Today's Opinions

  • Democratic candidates endorsed



    Nov. 8 is an important election day for all of us in Grayson County.

    I want John M. Lamie to be elected to represent us in the Virginia Senate.


    UPDATED 10/20/11:

    The Gazette accepted letters to the editor concerning the Nov. 8 election until noon on Oct. 20, for publication in the Oct. 24 newspaper.

    No more campaign-related letters will be accepted.

    Rebuttal letters ONLY will be accepted until noon on Oct. 27, for publication in the Oct. 31 newspaper. Rebuttals may only address factual errors in previously published letters that appeared in The Gazette. A difference of opinion with a letter writer is not appropriate for a rebuttal.

  • Vaughan addresses opponent's claims

    Four years ago when I announced my candidacy for Grayson County Sheriff, I presented a detailed plan for positive change.
    I conducted myself in a professional manner, and ran a positive campaign from beginning to end.  This is the type of character that Grayson County Citizens deserve and expect from their elected officials.  
    Unfortunately, everyone does not abide by the same unspoken values. From the very beginning when my opponent announced his candidacy, he has been negative.

  • Carroll incumbents should be replaced

    Economic development isn’t easy, as shown by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ many false starts.
    The Wired Road that was to bring high speed Internet to the citizens was such poor technology that even the schools switched to another provider.
    The 125 jobs promised for Ameripumps haven’t come.
    The Market Village of upscale shops is another metal building and has required additional loans from the county to the lawsuit-threatening developer who continues to miss deadlines.

  • Re-elect Littrell to board of supervisors

    I appreciate this opportunity to share with other citizens of Pipers Gap District why I support Tom Littrell for re‑election to supervisor.
    Littrell is a man that loves his country and takes great pride in Carroll County.
    My husband and I got to know him and through his involvement with the Boy Scouts.
    Our son was a scout in Troop 188 of which Dr. Littrell was scoutmaster. We were amazed at the time, expense and sacrifices that he gave so that Scouts would have opportunities and life experiences.

  • Burnett is best candidate for sheriff

    or Mark Burnett.
    I have known Mark for many years because he worked with my dad who retired with 22 years of service with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
    As an officer of the law, you take an oath to protect and serve. Mark has made a career of doing that for each of us.
    In doing so, there have been dangerous situations and time away from his family. During these many years of service he has become very familiar with our county, the roads, and the specific needs of each community.

  • Sheriff brought honor to profession

    Why change sheriffs? We already have the best.
    I write in support of Richard Vaughan continuing in his present position as sheriff of Grayson County. Grayson has really been blessed to have such a qualified sheriff.
    As you remember, Sheriff Vaughan “hit the road running” within weeks of being in his new position on the Freddie Hammer case and he has not slowed down very much since.
    If you are undecided about whom to vote for, I suggest that you go to the web sites of both candidates and your decision will become clear.

  • Vaughan has done commendable job

    As a citizen of Grayson County, it is my belief that Sheriff Richard Vaughan and his department have done a commendable job in providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Grayson County.
    Dean Funk