Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Home » Archives by category » Opinion (Page 2)

Tear it down and they will come

To the Editor: I have been reading and following with interest the articles written by Dennis Bane in The Southwest Times. In his article “Build it and they will come…

Volunteers praised for response to winter storms

To the Editor: The American Red Cross would like to recognize the work of our local volunteers who were called upon to support first responders and residents impacted by the…

Keep up the good work

Letter to the Editor: I have lived at my residence for 68 years, and have always subscribed for our local paper. I personally feel that every citizen should, for many…

Yankees use women’s bodies to generate business

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for your article, “Calfee Girls added for Yankees’ inaugural season,” dated March 6, 2015. Although I was personally appalled by the subject matter, I…

Credit Runs Our World

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed February 19, 1979   It’s a great big credit card world we’re living in. Wallets are bursting at the seams trying to carry the…

Women Had Part in Area Battles

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed January 29, 1979   Southwest Virginia played an important role in The War Between the States, in supplying both men and materials, as…

Fire Up the Mastodon

Back in the days when men were men, women were women and everyone was named “Og,” surviving the winter meant making sure there was enough mastodon for everyone to have…

Old coat

Want to know something that’s both happy-making and kind of a bummer at the same time? The length of visible daylight today, Jan. 29, is 40 minutes longer than it…

Tinkling Spring Revisited

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews, originally printed July 24, 1978   Old settlements hold a great fascination for those of us with appetites for the excitement of the past. One…

The case for school funding

By Thomas Brewster, Ed. D., Superintendent and Chris Stafford, Director of Finance   In fiscal year 2009, the school operating budget in Pulaski County totaled $45,456,333. Today, our operating budget is $43,809,162 –…