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 27th, 2017 updated: July 28th, 2017. |  


Market Street should be simple

Unless officials push the decision down the road again, Thursday is when the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will decide what the city is going to d...

July 16th, 2017 |  


Thumbs Up

To the North Carolina General Assembly for appropriating an extra $250,000 to Surry Community College for its viticulture program. This is long overdu...

July 15th, 2017 |  


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 14th, 2017 |  


Stevens growing influence good for Surry County

North Carolina Rep. Sarah Stevens, a Mount Airy-based Republican, showed again last week that she has become an effective, thoughtful legislator durin...

July 9th, 2017 |  


City should pursue food, beverage tax

Mount Airy Commissioner Jon Cawley recently discussed the idea of pursuing a food and beverage tax on prepared food as a means to raise additional rev...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Youth suicide, bullying far too widespread

Today, we have a tragic story on page 1, the story of a local young man who, according to authorities, took his own life earlier this week.Generally, ...

May 6th, 2017 |  


Laws banning hate speech are wrong

From the Richmond County Journal/Civitas MediaHoward Dean is wrong, but he isn’t alone.The former Vermont governor and onetime Democratic presid...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 27th, 2017. |  


Semantics aside, Foxx’sbill an assault on privacy

A few weeks ago Fifth District Rep. Virginia Foxx introduced a bill known as the Preserving Employee Wellness Program Act.Continuing a fine tradition ...

April 1st, 2017 |  


A tale of two states

From the News and ObserverFormer North Carolina Sen. John Edwards turned the phrase as he campaigned as the Democratic vice presidential candidate in ...

March 28th, 2017 |