Today's Opinions

  • Obama secretly trying to destroy America

    I am sending this letter in hopes of opening the American eyes and mind.
    This is a first for me to write to a newspaper, but I had to try something because as I tried to write Congress I got no response whatsoever. When do we take charge of our country again?
    It has been brought to my attention that President Obama is a Muslim, not a Christian as he professed to be. If you want proof, just look at Youtube and you will see what I saw for myself and heard with my own ears: Obama admitting he was a Muslim.

  • Work together to keep training center open

    If one person’s faith can move a mountain and one David can slay Goliath, just imagine what an entire community could accomplish if it worked together to pursue a goal. Nothing would be impossible.
    For almost four years, families of Southwestern Virginia Training Center residents have waged a battle to save their loved ones’ home — truly a David and Goliath battle.

  • There are many reasons to vote for Trump

    Why should everyone vote for Trump? Many good reasons.
    For instance. The media hates him and wants to “tell us” who is a viable candidate, who is qualified and who to vote for.
    The establishment in Washington hates him, all of them. He is so politically incorrect. He doesn’t “know” as much as they think he should know.
    But look where the “know it alls” in Washington have gotten us so far. We need a leader with a real backbone. And a little energy (for work instead of golf).

  • Sheriff appreciates support from county

    I certainly appreciate all the kind words, cards and messages about my recent installation as Virginia Sheriffs’ Association president.
    I can assure you, it was a team effort. It would not be possible for me to serve in a leadership position without the professional, dedicated staff that we currently have serving in Grayson County. Many thanks to the board of supervisors, county administration, department heads and those of you working on the front line day and night.
    I am proud to be a member of the Grayson County Team.
    Thanks for all that you do!

  • Writer thanks person who paid for her meal

    I would like to thank the person that paid for my meal at Porky’s Restaurant in Galax on Sept. 23.
    I don’t know who you were, but may God bless you, and thanks again.
    Elaine C. Kirk
    Grayson County

  • Chickens are suffering for egg production

    McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of birds.
    Hatcheries that annually supply 200 million female hens for U.S. egg production, including cage-free, also kill the same number of male chicks at birth by grinding them up alive in industrial macerators or suffocating them slowly in plastic garbage bags.
    The female laying hens endure a lifetime of misery, crammed with fix to six others, in small wire-mesh cages that cut into their feet and tear out their feathers.

  • Southerners should be proud of heritage

    “People who do not look back to their ancestors will not look forward to their posterity.” — Edmond Burke
    Be proud of your Southern heritage and history. Our ancestors had the courage to stand up to Northern aggression and oppression. They fought and died for their home, families and principles. We need to honor them for their sacrifice.
    The South was not victorious at the end of the War Between the States (a very bad and unnecessary war) but we did not lose our dignity, sense of justice, nor our love for our country.

  • Nursing home seeks the gift of volunteer fellowship

    It’s hard to believe that we are already looking forward to Christmas… and speaking of the holidays, we see an influx of family members and church groups and volunteers in the month of December at our local nursing home. It seems like the holidays just bring out a generous Christian spirit in people.