City board took first step toward healing city

The vote to disband the Redevelopment Commission was a glorious victory for some; but for others, it was a crushing …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Thanks offered to former RDC members

To the Editor We wish to thank the current and past members of the Redevelopment Commission for all their work …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Troop 545 offers thanks

To the Editor, Boy Scout Troop 545 wants to thank all those who attended and/or donated money at Saturday’s Dan …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Time for RDC do as it’s told

To the Editor, Almost two years ago our City bought the Spencers property in order to control what happened to …

January 17th, 2016 |  

Dog owner perplexed

To the Editor, Please help me figure out this mystery. My dog Yogi went missing two days after Christmas from …

January 11th, 2016 |  

Yokefellow leader thankful for support

We did it again! Through your generous love and support we have continued to meet the needs of those in …

December 19th, 2015 |  

Repeating history with Trump?

The world once knew a charismatic leader who wooed his country into believing that people of a certain religious faith …

December 15th, 2015 |  

Comprehensive plan adoption is welcome

The City of Mount Airy first adopted a comprehensive plan in 1961 and it was of great value for several …

December 3rd, 2015 updated: December 3rd, 2015. |  

Cam Newton not perfect, but does a lot of good

Tom your article on Cam Newton was so offensive to me. Your lack of knowledge about Cam Newton was deplorable …

November 25th, 2015 |  

Not so fast on Cam criticism

To the editor, Your editorial on Cam Newton, “A Winner Who’s A Loser” is a prime example of ill-informed, opportunistic …

November 25th, 2015 |  

City should reject eminent domain

The city of Mount Airy should indeed reject eminent domain abuse as a development tool (“Eminent domain issue sparks legal …

November 22nd, 2015 updated: November 22nd, 2015. |  

Biting the hand that feeds you

There’s an old adage of life that says “Never bite the hand that feeds you.” This especially applies to politics. …

November 22nd, 2015 |  

This election holds significance

To the Editor, This Tuesday (11/3) we vote for Mayor and city Commissioners. This election might be the most important …

November 1st, 2015 |  

Partisan politics have come to Mount Airy

To the Editor, Mount Airy City Council races are supposed to be non-partisan, but a look at this year’s election …

November 1st, 2015 |  

Former commissioner takes issue with redevelopment

To the Editor, Having served for 12 years on the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners and watching what this redevelopment …

November 1st, 2015 |  

Election could affect RDC, city spending

To the Editor, The city primary this Tuesday (10/6) is for two commissioner seats! The primary will narrow the field …

October 4th, 2015 |  

Reasons to vote for Trump?

To the Editor, Why should everyone vote for Trump? Many good reasons. For instance. The media hates him, and wants …

September 26th, 2015 |  

Taking issue with headline

To the Editor, You printed an excellent letter from Jane Tesh in the Letter to the Editor section of the …

September 26th, 2015 |  

Thanks offered for Senior Fun Day

To the Editor, On behalf of the YVEDDI Senior Centers of Surry County, I’d like to thank everyone who made …

September 26th, 2015 |  

Candidate’s sister takes issue with editorial

To the Editor, I am a subscriber to the Mount Airy News and read your paper regularly. I have followed …

September 25th, 2015 |  

Reader upset over dog tether law

To the Editor, Monday night, Sept. 21, I attended the Commissioners’ meeting in Dobson along with a number of concerned …

September 24th, 2015 |  

Overdoing the fireworks?

To the Editor, I’m not anti-fair. I appreciate that they come to Mount Airy and that young people and families …

September 18th, 2015 |  


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