City does not need $15 auto fee

Mount Airy City Manager Barbara Jones presented her budget proposal to the city Board of Commissioners recently, asking for what we consider a rather ...

May 25th, 2016 |  


It’s a day to remember

It’s a day to remember

Though there’s any number of things going on these days about which I might care to opine, every year about this time I think a lot about my pre...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Please, no more ‘Happy Memorial Day’ idiocy

Please, no more ‘Happy Memorial Day’ idiocy

In recent years as our once-fine country increasingly has become eroded by political correctness, there has been this big push to eliminate the phrase...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Slow dDown … and fast

Longing for more? Have you ever tried going with less instead? Not too long ago, I asked my kids if they knew what it meant to fast. We tend to joke a...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Weekend in the country changed my life

Weekend in the country changed my life

I remember my first time as if it were yesterday.No, not that. I am speaking of the first time I ever experienced crème Anglaise. It was very nea...

May 19th, 2016 |  


What happened to Tough on Crime?

What happened to Tough on Crime?

Every time you pick up the newspaper or turn on a news channel, you hear about HB 2 and all the complaining on one side or the other.Politicians are a...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Where have all the real names gone?

Where have all the real names gone?

Not a day goes by that I don’t deal with children’s names at work and yet, sometimes, almost a week can pass without coming across a child...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Jeb Stuart’s new home is perfect

Jeb Stuart’s new home is perfect

Last year a Patrick County, Virginia, judge opted to remove a portrait of Confederate General J.E.B. “Jeb” Stuart from the county courthou...

May 18th, 2016 |  


EDC head: Taxpayers not paying county penalty

To the Editor,I wanted to explain in more detail the Pittsburgh Glass Works equipment lease and current repayment request to the Golden LEAF Foundatio...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Hamburg Bridge needs cleaning

To the Editor,I’d like to see the Historical Society clean up the old “Hamburg Bridge” again. Its been 2 years since I called the Ma...

May 18th, 2016 |