Skipping inauguration wrong for Congressmen

Today marks one of the most important days in our nation’s history, as we witness the peaceful transition of power from President Barack Obama t...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Anybody can grow up to be president

Anybody can grow up to be president

Remember when you were a little kid and your mama told you that if you were a good person and worked hard, you could achieve anything you set your min...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Digging deeper into state tax changes

Digging deeper into state tax changes

I have a confession: even though I work in the news industry, I don’t always keep up with news that happens far from me.I keep up with happening...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Online commentary went too far

To the Editor,The “educated Black female” has crossed the line.It is one thing to criticize Mayor Rowe who is capable of defending himself...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 19th, 2017. |  


Intolerance thrives in Surry County

Intolerance thrives in Surry County

I believe in life we forge our own destiny. We create our own opportunities. That’s what makes America great. You get to be whatever you want to...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Officer training program targets vacancies

It has been a constant issue when discussing the Mount Airy Police Department in recent years — vacancies that simply never seem to go away.The ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Stevens’ influence in Raleigh good for city

Mount Airy and Surry County may have just gotten a little boost in influence and standing in the General Assembly.Sarah Stevens, a city attorney enter...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

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January 15th, 2017 |  


Money, not race, divides ‘Mayberry’

Money, not race, divides ‘Mayberry’

If my memory is correct, I moved to Mount Airy 38 years ago this coming spring, and something I noticed right away was the glaring absence of a middle...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Whatever happened to flying cars?

Whatever happened to flying cars?

The promised Modern World from my childhood remains elusive.George Jetson had a flying car in 1962 and to this day, my car refuses to leave the ground...

January 13th, 2017 |