Mount Airy News- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:04:57 EST 1800 McCrory’s community college plan right on the money Gov. Pat McCrory has often been the target of ridicule and criticism since taking office, much of it of his own doing. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter To The Editor To the Editor, Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Saturday a day to honor two people On Saturday the community will have an opportunity to honor two people at one event.At 2 p.m. the documentary “Broadcast — A Man and His Dream” will be shown at the Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor To the Editor, Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City, MAD proposals prompt questions, suspicion Big changes seem to be afoot in downtown Mount Airy. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City, county make strides on Interstates project After months of posturing, of some Surry County officials seemingly intent upon forcing Mount Airy to accept the money-losing Flat Rock/Bannertown water and sewer system in exchange for the county's cooperation on the much anticipated... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor Thank your or your editorial, Good Old Boys network alive and well in Surry published 18 March. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the editor To the Editor,For Mr. Johnson to claim misinformation from us is disingenuous at best (Chicken farm ruffles feathers, Mount Airy News, March 18). Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Redevelopment commission a bad idea for Mount Airy Tonight is when the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners is likely to take up the issue of whether to create a redevelopment commission for the downtown area of the city. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Good Old Boys network alive and well in Surry Monday night the Surry County Board of Commissioners again showed an appalling lack of responsiveness and concern for the very people the board members were elected to serve, refusing to allow anyone to address the board regarding the planned... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Mayberry anywhere else is just like Mayberry? Over the past several years the Surry County Tourism Partnership, in conjunction with tourism authorities in local cities and towns, have gone to great lengths, and expense, in an effort to market the treasures Mount Airy and Surry County have to... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST County, not city, playing games with potential economic development The long-awaited, much-talked-about Interstates Water and Sewer project is close to fruition. All Mount Airy has to do is agree to clean up Surry County's mess — at considerable cost to the city — and all is well and... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Secretive meetings cast doubt on city plans We're a little nervous.We think you should be too.Thursday night the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the creation of a city redevelopment commission. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Change needed in social service policy Among the stories of a new city commissioner, a fatal wreck, a murder charge, and a host of other major stories over the past week, one which ran in Saturday's Mount Airy News may have been overlooked. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) John Peters (editor of the Mount Airy News), wrote a piece a few days (Feb. 22, 2014) ago concerning teacher pay that failed to address the real issues. In this letter I will address what he said and offer my own analysis as a political... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) To the Editor, Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST Much good comes from board’s choice of Ambrister Last week the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners selected Jim Armbrister to fill the vacant seat left by the death of Scott Graham.This selection, and the process, is laudable for at least three reasons. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST McCrory, teacher association forget pay raises affect more than just the educators Knee-jerk reactions are seldom effective, and Gov. Pat McCrory's recent plan for making teacher pay more competitive is no exception. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST