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Letters

  • Appreciation for our youth

    I have been retired from Duke University for six years and have lived in the Galax area since.
    I took a job at Galax High School in transportation as a part-time bus driver, and with the high school as a substitute teacher.
    During my tenure at Galax Schools it has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career. The professionalism of the school staff and the respect from the students is outstanding.
    The staff was always caring and concerned on how the students should respect everyone on campus and outside of campus.

  • ECVFD thanks community for support

    The weather was perfect and the Grayson County Fiddler’s Convention went off without a hitch, until we had transformer problems late Saturday night.
    The Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department does a great deal of planning for the fiddler’s convention prior to the event, but it is all of our community volunteers that help make it happen. The Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department is truly a community fire department.

  • Down home kindness displayed in Grayson

    On July 29 my precious Uncle B.F. was laid to rest in the Harrington Cemetery in the Bethel Community of Grayson County.
    In recent years, my dad and my Aunt Mary were laid to rest there as well. I would like to express a special thank you to Reins-Sturdivant for taking such wonderful care of our families during those times.
    I would also like to say with deepest sincerity a thank you to the folks along the roads from Independence to Bethel.

  • Pipers Gap Road needs repairing

    Elected by the Pipers Gap District residents to represent them on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, it is my responsibility to answer questions and attempt to solve problems. It is the part of the job I enjoy the most.
    Normally I do not respond to unsigned letters, anonymous phone calls or unknown Hotline callers. In a Hotline item published July 17 (“Winter Danger”), the caller referred to water crossing Pipers Gap Road during prolonged precipitation.

  • 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.