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...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Ernest T. and Otis, you beat everything

Ernest T. and Otis, you beat everything

With Mayberry Days upon us for another year, I suppose it’s appropriate to ask a timely question, not what’s in your wallet? — but w...

September 24th, 2016 |  


…and God remembered… His Covenant

…and God remembered… His Covenant

We have on many occasions made promises to friends or family members. Sometimes, the promises are kept. Sometimes, the promises are broken for various...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


NASA takes on dead Babylonians

NASA takes on dead Babylonians

I can’t decide who has made me angrier, NASA or a bunch of dead Babylonians.As long as I can remember, my astrological sign is Taurus. I am a Ta...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Studying this odd creature that is man

Studying this odd creature that is man

Human beings are an odd species.For years I have been fascinated by the psyche of the American public. I took several psychology classes and a philoso...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Police do good things — believe it or not

Police do good things — believe it or not

Whenever a police officer fatally shoots someone, justifiably or not, it is pretty much guaranteed to be big news all the around the country — p...

September 17th, 2016 |  


…and God remembered…bottles and books

…and God remembered…bottles and books

When I was a classroom teacher, I read a story to my young scholars about an elderly Mr. O.Mr. O wanted to brew tear water tea. So, Mr. O sat in his k...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Election year from a cord cutter’s view

Election year from a cord cutter’s view

I cut the cord from the cable company back at the end of 2011. Whenever friends complain about their astronomical cable bills, I ask them why they don...

September 16th, 2016 updated: September 16th, 2016. |  


Neighbor brought the community together

Today I have a funeral for my neighbor, Wallace Creed.I was only 7 when my family moved from Sunset Drive near the hospital out to White Plains. I tho...

September 15th, 2016 |  


Legislators should change ‘casino’ law

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s annual Casino Royale fundraiser just became a Concert Royale fundraising, now that the North Carolin...

September 15th, 2016 |