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 |  


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...

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


TSA stands for ‘Terrorists Stymie America’

TSA stands for ‘Terrorists Stymie America’

Remember after the 9/11 attacks when we were told that life would never be the same again?Well, that certainly has proved to be true — and you d...

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


21st century pen pals, not very different

21st century pen pals, not very different

When folks of my generation regale youngsters with the joys of the mid-twentieth century — we played outside without supervision, our parents be...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

Longing for more? Consider Christian fellowship

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles ...

May 27th, 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 |  


We need to stop dumbing down of America

We need to stop dumbing down of America

In the 2006 movie “Idiocracy,” Luke Wilson, an average Joe, is accidentally frozen for 500 years.He wakes up to find that America has been...

May 26th, 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 |  


It’s a day to remember

It’s a day to remember

Though there’s any number of things going on these days about which I might care to opine, every year about this time I think a lot about my pre...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Please, no more ‘Happy Memorial Day’ idiocy

Please, no more ‘Happy Memorial Day’ idiocy

In recent years as our once-fine country increasingly has become eroded by political correctness, there has been this big push to eliminate the phrase...

May 21st, 2016 |