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,, on articles we’ve published. The comments are reproduced verbatim.

From an article by staff writer Tom Joyce regarding the planning closing of Long John Silvers in Mount Airy, we received the following Facebook comments:

Gayle Hill: Not surprised they no business up there, they shut down the jobs so everyone work and shop in Winston-Salem

Lisa Henderson Lamb: Have some respect for the people who are loosing their jobs. No one cares if you didn’t like eating there or thought it was nasty or awful.

Jason France: This is horrible news. Great place to eat.

Maria McDowell-Tillotson: I have eaten at Long John Sliver’s all over the US, and I can tell you that the Staff at the one in MT. Airy are great! They are always so polite and helpful, and we have NEVER had an issue with the food! I dont know why they would shut this one done…

Tina Sutherland: it makes me sick i love to eat there

Ben Danner: Nooooooooooooooooooo!

ChrisandTracie Bowman: We need to go before they close.

From a column by Tom Joyce regarding his belief that banning the Confederate flag is the wrong thing to do, we received the following Facebook comments:

Mike Wall: To deny the connection between man’s symbols and the content of his heart is to be a part of the problems of our society. I suppose ignorance is bliss. The heritage of the Confederate flag, and anything “Confederate”, is a rich history, one that as a ore cultural fact supported racism and slave labor. The whole matter belongs in the history books and museums not has divisive, contentious cultural rights in contemporary society.

John Pritchard: Yeah, that’s the ticket. Let’s just dump all history that “progressives” don’t care for …after all, isn’t that what Stalin did in Russia?

From a story about how some local officials believe the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal could have some benefits for local businesses, we received the following comments:

Michael Hull: Name a trade deal that has helped this county. I’ll wait…

John Pritchard: 5 days later and we’re all still waiting.

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