Post wanted ‘good’ story, not accurate one

To the Editor,Unfortunately, the article about Mount Airy in The Washington Post is making its way around social media today. Not surprisingly, it rai...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

Washington Post pulled a good old-fashioned hatchet job

It was a hatchet job, pure and simple.I’m talking about the Jan. 5 Washington Post article “How nostalgia for white Christian America drov...

January 8th, 2017 |  


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January 7th, 2017 |  


NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

NC should dial up Calif. cell-phone law

I usually don’t think copying California is necessarily a good thing, given that the large state on the West Coast tends to be a trend-setter fo...

January 7th, 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...

January 7th, 2017 |  


Retail stores dropping like flies

Retail stores dropping like flies

Store closings are coming so fast and furious it’s getting hard to keep up. On Thursday, Macy’s and JC Penny were the most recent followin...

January 6th, 2017 |  


Some tips before hiring a photographer

Some tips before hiring a photographer

Earlier this week I was talking to a young bride-to-be about the wedding. Specifically, about wedding photos.With the improvements in digital cameras ...

January 5th, 2017 |  


We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

We lead in a lot, but not in healthcare

I spent the first decade or so of my adult life as a hard-line Republican. An 18-year-old Andy would have sung the party tune and marched behind the N...

January 4th, 2017 |  


Tar Heel state has big math problem

Tar Heel state has big math problem

RALEIGH — If North Carolina were to secede from the union and become an independent country — no, conspiracy theorists, I’m not actu...

January 2nd, 2017 |  


‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

‘Scared Straight’ after just two hours

Perhaps you are familiar with a program in America’s criminal justice system called “Scared Straight,” which attempts to shock juven...

December 31st, 2016 |