Today's Opinions

  • Claims against Carroll disputed



    Mr. Goldwasser, please tell the facts!

    Ameripumps is still in operation. It is providing jobs with no cost to the taxpayers. Amerlink cost the county over $2 million with no jobs.

    The sewer to Galax was done because it saved the county thousands of dollars.

  • Candidate promises to work hard



    I am a candidate for the Pine Creek District seat on the Carroll County School Board.

    I have lived in this area all my 57 years. Some may know me from my farming and cattle operations. Others may remember me from the fight against Duke Energy’s natural gas pipeline.

  • Families living at poverty level



    Recent news stories reported that any couple with less than $14,000 per year of income is considered below poverty level and not even counted anymore.

  • Parent warns of lice in school

    I would like to express my concern about lice at Independence Elementary School.

    My daughter brought them home and when I called the school, they only checked my children and not any other children.

    The principal stated that there was a case in fourth grade two weeks earlier, but no letters were sent home to parents.

    I would advise all parents with children in Independence Elementary to check their children's heads for lice

  • Gallimore is best choice for board



    I am pleased that Olen Gallimore is a candidate for Carroll County School Board for the Pine Creek District.

    I have known Olen all of my life and had the pleasure of talking with him during this campaign. I find his common sense approach to school issues and his fiscal restraint refreshing.

  • Sheriff encourages training, work ethic



    As a Grayson County deputy, I enjoy working with some of the finest law enforcement officials and also some of the best citizens a person could hope to be acquainted with.

    Sheriff Richard Vaughan is a progressive and dedicated sheriff that is always thinking of ways to better utilize personnel and resources.

  • Vaughan has made positive changes



    Being a retired Grayson County deputy, I am proud of the positive changes Sheriff Vaughan has implemented.

  • Skills matter, not address



    When the opportunity became available to work for Grayson County, I was eager to apply.

    I sent in my application and went through a test and interview process. I have been with Grayson County Sheriff’s Office now since 2008 and really love working here and the opportunities it has presented.