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Letters

  • Galax exceeds expectations

    My mom has lived in Galax for most of her life. When a job came open in the area, I started to take a serious look at returning from my current city of Richmond.
    I have always been impressed that there is a relatively strong economy in Galax. There were always plenty of restaurants and enough shopping to keep Mom and I busy during visits.
    Galax offers numerous events throughout the year. They really put Galax on the map as a place to live and have fun.

  • Training center must remain open

    I would like to thank reporter Chris Brooke and The Gazette for recent coverage of an online petition to “Save Our Training Centers,” spearheaded by Northern Virginia Training Center.
    This coverage keeps the public informed about this most important issue. 
    The Parent Advocacy & Advisory Council of Southwest Virginia continues to work diligently with legislators to slow down this flawed process of discharging residents without placements which can adequately meet their intense needs.

  • Too many scandals

    The White House, the scandals affecting the news media, Libya and IRS all add to a government that appears weak, indecisive and slow to react to events, foreign or domestic.
    Here comes this man from the National Security Agency that fled the country and leaked classified information to the world.
    To the average person in this country, one asks what kind of situation and problem we really have?
    From that tragic day on 9-11 to the present Uncle Sam, there has been watching, listening, and tapping of phone calls, emails and the Internet.

  • Rosenbaum thanks supporters

    I would like to thank all of the good people in the Wilson District that came out to the Republican primary to vote me in on the Republican ticket for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    I need everyone in November to vote me in for change.
    Thank You.
    Glen E. Rosenbaum
    Candidate for Wilson District Board of Supervisors seat
    Flat Ridge

  • Support for Kim Hill

    I often hear people say that it’s a shame there aren’t more bright, capable people willing to serve and run for public office. Kim Hill is this and more. Here is your chance to support someone who is intelligent, capable and truly cares about Grayson County and its people. Her only agenda is making Grayson County a better place to live and work in.

  • Help in a time of need

    I would like to take this opportunity to say a very deep and heartfelt “thank you” to some very special people.
    First, the volunteer fire department of Galax.
    When our house caught fire on May 10, these guys fought valiantly to save our home and possessions. Though everything was lost, it was certainly not from a lack of trying.

  • Business practice questioned

    I think dentists nowadays are greedy.
    I have had an appointment with a dentist to get a tooth pulled. I didn’t expect my car to mess up, so when I called the morning of the appointment and explained the situation, I offered to pay half.
    They refused.
    My tooth abscessed and needs to be pulled. I live on a fixed income and have kids of my own, but no insurance.
    I have been going there and always paid up front. But this time, I couldn’t pay upfront, and was refused. I think that’s a little bit dirty.

  • Chemical toxicity questioned

    So you’ve seen or heard the helicopter circling for hours.
    Grayson County will now be blanketed with pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers for all us victims to breathe in, contaminating your food by falling on your gardens, causing an uptake through the skin, especially if your children walk bare foot, drinking it as it lands onto the waterways also known to have leaching issues and having aquatic and animal toxicity.
    Watch your pond fish and animals.

  • Firearms background checks deserve debate

    The expanded background check bill was blocked from debate by Republican leadership in the most undemocratic, heartless and shameful votes ever cast in our Senate!
    Since 92 percent of us want these checks, the vote of 54 for debate and 46 against should have ensured continuation of our democratic process.
    Four Democrats — Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mark Begich of Alaska and Heidi Heitcamp of North Dakota — broke from their party and cast shameful votes against debate.

  • Take the moral high road

    I want to thank Mr. Bruce Noble for taking the time to comment on your arrest reports feature and asking others to do so.
    I also have been disappointed in our local newspaper for including such “journalism” on a regular basis.
    Anyone who believes that this feature will discourage criminal behavior probably also believes that capital punishment discourages murder.  This is wishful thinking.
    There are other publications that sensationalize the horrid photos you publish. Please leave this practice to others. You are better than this. Hopefully.