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  • Readers Hotline 6/29/16

    Shut it down
    I live in the Laurel area of Carroll County. Why do we not have one of the three paid ambulances with a paramedic on duty out in Laurel?  Please Carroll County, close Laurel [volunteer rescue squad] down like you did Dugspur and Hillsville and put a paid paramedic truck in our area.

    Boondoggles

  • Readers Hotline 6/27/16

    Make an effort
    I agree with the caller in the Hotline today. It makes no sense Galax school systems do not do more to retain a coach and a great role model for our children. I think the school board needs to intervene in this situation.

    All the answers

  • Readers Hotline 6/22/16

    Misinformed

  • Readers Hotline 6/20/16

    Finally busted
    I’m a neighbor and I want to comment on [a drug bust in the area]. I am so glad they did that but it should have been done a long time ago. The only thing I don’t understand is why [an adult didn’t] go to jail as the main source. To me, they all need to be behind bars. There has been so much going on at that house, it has been unreal. It has been reported and reported and I can’t see how they let kids stay there to start with. That is the only problem I have, because they have been searched and searched and searched.

  • Readers Hotline 6/15/16

    Big shots

  • Readers Hotline 6/13/16

    A moving tribute
    I was privileged to attend the Veterans Memorial Dedication at Galax. What a beautiful memorial it is. Anyone who has a family veteran that is not listed, it isn’t too late. They can still be listed. It’s a great way to memorialize your loved ones. I had tears in my eyes when I saw my husband’s. He was in World War II. I was so glad I had put his in. It’s a beautiful thing to do.

    What’s the purpose?

  • Readers Hotline 6/8/16

    Work hours
    This is about one of the plants. Instead of paying us four hours on Memorial Day, when they stopped having those chicken dinners they should have started paying us for eight hours instead of four hours.

    Rehashing the past

  • Readers Hotline 6/6/16

    Best gift ever
    I got a surprise on my birthday from my nieces and nephews. They purchased me a seat at the Rex Theatre. That was the best gift I ever had. They put your name on a plaque. And, I would like to see The Rex give all the new seats and stay in good shape for the future. Go in together and buy a seat at the Rex Theatre.

    Transgender suggestion

  • Readers Hotline 6/1/16

    Don’t overlook wages
    I keep reading about Grayson County and all they seem to be worried about is those high-tech bleachers the superintendent thinks he needs. What about the salaries of the people that work at the school like the maintenance, custodians, support staff, cafeteria workers, people like that? He really needs to look into that and so do the supervisors to see if maybe they can bring their wages up just a little bit. That would be greatly appreciated.

  • Readers Hotline 5/30/16

    School priorities