In an earlier letter, I encouraged readers to research the dangers of [AEP’s automated radio frequency meters]. There’s a wealth of scientific and medical research showing the meters to be unsafe. I recommend www.takebackyourpower.com, www.stopsmartmeters.org and www.tamers.biz.
The World Health Organization classified these meters, along with other similar devices that produce non-ionizing radio frequency radiation, as a (possible) 2B carcinogen. This is the same category as DDT, leads and engine exhaust.
HILLSVILLE –– After being able to squeeze in a conference quarterfinal game Monday between salvos from Mother Nature, the hopes in Galax were that the Maroon Tide girls would have a little more polish to their game than Fort Chiswell, which hadn’t played a game in nearly two weeks.
The Pioneers may wish to consider scheduling a 13-day break in the regular season now and then if Wednesday was of any indication.
RICHLANDS –– One of the biggest advantages of being a top seed in a postseason tournament is getting an extra day’s rest while the lower seeds battle it out in the first round. With what seemed like an eternity between the tournament’s scheduled starting date and the time No. 1 Grayson County finally got on the floor for its Conference 39 girls’ semifinal, being fresh was the least of anyone’s concern. Thus it all came down to who’s the better basketball team.
I’ve been hearing a bunch of cloudy claptrap from our Grayson County supervisors about “job creation.” I have problems with their claim.
The supervisors are not hiring or paying anybody.
Recently they have been taking credit for decisions by three business firms which allegedly will locate in Grayson County (at undisclosed dates) and hire 300 people.
DANVILLE –– George Washington made amends for two blowout losses in the regular season to Carroll County and ended the Cavaliers’ season with a 59-43 win in the Conference 24 girls’ semifinals Wednesday.
Carroll County (16-7) had defeated the Eagles by 18 and 12 points in their two regular season meetings, but the Cavaliers went the entire first quarter Wednesday without a field goal and never recovered.
INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County has been through its share of highs and lows this year. The highs far outnumbered the lows. But as few and far between as they have been, those lows have been deep ones.
The Blue Devils’ season ended with one of those lows Monday night as the most successful group of seniors in school history saw their careers come to an end with a 55-46 loss to Gate City in the first round of the Region 2A West girls’ basketball tournament.
TAZEWELL –– With three four-year starters in its lineup, Grayson County has seen just about everything over the last four years. But these nor any other Blue Devils have ever seen 23 wins before.
Grayson County fought off a sustained challenge by Richlands and added another ‘W’ to its school-record win total Saturday, riding Camryn McGrady’s 30-point effort to a 62-47 win in the Conference 39 title game at Tazewell Middle School.