Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:41:41 EST 1800 Do not fear, God is near http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695343/Do-not-fear-God-is-near Greetings to each and every one of my readers out there. I am Evangelist Florence E. Green, of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:15:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/152000069/ To the Editor Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:00:21 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion/151923419/ To the editor, Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:55:22 EST Do not hinder God http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695325/Do-not-hinder-God I, Evangelist Florence E. Green of Zion Hill Church of God out of Martinsville, Va., greet you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:15:23 EST Stone Mountain News http://mtairynews.com/news/community-news-opinion_columns/151874338/Stone-Mountain-News The Traphill Fire Department will have a pinto bean supper and cake walk on Saturday at 6 p.m. Because one of the firefighters, Charlotte Sloan, lost her home to fire last Saturday night, proceeds from this supper will go to help her family. If you... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:00:30 EST Endure, trouble won’t last always http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/151524188/Endure-trouble-wont-last-always We greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. It's such a blessing to be a child of god. As I mentioned in my first column it's so much to be said, but just about impossible to say it all at one time. It goes for any message it has to... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:30:21 EST City tobacco discussion still misses the mark http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/151773559/City-tobacco-discussion-still-misses-the-mark Why are people who attend events at the Blackmon Amphitheatre more important to Mount Airy commissioners than people who attend ball games or go to picnics at city parks? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:00:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151751050/ To the Editor,In light of recent low-wage earner strikes, there should be a book entitled “How to Treat Employees, for Dummies.” Highlights would read something like this. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:55:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151749005/ To the Editor,This is in response to your article, “Lack of buildings hurting job growth,” published Saturday, January 31, 2015. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:25:22 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/151751165/ To the Editor,I do not live in Surry county but looks like more politics rather than looking after the community of Westfield. I wonder if all communities could stand up to this type of inspection? Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:10:22 EST Book Smarts http://mtairynews.com/news/opinion_columns/151695420/Book-Smarts Following is a list of titles recently received at the library that are available for checkout:Private Vegas by James Patterson, fictionThe Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller, fiction Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:20:21 EST Moped regs a good idea http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/151718456/Moped-regs-a-good-idea State legislators in Raleigh have in recent years imposed new regulations on moped users and are debating the passage of even more requirements on operators of the vehicles. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 02:55:22 EST Brinkely’s proposal could keep city tax rates from rising http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/151696962/Brinkelys-proposal-could-keep-city-tax-rates-from-rising Amid recent talk of tight budgets and overdue capital projects, Mount Airy Commissioner Shirley Brinkley gave voice to an idea for raising city revenue: Retaining some of the occupancy the city collects and hands over to the Mount Airy Tourism... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:05:24 EST Deadlocked vote another failure by no-show commissioner http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinion/151672326/Deadlocked-vote-another-failure-by-no-show-commissioner Monday night the Surry County Board of Commissioners were expected to send the long-anticipated Interstates Sewer Project out for bid. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:50:22 EST A physician with a healing touch http://mtairynews.com/news/church-opinion_columns/50943521/A-physician-with-a-healing-touch “I've got to go to the doctor!” Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:21 EST 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