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White collars, but no orange jumpsuits

White collars, but no orange jumpsuits

A television series called “Orange is the New Black” deals with life inside a women’s prison. The show’s title, of …

September 5th, 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, …

September 5th, 2015 |  

A perfect day and a revelation

A perfect day and a revelation

If we are granted one perfect day in our lives, then last Saturday was mine. One would not think that …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Voting district maps should be impartial

From The Fayetteville Observer/TNS It’s been more than four years and two state elections since the latest North Carolina voting …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Political correctness, or a slick PR move?

Political correctness has now hit close to home. Virginia Circuit Court Judge Martin Clark, who presides over cases in Stuart, …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

We writers need to lead by example

My coworker Tom Joyce likes to say, “When you work with words, words are your work.” Being a career journalist …

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

Reader takes issue with photo

To the Editor, In Thursday’s News (Mount Airy News, Aug. 27), you posted a picture of the Virginia Shooting scene …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Making school lunches healthy

To the Editor, With the new school year just started, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies, and lunches. …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

De-funding corruption and evil

De-funding corruption and evil

Recently, I covered an event in which U.S. Rep. Mark Walker spoke to a pretty large crowd at Page’s Books …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

Court deal for gambling centers a wise move

Last week in the Surry County court system several high-profile cases came to a quiet conclusion. Earlier this year the …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Surrounding government in secrecy?

We wondered, at least for a few hours, if Dobson officials might be reverting to the tricks of an earlier …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Thumbs Up…

To all of the area school teachers, administrators and support personnel who put in long, hard hours of planning and …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Reader critical of city attorney raise

To the Editor, One last word on the 66 percent for our city attorney. As I stated in an email …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Race conveniently dodged in Va. deaths

Race conveniently dodged in Va. deaths

Let me get this straight: A man who happens to be white guns down nine African-Americans in a church in …

August 29th, 2015 |  

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 |  

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