Today's Opinions



  • Finding editorial enlightenment

    Being born and raised in Grayson County, but away for the past 30 years, I am scheduled to return shortly to retirement.
    Thanks to the enlightenment in a recent guest editorial, I am able to draw factual conclusions concerning Laura George’s proposal to build the Oracle Institute in Grayson County.
    It is difficult to perceive the opposition she received from evangelistic groups.

  • Vote to keep Littrell on Carroll board

    As an assistant scoutmaster with Troop 188, I have known Tom Littrell for nearly four years where Tom is the scoutmaster.
    While I do not always agree with him, he is a great example of the Scout Law. He is trustworthy and always attempts to do the right thing as he understands it.
    If you want a trustworthy and unselfish supervisor, vote to keep Tom in office.
    Charles E. Rand


  • Congratulations to Twin County Regional

    Congratulations to Twin County Regional Hospital [for being named a top U.S. hospital by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals].
    I have always told everyone I meet that we have the best hospital. I know, because I have been a patient and my late husband was a patient many times.
    We both received the best attention from everyone.
    Jane Newman

  • Is 'Adequate Yearly Progress' an adequate measure?

    Chris Braunlich is vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and a member of the Virginia State Board of Education. The views expressed here are his own.  He may be reached at c.braunlich@att.net. This column was shortened for space considerations.

    I still have my notes from nine years ago.
    Speaking at a dinner meeting hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Institute, then-Virginia School Board President Mark Christie argued that “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) was doomed to failure.

  • Safety was never compromised

    This is in response to a recent letter concerning the school resource officer program at Grayson County High School and CATE Center. The letter implied the safety of our campus has been compromised.
    While I am a Grayson County school administrator, this letter represents my own beliefs and opinions and in no way is intended to represent the school system or its employees.
    As an administrator on the GCHS campus, I feel that we have a solid working relationship with all local law enforcement agencies, particularly with Sheriff Vaughan and the sheriff’s office.

  • God & Grayson County

    The Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., is executive director of the Oracle Institute in Independence

  • Congratulations to TCRH on ranking

    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, a well-respected non-profit monitor of quality in health-care facilities, has published a list of the 405 best hospitals in the U.S., based on scores it gives from exhaustive inspections of these facilities, their practices and their outcomes.
    I was thrilled to see Twin County Regional Hospital on this list! We can be very proud of our local facility.