Today's Opinions

  • State, nation need stronger leadership

    In response to the tragedy where a mentally-disturbed gunman killed 12 people at a naval shipyard in D.C. — here again, pain and sorrow are felt where a system is broken in more ways than one.
    The excuse this time was budget cuts by the Pentagon in security of our military bases.
    The political climate in nothing but shameful and disgusting.
    The president goes on speaking tours talking from both ends of the mouth. Congress cares more about vacations, running off at the mouth and name-calling.

  • Rosenbaum only choice for Wilson District

    Glen “Eddie” Rosenbaum should be the only choice for Grayson County supervisor that Wilson District voters think of when it’s time to cast their vote.
    Not only does he care about the beauty of the land, but he wants to make it a place more people want to move to and bring jobs to.
    Rosenbaum knows how to run a business and he plans on bringing the basics of running a business back to our county. He knows that you can’t spend more money than you take in and that the books need to be balanced to survive.

  • Haga qualified to serve as treasurer

    The race to succeed Fields Young Jr. as Grayson County treasurer is crowded. Voters have to decide who among the candidates is best qualified to manage the important work of the treasurer’s office.
    One candidate, Paula Carrico, is the wife of Grayson’s state senator and sister of the present county administrator. And another, Stephanie Brewer, is the wife of a county supervisor. Yet, does either have the qualifications to manage the treasurer’s office?

  • Carroll needs a more open government

    It appears Tom Littrell, as chairman of the Carroll County Public Service Authority, has used his position with the authority and board of supervisors member to — without any public discussion or direction from either the authority or board — answer Mr. Brooke’s report on the Fancy Gap Sewer Project.
    There is no public record of the board or authority requesting that he respond.
    Quite frankly, I have a hard time understanding when one can appoint himself to a position within the county and call it an open form of government.

  • Littrell's leadership is working in Carroll

    I am one Democrat that will vote for Republican Tom Littrell on Nov. 5. I encourage everyone to do the same, regardless of your political persuasion.
    Littrell has proven himself to be an excellent supervisor who cares for Carroll County and the Pipers Gap District.
    He has taken all of the supervisor certification classes offered through the Virginia Association of Counties. Classes were taken for one reason, to be a better informed and competent supervisor.

  • Getting ready for the insurance marketplace

     By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare

  • Visit the parkway, despite shutdown

    As a small business owner, I want to make you aware of the impact the news reporting is having on many businesses such as mine in the Meadows of Dan area.
    Due to the reporting that Mabry Mill is closed and other areas of the  Blue Ridge Parkway are not open, people have the impression that there is nothing to do in the area and that everything is barricaded.
    This is not all true. People can still travel the parkway. They can still get out and see the attractions at Mabry Mill.

  • Littrell is right choice for Pipers Gap District

    Having known Tom Littrell for almost 40 years, I fully support him for re-election as supervisor in Pipers Gap District.
    I am chairman of the Twin County Airport Commission, and Littrell serves on the commission as well. I also serve as the chairman of the troop committee for Boy Scout Troop 188, while Littrell has served as scout master of the same troop for more than 40 years.
    He is able to accomplish much by his ability to work with others toward a common goal.