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Is participation worth a trophy?

Is participation worth a trophy?

In the past few weeks I’ve heard a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of participation trophies or …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

You Said It…

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

In Brief…

Hold Legislators Accountable? Looks like we’re moving to a full-time Legislature in Raleigh after all. Legislators there were not able …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Redevelopment Commissionoverreach is no surprise

Last week four members of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners publicly took another city body to task, when the …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  

What’s missing — mimosas

What’s missing — mimosas

I really enjoy my life here in Surry County. I have a job that I don’t hate, a family I …

August 26th, 2015 |  

Playing games, hurting students

While the state still doesn’t have a budget for the fiscal year which began almost eight weeks ago, negotiators from …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Thumbs Up…

To the residents of Mount Airy, who have made the city’s curbside recycling program so successful city officials have decided …

August 22nd, 2015 |  

Golf can survive without Tiger Woods

Golf can survive without Tiger Woods

It might not be obvious at first glance, but Tiger Woods and Danica Patrick share something in common. While Woods, …

August 22nd, 2015 |  

The lamp that got away

The lamp that got away

Last year at the the age of 56, I finally got around to having a will drawn up. Since I …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Freedom from poisonous wishes

Freedom from poisonous wishes

Philippians 4:11 & 12 “…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to …

August 21st, 2015 |  

You Said It…

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Showing a love of country

Showing a love of country

The Aug. 6 Republican presidential debate certainly altered a few of my views and also confirmed many of my opinions …

August 19th, 2015 |  

School questions remain stalled

It’s been little more than a month since The Mount Airy News ran a couple of stories looking at the …

August 16th, 2015 |  

The labelization of America

Now that some of the dust has settled from the Aug. 6 GOP presidential debate, I’d like to share something …

August 16th, 2015 |  

First the flag, now Dixie – what’s next?

First the flag, now Dixie – what’s next?

As a longtime Washington Redskins fan, I have a deep hatred for their bitter rivals the Dallas Cowboys which goes …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Thumbs Up…

To 5-year-old Ryver Thompson, who set up a lemonade stand in front of her grandparent’s house recently, selling cups of …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Be selfish, shop local

Be selfish, shop local

While most of the world is focused on back to school purchases right now, horsey folk are more concerned with …

August 14th, 2015 updated: August 14th, 2015. |  

Freedom from appearance

Freedom from appearance

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Cor. …

August 14th, 2015 |  

Foreclosure the right option for city

Recently the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners decided to raze another house it considers a danger to its neighborhood. The …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Government is best when kept close

Government is best when kept close

I am a true believer in the thought process that the best government takes place at the level closest to …

August 12th, 2015 |  

Thumbs up…

To the town of Dobson, the Dobson Rescue Squad, Skull Camp and Dobson fire departments, and other organizations involved in …

August 8th, 2015 |  

Cecil the lion’s death — to roar or not

Cecil the lion’s death — to roar or not

If nothing else, the recent killing of Cecil the lion illustrates the deep divide between people in the United States …

August 8th, 2015 |  

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