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Letters

  • Airstream group enjoyed Galax rally

    As co-directors of the 15th annual Airstream Special Events Rally for the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, we want to extend sincere appreciation to the citizens of Galax.
    Our Airstream group was warmly welcomed by everyone during the week of the Old Fiddlers’ Convention.
    Special thanks go to Ray Kohl, who arranged for our use of the Rex Theatre during inclement weather, to Wayne Henderson for his continued friendship and to the young musicians who so generously shared their talent with our Airstreamers.

  • Who was really behind 9/11 attacks?

    Consider the implications of the 9/11 attacks in the light of scientific, empirical evidence, that the Twin Towers in New York were not brought down as we suppose they were, but by satellite-based direct energy weapons.

  • Don't let political correctness taint debate

    I was glad to see the report on the discussion in the Aug. 10 Gazette about the transgender situation in Grayson County Schools, but that is not the reason for this letter, as I am not stating a position.
    One of the speakers made the comment that they were offended by the opposition to transgendered students being allowed to use the bathroom of their choice.
    The woman making this statement is a well-educated and very nice person, but in this case I believe that political correctness has again reared its ugly head.

  • Taking time to thank the community

    In my opinion, thank you Grayson County.
    Recent events have made me conscious of our time here and I want to say thanks to friends, neighbors and hard-working people of Grayson County, Briarpatch Metal Works, Paul’s and Quik Check, which survived a fire and came back.

  • There is no Democratic presidential nominee yet

    About three years ago, three highly respected journalists, two from Virginia, one from Georgia, were fired by the Associated Press (AP) for allegedly reporting false information in a story on Virginia’s Governor McAuliffe, retracted shortly after its appearance. Now, the national AP has reported speculation as solid fact: no retraction, no repercussions.
    What did AP do? On June 6, before voters had exercised their constitutional rights in seven contests yet to vote, AP announced Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee.

  • Support, prayers for Hampton appreciated

    We want to express our family’s gratitude for the support provided at the Galax breakfast benefit for Luke Hampton.
    The overwhelming support and prayers for Luke after his tragic life-changing accident are greatly appreciated. We are especially grateful for the organization and work of Marlene and Garry Adams and members of Trinity Baptist Church.

  • Time to recognize good customer service

    There have been negative comments about several local businesses. I want to do the opposite and mention local businesses that gave me great service.

    I had two 90-foot pine trees on the edge of a bank that could have crushed my house if they blew over. I asked around for a company with insurance and a license. Ramey’s showed up with a bucket truck and a crane and took down the trees.

    You can imagine the mess. Watching these guys rake and use a blower to get all of the twigs up and hauled away, I knew I picked a good company.

  • Time to declare your independence from meat

    What ever happened to the good old days when our worst worries on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks?
    A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline, is food poisoning by nasty E. coli and salmonella bugs hiding in hot dogs and hamburgers at millions of backyard barbecues.
    The hotline’s advice is to grill them longer and hotter. Of course, they avoid mentioning that the high-temperature grilling that kills the bugs also happens to form cancer-causing compounds.

  • Positivity, compassion, love can conquer hate

    The local newspapers serve a valuable avenue of communication for the people, but is it fair for you to lay your negative views on all of us continually?
    You are judging and condemning those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. Maybe we need to ask, “What am I doing for the good of my country or my community.” We are so blessed to live here in God’s mountains and need to be thanking the great source of life every day, rather than constantly complaining.

  • While the Americans were sleeping

    We Americans do nothing as these politicians and these cop shops have turned our home town into a sanctuary for these illegal Mexican criminals and their Mexican drug trafficking. Harboring and aiding criminals is a crime.
    All the money taken from the American people and borrowed from China for these politicians and cop shops and for Homeland Security are the end results.
    Each year millions of these criminal Mexicans, drugs, terrorist cells and weapons flow freely across the Mexican border into the United States and into our communities.