Today's Opinions

  • Sheriff's office is professionally run



    I usually don't write letters, I just live and let live.

    But I am writing regarding John Duvall's letter. He basically said everything I had to say about Sheriff Vaughan. It is so nice to have such a professionally-run sheriff's office.

  • Sheriff should be non-partisan



    Four years ago my wife and I voted for the Republican candidate for Grayson County sheriff.

  • Candidate not qualified for job



    On Dec. 1, 2010, I was in a head-on collision on Virginia 89 and Mark Burnett responded with the Galax Fire Department.

    He knew it was me, Kyle Billings.
    I was flown to Baptist Medical Center.

  • School safety never threatened



    I have been a Grayson County Deputy Sheriff for 14 years and was assigned as a school resource officer by Sheriff Richard Vaughan in 2007. I served at Grayson County Career and Technical Education Center for 2010-2011.

  • Littrell has proven himself worthy

    Four years ago, I voted for Tom Littrell as my choice for Carroll County supervisor from Pipers Gap District.

    I knew with his background in so many areas he would prove himself worthy. He has done the job I expected and I encourage you to vote for him in the upcoming elections on Nov. 8.

  • Burnett would put citizens first



    I’m looking forward to the Nov. 8 election. While there will be several choices for several offices on the ballot, I’m focused primarily on the election for sheriff of Grayson County.

  • Victim's family endorses sheriff



    My husband and I are the parents of Brandon Billings, who was murdered nine years ago this month.

    The first five years after Brandon’s murder, dealing with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department was unbelievable.

  • Vote Gallimore in Pine Creek

    This letter is in support of Olen Gallimore, candidate for school board from Carroll County's Pine Creek District.

    I have known Mr. Gallimore for 30 years, and am convinced that he will be an effective school board member.

    Mr. Gallimore operates a successful business. His experience in personnel management, goal setting, policy development and budgeting has prepared him for the challenges that a school board member faces.

    Mamie S. Taylor