Mayor, committee show true leadership

True leadership is an elusive quality, especially in today’s world of knee-jerk, always-negative critics filling up Facebook, Twitter, and other...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Young should consider local law career

To the Editor,As a long-time resident of Surry County (just 81 years) I want to encourage all young men and young ladies of Surry County to consider a...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Writer: More regulation needed over healthcare

To the Editor,This is in response to Andy Winemiller’s Jan. 25 column “Foxx’s talking point meets logic.” Thank you, Mr. Winem...

February 10th, 2017 |  


No sanctuary for defiant cities

No sanctuary for defiant cities

I don’t know what’s more irritating — the fact we have millions of illegal aliens running loose in this country, or the legions of o...

February 10th, 2017 |  


‘Equality: ’ God’s awesome creation

‘Equality: ’ God’s awesome creation

We greet you in the name of the Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I consider it an honor and a privilege to share with you the good news about our savior....

February 10th, 2017 |  


Yokeley leads in getting better records of city meetings

Monday’s Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting was moving along as they usually do, until it was time for the commissioners to vote on appro...

February 9th, 2017 |  


Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

As buzzwords go, “authenticity” is one of the more mysterious ones. And the quest for it has led American businesses to the spot where the...

February 9th, 2017 updated: February 10th, 2017. |  


Going Gaga over the Super Bowl

Going Gaga over the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl was Sunday, and anyone still claiming that Peyton Manning is the best QB of all time will get laughed out of the room.But, rather than ...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Today’s politician is no elder Bush

Today’s politician is no elder Bush

It was a breath of fresh air to see a truly great man who became president.No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I can’t see any way I c...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Trump’s stance on courts is troubling

As we said it would, the early days of Trump’s presidency has certainly been interesting.And a little scary.But certainly not surprising.What ha...

February 6th, 2017 updated: February 7th, 2017. |