• Support of home-schooling questioned

    Being formed by public education teachers and having worked as a teacher and principal in public schools, I suppose that I have an innate prejudice and love for public education; I cannot comprehend any reason for encouraging or supporting home-schooling in Virginia.

  • Information about area needed

    The following letter to the editor was submitted by a third-grade student in Northern Virginia, who is seeking information for a class project.

    Dear people of the great state of Virginia,
    Hello! I am a third grade student in Northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state projects, and I have chosen my state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Virginia as I work on my project.

  • Border wall is not necessary

    My family moved to West Texas in 1954.
    Miles and miles of mountains on both sides of the Rio Grande river and miles of desert without access or water west of the river.
    This wall is not necessary. It is a very sick joke and there is great need of those billions of dollars for jobs in this country.
    Unless you just don’t care, you are not made aware of this on Fox & Friends.
    Phillip Boatman

  • Thanks to couple who paid for meal

    On Jan. 28, I had breakfast at the County Line Cafe in Galax.
    A nice couple there bought my meal for me.
    I would like to say “thank you” and may God richly bless you both.
    Connie Nester

  • Northam should resign as governor

    Of course, Mr. Northam should resign.
    Perhaps his remarkable gaffes are not impeachable, but he is an embarrassment to Virginia, if not to all Democrats, who have in the past and still continue to overlook any Democrats’ transgressions.
    For his suggestion that infanticide could be done by medical doctors, his Virginia medical license should be reviewed and possibly revoked.

  • Thanking Carroll’s first responders

    I would like to thank all those folks, all of whose names I do not know, for coming to my rescue to free me as soon as possible from my overturned Jeep on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 27, about two miles north of Woodlawn on Coulson Church Road.
    Specifically, I would like to thank State Trooper R.B. Phipps, Carroll County Deputy David Walls, Carroll County Rescue Squad EMTs and Adam Miller and others from HELP Towing for being so concerned and courteous and professional.

  • Finding no faith in federal government

    I’m dedicating in memory of a two-year-old child and police officers killed in the line of duty.
    2019 has come in, with ever-growing violence of sickening and disgusting incidents where parasites and losers of society know no boundaries or respect of life.
    A caring heart looks around and sees a government in a free-fall situation, a street bully attitude. A shutdown proves nothing but pain and worries.

  • Community made fundraiser a success

    Sincere appreciation is extended to Don and Judy Lundy, owners of 21 Grocery, for sponsoring the annual Allen Halsey Memorial Rook Tournament at the Elk Creek Rescue Squad on Jan. 26, in support of the local fire department and rescue units.
    Thanks to all who came to play and donated, to the auxiliaries that prepared and served the food, and to those that in any way helped to make this fundraiser a big success.
    Winners were Andy Taylor and Billie Joe Delp, first place; and John McCarthy and David Sutherland, second place.

  • Wall a common sense solution

    There are legal ways to enter the USA. Many have suffered and some died, both American citizens and immigrants.
    Immigrants are trying to take shortcuts that put themselves, and in many cases children, in danger — some resulting in death.
    Every way that can help stop this situation is helping to become humane. This in no way should be political.
    One common sense way to restrict entrance is a barrier that is secure. The junk that is there now is a disgrace. Those that believe otherwise are being misled.

  • Samaritan's Purse thanks volunteers

    I am writing to thank Galax residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.