Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION http://mtairynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:11:06 EST 1800 County trying to kill interstate project? http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial-opinon/50303620/County-trying-to-kill-interstate-project The long-awaited, must-anticipated interstate water and sewer project appears to be near the brink of death — much to what we suspect is the secret delight of at least some Surry County officials. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:35:07 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50120351/ To the Editor,Much has been written and said about the service to our community by J. D. Bartley. Indeed he was a public servant in many ways, serving from a heart of love for the people and their welfare. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:54:03 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50079210/ To the Editor, Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:36:04 EST No easy answer on Habitat request http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50112932/No-easy-answer-on-Habitat-request On Thursday Mount Airy Commissioner Shirley Brinkley expressed a concern that the community might view her as the “bad guy” for leading opposition to a request to waive water and sewer hook-up fees for two Habitat for Humanity building... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:02:05 EST Private use of park may not be in the public’s best interest http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50048743/Private-use-of-park-may-not-be-in-the-publics-best-interest There seems to be a brewing controversy over a piece of state legislation introduced at the General Assembly by Mount Airy Rep. Sarah Stevens, which would allow state officials to rent out Pilot Mountain State Park to a group of car enthusiasts in... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:06:05 EST A glaring gap in North Carolina’s Medicaid program http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50042688/A-glaring-gap-in-North-Carolinas-Medicaid-program Changing North Carolina's Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate the 2014 “short session” of the General Assembly. Common to most of the proposals under consideration is the principle of “integrated health... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:04 EST A building may be lost, but church’s place in community remains http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/50023059/A-building-may-be-lost-but-churchs-place-in-community-remains On Thursday, an important part of our community was destroyed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:11 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50016272/ To the Editor,A couple of months ago my husband and I had the privilege of visiting the lovely city of Mount Airy and meeting a TV legend, Ms. Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou of the Andy Griffith Show). Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:27:04 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50015543/ I was reading The Mount Airy News on Friday July 18 and saw the article “General Assembly Cutting School Bus Drivers.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:04 EST (No heading) http://mtairynews.com/news/letters/50016163/ To the Editor,Responsiveness.Constituents expect this from their elected officials. Even if the politician disagrees, there is an expectation of responsiveness to citizens' concerns, if only a respectful reply. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:22:07 EST Availability fee a good solution for city http://mtairynews.com/news/editorial/302712/Availability-fee-a-good-solution-for-city Last week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners again took on the question of mandatory water and sewer hook-ups for city residents. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:34:08 EST