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 |  


Atkinson will be hard act to follow

The announcement came as a bit of a shock: Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson, who has spent 32 years working in the sheriff’s office in one c...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Pay raises long overdue for police, deputies

Despite some heated words and push back from City Manager Barbara Jones and Human Resources Director Becky McCann, it appears Mount Airy’s commi...

March 12th, 2017 |  


Teams seek the ultimate prize today

It’s tempting to call it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Except it’s not. For many — for most — it’s an opportunity tha...

March 11th, 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...

March 9th, 2017 |  


Yokeley: Childish fit or superiority complex?

Thursday night, Mount Airy Commissioner Steve Yokeley caused a bit of a surprise when he voted against a motion to allocate $428,000 for parking lot a...

March 5th, 2017 |  


Boycott hurts the wrong people

The NAACP announced earlier this week it would not hold its national convention in North Carolina this year, as a protest against HB2 and voter suppre...

March 1st, 2017 |  


The passing of an American hero

Mount Airy, and to a larger extent the nation, lost a true hero over the weekend with the death of 97-year-old William F. “Bud” Liebenow, ...

February 27th, 2017 |