North Korea bigger threat than Russia

North Korea bigger threat than Russia

All the recent emphasis on Russia, which in my opinion is largely misguided, has taken the spotlight off what is clearly a bigger threat to free peopl...

June 24th, 2017 |  


A lesson from boy Jesus

A lesson from boy Jesus

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Luke 2:49In chapter 2 of the book of ...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Goodbye to the baddest of them all

Goodbye to the baddest of them all

The Rolling Stones may continue to tour, long after they are hobbling onstage with canes or zipping about in motorized wheelchairs, but on June 13, th...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


City resident: Commissioner should look at self

To the EditorI am writing in regards to your article regarding commissioner chastises board (Yokeley chastises fellow board member, Mount Airy News, J...

June 23rd, 2017 |  


Some hard advice for graduates

Some hard advice for graduates

Last week I attended Surry Central’s graduation.Over the past 22+ years as a journalist I have covered a number of graduations either as the rep...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


When both chutes don’t open, what’s next?

When both chutes don’t open, what’s next?

I have a lot of random conversations in my average day at work. I talk to a lot of people.While most of my conversations with public officials regard ...

June 21st, 2017 |  


Mayor doesn’t like headline

To the Editor,Recognizing how important the truth is, I take exception to the headline in the Tuesday edition of the Mount Airy News. Sowers Construct...

June 17th, 2017 |  


Prescription for overdoses: more attention

Prescription for overdoses: more attention

At the risk of possibly getting readers’ day off to a depressing start, please allow me to begin this week’s column with some sobering fac...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a promise

Inhabitants of a PromiseAnd now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to lov...

June 16th, 2017 |  


Bright lights, big dance floor

Bright lights, big dance floor

The dance floor from “Saturday Night Fever” is going up for auction. You remember, bright lights flashing through clear plastic with a you...

June 16th, 2017 |