if a boss gives those serving under her specific instructions, and those employees simply refuse to follow instruc...

January 20th, 2016 |  


You 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, mt...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Involve students in fight vs. litter

Surry County Commissioner Eddie Harris has decided he’s had enough.Like most anyone who drives through Surry County, particularly along some of ...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Golding should do his job or give up the gavel

We’re not sure what’s going on lately, but it seems there’s a spate of instances where publicly elected officials have decided they ...

January 12th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

January 8th, 2016 |  


Billboard dispute about more than scenery

On at least two occasions in recent months, the Surry County Board of Commissioners has addressed the issue of billboard proliferation in Surry County...

January 7th, 2016 |  


New Virginia gun measure nothing but PR stunt

Last week, Virginia officials announced that, effective Feb. 1, the state would no longer recognize concealed carry permits issued in most other state...

January 6th, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

January 1st, 2016 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

December 26th, 2015 |  


MAPRA changes dynamics of downtown debate

The formation of the Mount Airy Property Rights Alliance (MAPRA) has changed the dynamic of the stewing controversy over the Redevelopment Commission&...

December 20th, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

December 18th, 2015 |  


RDC proposal worth further study

The Mount Airy Redevelopment Commission unveiled a new strategy last week, one aimed at trying to gain traction for its expansive downtown redevelopme...

December 16th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up

To the staff at Dobson Elementary School for its recent recognition as one of the top Title I schools in North Carolina.The recognition means the scho...

December 12th, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

December 11th, 2015 updated: December 11th, 2015. |  


Call for unity a good sign

Last week three members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners took the oath of office — Mayor-elected David Rowe was not able to do so becaus...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To Nathaniel Lowther, an East Surry student who was honored earlier this week by the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners. That came in recognition f...

December 5th, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

December 4th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up To…

To First Baptist Church and the dozens of community volunteers who helped serve the 19th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the church. ...

November 28th, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Demand drives Thanksgiving bargain blitzes

As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized.R...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Redevelopment body continues to engender mistrust by public

Residents of Mount Airy, and we believe some members of the city’s board of commissioners, do not trust the city’s redevelopment commissio...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

November 21st, 2015 |  


You Said It…

You 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, mt...

November 20th, 2015 |