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Letters

  • City, school board need to spend more wisely

    The responsibility of being on city council and/or the school board is using the money available to make the biggest impact.
    You must ask yourself, “How can we use the limited resources we have to impact the most people in the most positive way?”
    There isn’t one person who doesn’t think our new football/soccer field is beautiful.
    The field is just the vehicle community members are using to express dissatisfaction with the lack of transparency in our locality. Just as the land purchase was used before.

  • Ruritan Club endorses Littrell for supervisor

    On behalf of the Oakland Ruritan Club, we strongly support Dr. Tom Littrell as a candidate for Carroll County Supervisor.
    Dr. Littrell has been a faithful and dedicated member of the Oakland Ruritans for over 30 years and has served as president. He has shown in many ways that he has the ability, desire and leadership skills to be a supervisor for Carroll County’s Pipers Gap District.
    He is continually helping with all Ruritan activities, which involve helping the Pipers Gap community.
    We consider him a mentor, longtime friend and an honest individual.

  • Fire department thanks community for support

    The Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who supported us by attending the 50th Anniversary of the Grayson County Fiddlers’ Convention.

    We would also like to extend a personal thank you to Wilton Dolinger, a founding member of the convention, and Del. Israel O’Quinn for their kind words.

    The fire department and ladies auxiliary have been busy this year.

  • Thoughts and prayers appreciated during recovery

    On March 21 while traveling with my family I fell and broke my neck, injuring my spinal cord at the cervical level.
    Initially I was paralyzed from the neck down.
    Two days later I had four cervical vertebrae fused and after that spent 10 weeks at a spinal cord injury rehab facility in Georgia. I have been continuing my rehab at home in Missouri since then.
    The road has been long and challenging, but I have been able to walk again and regain use of my arms and hands and return to work part-time although pain and numbness persist

  • Candidate dedicated to community service

    Fellow citizens of Carroll County: We will be going to vote very soon.
    If you live in the Pipers Gap District. I encourage you to vote for Dr. Thomas Littrell.
    Dr. Littrell has been a resident, business owner and a leader in our county for many years. His community service in Boy Scouts, many clubs and as a supervisor shows his dedication to our county.
    As a Boy Scout leader, he has given many young people opportunities they would normally not have had. He has made a sacrificial life investment to serving people around him.

  • Littrell has fought to keep training center open

    As a current member of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Thomas Littrell is an unfaltering advocate for keeping Southwestern Virginia Training Center open.
    To keep the center open would mean a home for the intellectually and developmentally disabled, as well as saving the jobs of 400-plus people who work there.
    Dr. Littrell well understands the immense economic impact of these jobs on our local economy, and he comprehends the significance of these well-paying jobs for the employees.

  • Country is burdened with many problems

    In responding to news stories where an 11-week-old baby and a 5-year-old girl were seriously abused and neglected at the point of death, I dedicate this letter to them.
    The pathetic losers of the earth are growing in numbers. To add insult to the situation the 5-year-old was taken because of abuse earlier, then returned to the parents to endure more abuse.
    The most vulnerable among us cannot fight back. They depend on the system for help. But it is broken and run by some of the most inept morals ever.

  • Preferential treatment shown on shopping trip

    I go to a local shopping store, obtain a motorized scooter to assist me with getting my needs met, only to have a woman approach me ad persist I had to give my cart up, as her client needed it.
    I wasn’t going to be put in a position of having to contradict my health vs. her client’s health, so I didn’t even go there.

  • Tour of aircraft carrier turns into reunion for veterans

    On Sept. 19, Oscar Hall and I left the Hillsville VFW Post 1115 shortly after daylight for Patriots Point in Charleston, S.C., harbor.

  • Littrell has represented Pipers Gap District well

    Even though I live in Galax, I am a Carroll County landowner. I follow the actions of the Grayson and Carroll supervisors.
    Dr. Tom Littrell represents the Pipers Gap District and I consider him to be serious and fair in all matters that come before the supervisors. He has been a supervisor the past 10 years, so it is easy to judge what he has meant to the people he represents.