• People should show respect for animals


    What does it say when someone puts antifreeze out for cats to drink, hoping to “take care of” the cats outside? Many of these are someone’s pets. 

    Another individual or group of individuals threw a nest full of ready to hatch goose eggs into my neighborhood pond. I find this horrifyingly cruel. 

  • Resident offers ideas to improve county


    I’m no genius, but how can we address the drug problem with just three deputies? Doesn’t fiscal court have funds to support more officers? Why can’t we have a K-9 unit? Seems like a good idea would be to use it to randomly patrol the inside and outside of our schools. 

    I guess anyone who owns a lot of property in our city and county would not want a tax increase, even if it would bring in the funds needed to help with the problems facing our communities.

  • Hospital earns praise for quick treatment


    On the morning of April 9, I woke up for work and had abdominal pain that led to a visit to the Carroll County Hospital emergency room. Upon arrival I was promptly taken to a room and evaluated. The testing began with x-rays then a C.T. scan, which showed the need for surgery.

    Within no time at all the procedure was over and I was in a room to recover overnight.

  • Awareness event gets broad local support


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals and organizations that made our Child Abuse Prevention Month Event a success on Friday, April 25.

  • Sons’ fundraiser benefits veterans


    The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 41, would like to thank all that made our bicycle raffle a success.

    We would like to thank the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 41, the Legion Riders, The Legion and all those that bought tickets We raised money for the local veterans and our scholarship fund. We want to congratulate Jo Ann Southworth on winning the boys bike and Ronnie Knight on winning the girls bike. We had a great time and hope all of you did also.

  • May is a time to honor foster parents


    May is National Foster Care Month, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region.

    This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth, regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • Scouts help cleanup after water line break


    The Port William Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the scouts and leaders from Boys Scout Troop No. 131 for their help at the Masterson House this past Saturday as we began the clean up from a burst water pipe caused by the recent cold weather.

    Their help was invaluable in getting us started on the renovations necessary from the deluge. Again, to the members and leaders of Troop 131, thank you for your hard work.

    Sam Burgess, President

    Port William Historical Society

  • Schools should be closed Memorial Day


    As a retired employee of the Carroll County school system for 31 years, I believe having school on Memorial Day is one of the most thoughtless things I have ever heard of in the school system.

    Memorial Day is the day we honor all the veterans of the United States of America that have served our country for years and years. It is a day of family get-togethers.

  • Board, attorney don’t protect taxpayers


    I am writing to you because I am really confused as to why our school board members and their attorney, who is also the Commonwealth Attorney, did not protect our interest in signing the contract with Lisa James to be our superintendent.

  • ‘City fathers’ choose a raise over a trolley


    I too am very disappointed in our city regarding the trolley. As I recall, a used trolley was on the agenda.

    I guess voting themselves a raise did not allow any money left to help the downtown business district.

    Almost all of downtown used to be a place for visitors, and residents could come to shop. So many merchants had to close because of Wal-Mart and the outlet mall. Now the city does not want a trolley! One more nail in the coffin. Shame on our city fathers!