Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:38:10 EST 1800 Wonderful works take training http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50943482/Wonderful-works-take-training After I retired at the end of more than a half-century of pastoring, I needed something to keep me occupied. So it was that I took up woodworking. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:05:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151344828/ To the Editor, Sun, 18 Jan 2015 02:10:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151346155/ To the Editor,My fellow Republicans, 2014 is behind us and thanks to the capable leadership of Chairman Gary Tilley it has been an extraordinarily productive year. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:50:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151340245/ To the Editor, Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:15:21 EST Teachers really change the world http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50943442/Teachers-really-change-the-world Eighty-one years ago I was a first grade student in a small country school. That may seem unimportant to you, but the important fact was that I had a first-rate teacher. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:00:21 EST Board is right to adopt 10-point scale http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/51022419/Board-is-right-to-adopt-10-point-scale We are always nervous when the State Board of Education announces intentions to study changes to various policies affecting local schools. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:57:57 EST You are writing more than you think http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50943409/You-are-writing-more-than-you-think I read in the news a few days ago about the discovery of an ancient relic. It was a piece of stone about a half-million years of age on which some ancient forbear had scratched out a design. That indicated that a long time ago man was interested in... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 01:54:05 EST A New Year makes for new adventures http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50943316/A-New-Year-makes-for-new-adventures Isn't it wonderful? Today is the seconed day of a brand new year. Some of you have already broken those New Year's resolutions you so bravely made, but don't fret about it. You have unfolding before you new chances, new vistas in... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:40:07 EST Show blue to support police http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50943298/Show-blue-to-support-police Police conduct has become an increasingly hot button topic nationally. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:37:05 EST Good tidings to all http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinon/50925534/Good-tidings-to-all Over the years writers and other artists have attempted various ways of communicating the hopefulness and sense of joy that comes, or should come, with the Christmas season. Writers — most notably Charles Dickens — film makers and others... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:01:16 EST Have you prepared your heart? http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50785349/Have-you-prepared-your-heart In this last week before Christmas, everyone is busy including myself. There is the clearing of the desk. There is cleaning and decorating. There are shows and parties. There are gifts and wrapping. There are cards and messages to send. There are... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:18:03 EST John the Baptist prepared the way http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50785320/John-the-Baptist-prepared-the-way We draw closer to Christmas. On these middle Sundays of Advent, St. John the Baptist witnesses to the coming of the Lord. He comes to prepare the way of the Lord into human hearts. The way is made straight for Jesus to minister to us. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:17:05 EST City looks to fill gap left by county http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50799229/City-looks-to-fill-gap-left-by-county Financial incentives offered to business, as a way to entice the company to move to a community or to stay there through planned expansions, have become a necessary evil of sorts in the tool box of economic development officials and state and local... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 03:34:04 EST