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Letters

  • Kitts, Clinton, Kaine are best choices

    On Nov. 8, the voters in the 9th Congressional District of Virginia will choose their next U.S. Congressman and vote for the next president/vice president of the United States.
    They will also vote on two amendments to the Constitution of Virginia.
    The polls are open on election day between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
    I am voting for Derek W. Kitts for Congress. Kitts wants to continue the work that Rick Boucher started.  

  • People can't assign their own gender

    Regarding the Rev. John A. Duvall’s recent letter, there is little for the Christian to commend.
    We are made in God’s image and all humans, regardless of their stage of life, ethnicity, biological gender are worthy of dignity and protection from harm.
    That’s why abortion is wrong in every circumstance, racism deplorable, and hatred toward those with confused gender identity or wrongly-directed sexual attraction inexcusable.

  • An absence of decency in Trump's campaign

    There are Trump-Pence signs throughout Southwest Virginia on the lawns of good, honest people, but given the tone of the Republican presidential campaign, it taxes credulity that anybody could support the awful Trump-Pence ticket.

  • Ross withdraws from school board race

    I am writing to let the voters of Grayson County know that I am withdrawing from the November election for the at-large seat on the Grayson County School Board.
    I want to thank everyone who has supported me and who gathered signatures to help me get on the ballot.
    I will be voting for Dr. Robert Benish and urge everyone to vote for him, also. I think he would do an excellent job for us on the school board.
    Ruth Ross
    Independence

  • Before condemning, try to understand sexuality

    Whenever election time rolls around, a group of us misfits, eccentrics, free thinkers, nonconformists, and independent voters tolerate each other long enough to debate the worlds of politics, hemorrhoid remedies, power manipulation and fertilizer options.
    One of the few agreed-upon points was the fact that we, as minority voters, are not properly represented, or appreciated.

  • Dwell on the past or stumble towards future

    I am responding to the presidential debate between Clinton and Trump.
    It seems that through the whole debate it comes down to dwell in the past or stumble toward the future.
    Tax the rich is a non-starter. Of all people, Trump, a billionaire, was focusing on what most Americans are concerned about: the economy, federal deficit of $19.5 trillion, American companies going to Mexico, job losses, rules and regulations too tough on businesses to start up.
    There also was this kind of bully attitude shown during the debate.

  • Independent voters look for facts amid sales pitch

    Whenever election time rolls around, a group of us misfits, eccentrics, free thinkers, nonconformists, and independent voters tolerate each other long enough to debate the worlds of politics, hemorrhoid remedies, power manipulation and fertilizer options.
    One of the few agreed-upon points was the fact that we, as minority voters, are not properly represented, or appreciated.

  • Clinton, Obama beling in 'basket of deplorables'

    Hillary says that half the people who support Trump could be put into what she calls a “basket of deplorables.”
    I guess that shows you who “she” will represent if she becomes president.
    I know it’s not popular nowadays, but I believe in God, and I believe the Bible is His Word.
    Notice that deplorable means, “deserving strong condemnation.” And seeing how God “strongly condemns” what the LGBT community stands for from cover to cover in the Bible.

  • I miss those hills and the baying of the hounds

    In 1939, I was born in Charles Troy Higgins’ house at 211 Painter Street. I always enjoyed Muncey Poole’s articles about him.
    Higgins was chief of police in Galax until 19 May, 1920, when he and other Felts Detectives were gunned down in Matewan, W.Va., as they waited for a train to take them back to Galax.
    I haven’t lived in Galax since childhood, but spent many happy summers there. My aunts and uncles, the Higginses and the Beamers, are gone, except for Geraldine Beamer.

  • Choose vegeterian options in school lunches

    With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies, and school food.
    That’s right — school food!
    In past years, our nation’s schools were used by the USDA as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities.
    It is neither a surprise nor coincidence that one-third of our children have become overweight or obese. Such dietary mistakes at an early age become lifelong addictions, raising their risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.