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Today's Opinions

  • English school reunion planned Saturday, Oct. 2

    Editor: It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since the little town of English experienced a very unique event: the first-time ever English School reunion. The idea was born by a hand full of alumni and nurtured by a 17-20 member committee. The event came to fruition the first Saturday in October last year and was a huge success. Pastor Dave and Mrs. Willena Finley, present

  • Bird’s-eye view of the county worth a moment of terror

    I would have to say that it takes a lot to really scare me. I get creeped out by scary movies and scary novels, but it’s a type of “scary” that I love. I rarely am so scared by them that I lose sleep or have nightmares. There is, however, just one exception: It is because of Barnabas Collins that I

  • Bird’s-eye view of the county worth a moment of terror

    I would have to say that it takes a lot to really scare me. I get creeped out by scary movies and scary novels, but it’s a type of “scary” that I love. I rarely am so scared by them that I lose sleep or have nightmares. There is, however, just one exception: It is because of Barnabas Collins that I

  • Zen monastery not moving cemetery

    Editor: On Sept. 12, Bodhidharma Zen Monastery found out from our neighbors about the relocation of the Washburn/Moore family cemetery. After reading the news in The News-Democrat, we learned that Mr. Nam Do appears to be using the Bodhidharma Zen Monastery name for his request to relocate the cemetery off of his property for religious purposes. As the president of Bodhidharma Zen Monastery, I

  • Cook-off brings good barbecue to Carrollton

    I’ve always been a fan of barbecue. I could probably eat it every day. I gained a new appreciation for good barbecue at Saturday’s Backyard BBQ Contest, which was part of BBQ and Music at Point Park. Tourism Director Rhonda Crutcher called me last week to ask if I would be a judge for their first barbecue event. It was an offer I couldn’t turn down. She informed me there woul

  • Supporter inspired by cheerleaders’ actions

    Editor: Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending the football game at my alma mater. I have lived in Trimble County for nearly 19 years and despite the short drive, I rarely go to a Carroll County football game. My reason for going to the CCHS football game was to support my 6-year-old niece as she was going to cheer with the high school cheerleaders for a portion of the game.  Bef

  • Graves at cemetery should not be moved

    Editor: Mr. Nam V. Do has intentions to relocate the Moore/Washburn Cemetery, located at 1171 Gilgal Rd, Turners Station. The families buried there include Moore, Washburn, Smith, Perry, Gillion, William Florence and Hill. He stated that the graveyard was abandoned. The cemetery has a rock wall surrounding it. For some years the cemetery was cleaned off and just recently cleaned up again. It

  • Girls soccer team to aid cancer society program

    Editor: The Carroll County High School girls soccer team will have a breast cancer awareness night during our home soccer game vs. Whitefield Academy on Sept. 23, game time scheduled for 6 p.m. We are working with our local American Cancer Society representatives to help put it on. They will be selling t-shirts as well as baked goods the night of the event.  During half time we will be do