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Letters

  • Candidate's negative comments unfair to opponent

    I find supervisor candidate Gesche Morley energetic and invigorating.
    One Sunday early this summer we traveled to Floyd to a training seminar. We were new acquaintances, so there was a lot to talk about.
    I was curious about her approach to problem solving and the areas she had talked about as her areas of focus for Grayson County.
    She talked about the foundation of agriculture in our county. She talked about the deep involvement of her sister, Charlotte, in grass-fed beef and the potential for growers here.

  • Morley is best choice for Wilson District

    As we approach Election Day, those of us in Grayson County’s Wilson District have two choices for the supervisor seat: Tom Revels and Gesche Morley.
    I have been assisting Ms. Morley. As we campaign around the district and talk with people, I am impressed by Ms. Morley’s willingness to listen to concerns, what matters most to voters, and discussions that follow.
    Ms. Morley is a retired teacher. Her hometown is Elkin, N.C. She moved here five years ago, built a house, and settled along the New River with her husband, Eric.

  • Littrell stands behind record as Carroll supervisor

    On Nov. 7, Pipers Gap District voters will choose whom they prefer to be their board of supervisors’ representative.
    There are stark differences between my opponent and me.
    I strongly support Twin County Airport. It’s an economic engine and helps attract businesses to our region.
    Often the presence of a nearby airport will be the deciding factor in a company’s decision to relocate or expand.
    Last Thursday, Virginia’s governor flew into the airport for an economic announcement at Virginia Produce.

  • Time for new representative in Pipers Gap District

    conservative, for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 7.

    He supports policies that are different from major parties. He believes in Christian stewardship, our seniors, fixed-income folks and our children, who deserve representation.

    Our tax dollars need to be in line with our actual needs. Washington, D.C., is 330 miles from Pipers Gap District and Richmond is 276 miles.

  • Candidate using divisive tactics against opponent

    The nation just endured the most divisive election since 1968.  There was a coarsening of political discourse.
    It is disturbing that this type of conduct has invaded our local election for county supervisor. Tom Revels, Republican candidate for the Wilson District, has characterized opponent Gesche Morley as a city person who does not hold rural folk in much regard, and he attributes this to her family ties to Charlotte Hanes.

  • 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.