Today's Opinions

  • Manning endorses Goad for Carroll sheriff

    As retired sheriff for Carroll County, I am honored to endorse Shannon Goad for sheriff of Carroll County.
    Goad has more than 20 years of invaluable law enforcement experience.
    I have seen Goad develop his career from a dispatcher, jailor, road deputy, investigator to being a candidate for sheriff. I am confident that his professional leadership and conservative values will have a positive impact on Carroll County.

  • Hawks is best choice for clerk of court

    My great pleasure in writing is to endorse B.P. “Phil” Hawks for clerk of circuit court for Carroll County and the east side of the City of Galax.
    Hawks worked as a deputy clerk in that office for two years. The experience inspired him to seek public office. In the Republican primary in May, he won the honor of being the Republican candidate for clerk.
    He is ready to lead by keeping what is efficient in the office and to enhance what is ready for change. He is ready to be part of the justice system and keeper of the records.

  • Patrick County sheriff supports Gardner

    It has always intrigued me as to the reasons why people run for sheriff. It really doesn’t matter where you have ever lived, the motivations behind the decision seem to be the same.
    If you reflect on past elections, or maybe even look at the current race, some of the following “motivations” may be familiar to you. So here goes my list.

  • 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.