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 |  


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 |  


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. |  


Marking 69 years of old time broadcasting

Sixty-nine years.That’s a long time, by most any standard, and certainly is a rather lengthy time for a small business to be alive, vibrant, and...

February 5th, 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...

February 4th, 2017 |  


Congrats to award winner, kudos to Chinese program

Two recent events bear commenting upon before they fade too far into the past.First, we offer a belated congratulations to Catrina Alexander for being...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Is Trump’s immigration moratorium truly bad?

Donald Trump sure has stirred the pot since taking office.In his latest controversial move, the president issued an executive order placing a three-mo...

January 31st, 2017 updated: January 31st, 2017. |  


Health Department Inspections

Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The lis...

January 27th, 2017 |  


NAACP shows restraint, wisdom

Sometimes, forgiving and moving forward is the bravest, strongest, most constructive thing a person or organization can do.That doesn’t mean it&...

January 26th, 2017 updated: January 26th, 2017. |  


Foster care law a good, progressive step for NC

Every Jan. 1 a plethora of laws either take affect or amend existing code, usually with little notice from the public.Some of those changes, though, h...

January 24th, 2017 |