Today's Opinions

  • Veterans Day program commended

    This letter is to commend all concerned with the outstanding program that was presented on Veterans Day at Carroll County Intermediate School in Hillsville.
    This ceremony was definitely over the top with patriotism, love of God and love of country.
    From the performance of Junior ROTC members, the chorus, the band, the speeches by Gracie and Kymbre, who had won the patriotic essay contest, keynote speaker Lt. Col. Byron Penland (commander of the Radford Arsenal), Mr. Thompson, the CCIS principal, and the student body, perfection prevailed.

  • Lambs Table program is a blessing

    I want to thank First United Methodist Church in Independence for the free Lambs Table dinner it gives every Tuesday.
    You can give if you can, but you are not expected to.
    My son is disabled and had been isolated in his home for quite some time. This church opened up to him and he now lives for the Tuesday dinner.
    They come and get him and take him to the church and then back home when it is over.

  • Support small businesses during holiday season

    By KATHY COLE, Galax

  • A Thanksgiving Psalm

    I would like to share with you a favorite Psalm of Thanksgiving, Psalm 103:1-5.
    “Praise the Lord, O my Lord; All my inmost being praising His Holy name; Praise the Lord O my soul and forget his benefits who forgives all our sins and heals all our desires, who redeems your life from the pits and crowns us with love and compassion, who satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed to life, like the eagles.”
    The theme of this Psalm is God’s great love for us.

  • Shop local this holiday season

    As the holidays approach, let’s remember to keep our money in America and in our communities!
    Here are some gift-giving ideas that will support your local community and keep money here in America!
    A gift certificate from a local: auto-service shop, car wash and detail shop, grocery store, hair and nail salon, spa or barber shop, movie theater, restaurant.

  • A Veterans Day to remember in Hillsville

    We have just enjoyed our best Veterans Day weekend, and certainly one of the best parades ever.
    To all the Hillsville parade participants on Nov. 12, I extend a very warm and hearty thank you!
    For fear of forgetting somebody, I will not try to list all of you, but to the marchers, riders, Carroll County High School band, Junior ROTC, reigning VFW queens, scouts, classic cars, individuals, military units, fire departments, and especially our veterans and Ladies Auxiliary, you helped to make this a special time for us.

  • Review: These nuns are fun!


  • Outgoing school board member looks back

    Phillip Berrier represents the Fancy Gap District on the Carroll School Board. He was one of three members who were not returned to office in the Nov. 8 election.