Reader takes issue with drinking

To the Editor,What Is Next?We once had Blue Laws, could not sell beer or wine on Sundays. Then they started selling on Sundays. Once you could not dri...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Duke official favors coal ash commission

To the Editor,This is a critical time for our community and all North Carolinians. Decisions being made right now by lawmakers in Raleigh could have a...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Reader laments commissioners HB2 support

To the Editor,The Surry County Board of Commissioners in their infantile wisdom have passed a resolution that not only sanctions discrimination but is...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Sheriff endorses Justice Edmunds

To the Editor,As your sheriff I have the opportunity to witness firsthand the performance of our criminal justice system.Law Enforcement Officers live...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


City resident: No need to raise taxes, utility rates

The City Manager has given the Commissioners a proposed budget; to begin July 1. The proposed budget calls for an unprecedented 8 percent raise for ci...

June 1st, 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 |  


Reader: Obama is no Christian

To the Editor,I love America. And I don’t say that nonchalantly. America is truly the greatest nation on earth. Because (so far), we have the fr...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Parks should charge more to non-city residents?

To the Editor,The annual city budget process is in its final stages and our city commissioners will be voting on it right away. Here are two items all...

May 15th, 2016 |  


Economic official: Proud to represent Surry County

To the Editor,As a hard-working citizen of Surry County, I would be upset about the article in the Sunday edition of the Mount Airy News which led wit...

April 11th, 2016 |