Today's Opinions

  • Hill promises more open government in Carroll

    In Carroll County’s Sulphur Springs supervisor race, there are important differences between the candidates.
    Challenger Rex Hill has emphasized the importance of promoting businesses already operating in the county and in helping them expand.
    He sees great potential in the many existing assets of the county and asks why these haven’t attracted more jobs.

  • Museum thanks Cox for years of support

    The Carroll County Museum and Historical Society wish to acknowledge and say thanks for the loyal support and hard work that Love Worrell Cox contributed to this organization.
    She became a charter member in 1982.
    She served on the board of directors and was a tireless champion to make the museum a reality for citizens of Carroll County and a place for its many visitors to know the history of the county, its people and its past.
    The museum continues today because of persons like Love Cox and her love of Carroll County.
    Effie Thompson

  • Talent show organizer’s efforts appreciated

    The senior talent show was held Oct. 1 at the Rex Theater, and what a wonderful show it was.
    For those that didn’t get to see it, you really missed a treat. Lots of laughs and enjoyment by all.
    I say a big “thank you” to Sabrina White-Martin, director of the Golden Dreamers Glee Club for all the time and effort she put in with us to make the show so successful. Her dedication and hours of practice with the performers was so appreciated. What an outstanding job she did.
    Thank you again, Sabrina.
    Shelby Meenach Jr.

  • Senator's plans good for Southwest Virginia

    Take a few minutes to look over state Senator Bill Stanley’s legislative achievements since he was first elected to represent the 20th Senate District five years ago.
    An incredible number of 50 pieces of legislation have been become law. Visit his website at stanleyforsenate.com to see a summary of his sponsored and co-sponsored legislation.
    Sen. Stanley has had a plan to revitalize and bring prosperity back to Southside and Southwest Virginia. He is convinced that a strong and robust education system will bring high-paying sustainable jobs to our region.

  • Hutchins has been a positive influence

    My letter is to encourage citizens in Carroll County to please come out and vote at the upcoming election.
    David Hutchins is running for supervisor in the Sulphur Springs District. David has been a positive influence on the board for nine years.
    He has worked diligently not only for his district but for our county as a whole. His efforts in pushing for water and sewer and preparing for funding have been an asset for our county.
    He is a knowledgeable and honest man who acknowledges the power and eternity of Our Creator.

  • Change is needed in sheriff's department

    We’ve come a long way in Carroll County the past few years. I have been proud to serve as your supervisor at large for three terms. Thank you for your support and confidence.
    One of my campaign goals was for water and sewer services at all Interstate 77 exits. We now have that and much more.
    As my tenure expires, I have a major concern that we are changing from a fiscal conservative county. All departments of Carroll should spend carefully to keep taxes affordable. Most of them do with the exception of the sheriff’s department.

  • Support your local farmers' markets

    Grayson County 4-H members are encouraged to explore their interests and do projects throughout the year to gain skills and experiences to help them prepare for their future. “Monica Osborne has an interest in communications and a passion for supporting local farmers’ markets,” said Erin Cox of Grayson 4-H. “She wrote the following review with the hope of creating awareness and reminding locals of the goods that are available to them.”

  • Spay, neuter cats to avoid overpopulation

    Oct. 16 is National Feral Cat Day, a day to think about all the outdoor cats in our neighborhoods.
    This year more than ever I have seen cats and kittens needing homes. Many people are finding kittens on the side of the road, or even in the road. The good news is that there is a simple solution to reducing the unwanted cat population. No cat needs to starve, freeze or wander into the road to meet their untimely end. Plus, helping save lives makes you feel good.