Richard Burr in Sen. Sam role

Richard Burr in Sen. Sam role

Republican Richard Burr has been many things during his more than 12 years in the U.S. Senate — a policy wonk who likes to get into the weeds, a...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

What is the most memorable Mother’s Day gift you have received? .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Hey, Mexico, turnabout is fair play

Hey, Mexico, turnabout is fair play

It’s an all-too-familiar scene:• Illegal immigrants flowing in virtually unchecked across the southern border.• Related reports of c...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Ohhhh Nooooo, Mr. Bill is back

Ohhhh Nooooo, Mr. Bill is back

It’s always odd when someone addresses me as “Mr. Colvard.” I find myself looking over my shoulder to see if Dad or Big Pa is standi...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Having some anxiety just isn’t the same

Having some anxiety just isn’t the same

When I was in college, one of my habits was getting something to eat in the cafeteria, pulling out a notebook and attempting to jot down some ideas ab...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Seeking equality with Jesus sandals

Seeking equality with Jesus sandals

It’s that time of year again — the time when my thick northern blood works against me.All winter I tell these southerners they need to go ...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Street Scene

Street Scene

As beverages go, in your opinion what makes wine special? .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileB...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Writer: Give officers raises, hire marketing director

To the Editor,After reading several newspaper accounts of recent meetings of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners, I am surprised by the commissioner...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Two words explain NASCAR’s woes: BO-RING!

Two words explain NASCAR’s woes: BO-RING!

My memories of stock-car racing go back to the 1960s when legendary figures such as Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts and Cale Yarborough barnstormed th...

May 6th, 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 |