Thumbs Up…

To the residents of Mount Airy, who have made the city’s curbside recycling program so successful city officials have decided to expand the prog...

August 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...

August 21st, 2015 |  


School questions remain stalled

It’s been little more than a month since The Mount Airy News ran a couple of stories looking at the potential cost savings which could be realiz...

August 16th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To 5-year-old Ryver Thompson, who set up a lemonade stand in front of her grandparent’s house recently, selling cups of the drink for 25 cents e...

August 15th, 2015 |  


Foreclosure the right option for city

Recently the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners decided to raze another house it considers a danger to its neighborhood.The structure, at 338 Hay St., ...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Thumbs up…

To the town of Dobson, the Dobson Rescue Squad, Skull Camp and Dobson fire departments, and other organizations involved in the National Night Out act...

August 8th, 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...

August 7th, 2015 |  


How do we measure our time?

How do we measure our time?

With my daughter Sarah ready to head off to college in a few weeks, I’ve spent far too much brain power recently thinking about how we measure t...

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  


Blurring black and white

Blurring black and white

Last week the Surry County director of health and nutrition sent a letter, meant as an informational piece, to Surry County Commissioners.Samantha Ang...

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 29th, 2015. |  


Boy Scout change creates debate

From The Charlotte ObserverThe Boy Scouts of America stood poised late Monday to end a ban on openly gay den leaders, scoutmasters and camp counselors...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up

To Angela Shur of Miss Angel’s Heavenly Pies for devoting time, energy, and resources to what is becoming a wildly successful fundraiser for the...

July 25th, 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...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Nearly full slate of candidates to greet city voters

When the dust finally settled as the candidate filing period ended on Friday, Mount Airy residents found themselves with something they haven’t ...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up…

To the Mount Airy Police Department for its involvement with the city schools’ summer feeding program.The program is one in which the city schoo...

July 18th, 2015 |  


City race has roomfor more candidates

Friday is the final day for candidates wishing to run for the post of mayor or several city commissioner seats to file to do so.Thus far, incumbents J...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Thumbs Up

To the Mount Airy Downtown Business Association, the VFW, Rotary clubs and other local groups involved with putting on the city’s July 4 parade,...

July 11th, 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...

July 10th, 2015 |  


Tough times ahead for scooters

A new law went into effect this month concerning the use of mopeds and scooters.I applaud the change, but I worry that this is just the first step tow...

July 9th, 2015 |  


Police tattoo policyshould be revised

The Mount Airy City Police Department has a problem.It can’t find enough qualified applicants to fill all of its officer slots.And now, it seems...

July 8th, 2015 |  


Thillis, Burr give support to Pacific Rim deal

North Carolina’s two United States senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, were among those voting last week to give President Barack Obama the ...

July 1st, 2015 |  


You said it

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, m...

June 27th, 2015 |  


Summer vacation is here, but where?

We’ve passed the summer solstice, so the days will start getting shorter and shorter; but for school children, summer vacation is only two weeks...

June 24th, 2015 |  


Pilot board moving rightdirection, but falls short

Pilot Mountain has a problem, one that’s been looming on the horizon, growing ever closer year by year.The town doesn’t have enough money ...

June 24th, 2015 |  


Time for squabblingover airport to end

As we have reported several times over the past few months, the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport Authority is embroiled in a dispute with a former auth...

June 21st, 2015 |  


You Said It…

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, m...

June 20th, 2015 |  


Far too early to drawconclusions from shooting

The news, as it broke during the evening, was increasingly awful.A shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.Multiple people shot.At least se...

June 18th, 2015 |  


City pay raise issue worth discussion

Mount Airy commissioners recently adopted the 2015-2016 budget, with no tax increases, water or sewer rate hikes. This is good news for city residents...

June 17th, 2015 |  


Sales Tax ‘Fairness’ Actstill misses the mark

A measure that would have gutted local governments’ abilities to collect and use sales tax money has apparently been rewritten to allow local go...

June 14th, 2015 |  


You said it…

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, m...

June 13th, 2015 |