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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 …

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 …

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

Boy Scout change creates debate

From The Charlotte Observer The Boy Scouts of America stood poised late Monday to end a ban on openly gay …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Investigation Shines Light on Pay-to-Play Politics

RALEIGH – The recent State Board of Elections probe into contributions made to political candidates from the sweepstakes gambling – …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Phones are smart — but people, not so much

Phones are smart — but people, not so much

I like to think that newspaper readers are intelligent and thoughtful people who are a breed apart in these superficial …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Thumbs Up

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

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, …

July 24th, 2015 |  

A good day for karma

A good day for karma

Being the victim of a corporate or governmental security breach and having your personal information fall into the hands of …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Terror in our own backyard

Terror in our own backyard

Last week we learned that a tragedy had occurred. Four Marines and a Sailor were killed as they sat in …

July 22nd, 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 …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

A lesson we could all learn

A lesson we could all learn

There’s a lot of controversy going on in our society of late. People are screaming at and cursing one another …

July 19th, 2015 |  

A Roth IRA’s many benefits

A Roth IRA’s many benefits

The IRA that changed the whole retirement savings perspective. Since the Roth IRA was introduced, it has become a fixture …

July 19th, 2015 |  

Thumbs Up…

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

July 18th, 2015 |  

There was truth in Trump’s statements

There was truth in Trump’s statements

It’s funny how everyone always thinks freedom is such a great thing — until somebody exercises it in a way …

July 18th, 2015 |  

You’re old, fat. Get some exercise.

Doctors can be such a drag. When you reach a certain age, they keep hounding you to lose some weight, …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Fundamentals for revival

Fundamentals for revival

Let us look at 2 Chronicles 15-16. We can see what it takes to experience a revival in our lives …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Bull’s-eye on my back

I read an article recently from The New York Times website that had some debatable points. I thought about writing …

July 16th, 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 …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Debating over the wrong flag

A reasonable person can’t possibly contend that the Confederate battle flag, the same one that until recently flew over the …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Southerners impatient? No, we just know what we want

I read an interesting survey the other day which claimed that people in the South are the least patient in …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Resident believes more should run for office

To the Editor, I think more citizens would be interested in elected office if they knew more details. In November …

July 12th, 2015 |  

Behind on your retirement savings?

Behind on your retirement savings?

If life has not allowed you to build substantial retirement savings, what can you do to improve your retirement prospects? …

July 12th, 2015 |  

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