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Letters

  • Haga qualified to serve as treasurer

    The race to succeed Fields Young Jr. as Grayson County treasurer is crowded. Voters have to decide who among the candidates is best qualified to manage the important work of the treasurer’s office.
    One candidate, Paula Carrico, is the wife of Grayson’s state senator and sister of the present county administrator. And another, Stephanie Brewer, is the wife of a county supervisor. Yet, does either have the qualifications to manage the treasurer’s office?

  • Carroll needs a more open government

    It appears Tom Littrell, as chairman of the Carroll County Public Service Authority, has used his position with the authority and board of supervisors member to — without any public discussion or direction from either the authority or board — answer Mr. Brooke’s report on the Fancy Gap Sewer Project.
    There is no public record of the board or authority requesting that he respond.
    Quite frankly, I have a hard time understanding when one can appoint himself to a position within the county and call it an open form of government.

  • Littrell's leadership is working in Carroll

    I am one Democrat that will vote for Republican Tom Littrell on Nov. 5. I encourage everyone to do the same, regardless of your political persuasion.
    Littrell has proven himself to be an excellent supervisor who cares for Carroll County and the Pipers Gap District.
    He has taken all of the supervisor certification classes offered through the Virginia Association of Counties. Classes were taken for one reason, to be a better informed and competent supervisor.

  • Visit the parkway, despite shutdown

    As a small business owner, I want to make you aware of the impact the news reporting is having on many businesses such as mine in the Meadows of Dan area.
    Due to the reporting that Mabry Mill is closed and other areas of the  Blue Ridge Parkway are not open, people have the impression that there is nothing to do in the area and that everything is barricaded.
    This is not all true. People can still travel the parkway. They can still get out and see the attractions at Mabry Mill.

  • Littrell is right choice for Pipers Gap District

    Having known Tom Littrell for almost 40 years, I fully support him for re-election as supervisor in Pipers Gap District.
    I am chairman of the Twin County Airport Commission, and Littrell serves on the commission as well. I also serve as the chairman of the troop committee for Boy Scout Troop 188, while Littrell has served as scout master of the same troop for more than 40 years.
    He is able to accomplish much by his ability to work with others toward a common goal.

  • Campbell stands with people of 6th District

    The House of Delegates race for the 6th District is more sensitive than ever this year, as Del. Annie B. Crockett has announced [she will not seek re-election].
    My choice to take her place is the Republican candidate, Jeff Campbell.
    Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Jeff Campbell is the candidate we can trust to ensure that our small-town values are upheld in Richmond.  
    Knowing that coal plays a vital role in our prosperity, he will fight against those who want to see it die. His opponent has not stated his stance on this issue.

  • What has GOP done for Southwest Virginia?

    Well it’s fall again, and the leaves are turning, walnuts are falling, and the GOP is out telling all the people of Southwest Virginia how much they are going to help them and love them.
    They talk jobs, but where are they over the years the area has voted GOP?
    The prison in Grayson actually began on our last Democratic representative’s watch, and the training center closings are under a Republican governor.

  • Irwin is right choice for Wilson District

    Kate Irwin would be an excellent choice for supervisor for the Wilson District of Grayson County.
    She would help us preserve our communities and move forward into the future.
    Kate cares about helping schools give our children the best education possible and having a good working relationship with the school board.
    As a business owner for almost 25 years, Kate has experience in researching opportunities, negotiating contracts, and delivering completed projects.

  • Sponsors helped fire department

    I would like to thank sponsors of this year’s Glenda Akers Memorial Cruise‑In.
    The morning started like many this summer; cloudy with the smell of rain in the air. It was beginning to look as though we were going to have another down year, but car owners were eager to show their cars.
    Overall we had 26 entrants who threw caution to the wind and participated in the car show.

  • Cuccinelli has solid plans for economy

    I recently saw a Terry McAuliffe ad on television accusing Ken Cuccinelli of helping big corporations take money from property owners who are fighting for natural gas payments.
    I think most Virginians have realized that these attacks by McAuliffe are baseless — not to mention outside the bounds of civil discourse that we respect in Virginia.