A socially unacceptable mess

A socially unacceptable mess

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Jeff Linville lamented the lack of summer blockbusters this year. Jeff should have waited two weeks and he could h...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Your View

Thursday night there will be a special meeting of our town commissioners. One of the topics of discussion will be a plan to offer public wireless inte...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Let’s argue sports instead of politics

Let’s argue sports instead of politics

Everywhere I turn is more political arguing, so I’m continuing my recent trend of avoiding politics in my columns.In fact, I’ve tried to b...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Swimming with bacteria hits close to home

Swimming with bacteria hits close to home

To generations of kids in Patrick County, Virginia, Fairy Stone State Park might just as well have been Disney World.While I was growing up about 10 m...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Pokémon Go, more popular than sex?

Pokémon Go, more popular than sex?

Pokémon Go seriously caught my attention when I heard it had been downloaded onto more Android phones than the hook-up app Tinder, which would se...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

In the letter of Paul to the church at Galatia, we find that Paul is encouraging the people to place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ rather than ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte became a hotbed of political fighting this year with the passing of HB 2, the bathroom law that has caused many groups to label North Caroli...

July 21st, 2016 |  


When will we start killing people?

Every now and then I read something in our publication which makes me shake my head.It’s usually not at the local level. The sort of things whic...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 17th, 2016 |  


You Said It

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website, mt...

July 15th, 2016 |