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Today's Opinions

  • Pet owners can prevent dog attacks

    In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”
    Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before. Within the Galax Post Office, there have been no dog attacks since the beginning of the year.

  • AHCA would lower healthcare costs

    By Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)

    This month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act to repeal Obamacare and start a health care reform process to return power to the states, drive down costs, and offer options to American families.

  • Pray for country as it enters dark days

    Strike up the band and release the balloons for the first 100 days of this government.
    Before, during and after the election it has embarked on a path of self-destruction.
    A war with the news media and federal judges. Fiction is for novels. The truth is real.
    The banner this government continues to display is fake news. I’m right, the rest is all wrong and From Russia With Love.

  • How do you obtain a copy of a fire report?

    What is the exact protocol for obtaining a copy of one’s fire report?
    I asked for a copy almost two years ago, but did not receive it.
    Fred Privette
    Galax

  • TCRH embraces new mission for future

    Since 1973, Twin County Regional Healthcare has proudly served the healthcare needs of people throughout the Twin County area and surrounding communities. As part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, we are building upon this legacy and strengthening our hospital for the future.

    We are fortunate that Duke LifePoint shares our commitment to improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities, and ensuring that people here have access to quality care close to home.

  • Stick to scripture in sermons, not opinions

    If all preachers and Sunday school teachers would stick to God’s specific Word instead of basing their sermons and lesson on their personal opinions, motives and biases, they would be effective without offending.
    The effect would be what God intended between His Holy Spirit and the listener. The need wouldn’t exist for others to come behind those preachers and teachers to try to help fix the damage they do.

  • Training center staff devoted to residents

    To the employees at Southwestern Virginia Training Center (SWVTC):
    All of us are living in turbulent times – the threat of the training center closing; job-related stress; financial and family problems – all of which can make our daily existence feel hopeless.

  • A new risk for opiate, heroin addicts

    Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl.

    The drug Fentanyl can be from 50 to 100 times more powerful then heroin, making the risk of a fatal overdose much higher. Drug dealers have been using this drug to increase the potency of their heroin at a lower cost.

    Now more than ever it is essential to get those you know who are addicted into treatment.