• Readers Hotline 3/19/18

    Waiting on Wildwood
    Whatever happened with the Wildwood Industrial Park over by Hillsville? It’s been several years since Grayson County threw in with Carroll County to attract some business there. I think they were offering tax breaks to any new businesses locating there. That’s nothing but a bribe and it defrauds local people of tax support for schools and other essential services. We need to figure out some better use for the land out there at Wildwood.

  • Readers Hotline 3/14/18

    Seating at The Rex
    I saw in The Gazette where the Galax received a grant. Why don’t they use some of that money to buy new seats for the Rex Theater? They bring in a lot of visitors into town. The old seats are breaking with people. I have seen some break with two older ones already. Someone is going to get hurt. They never say anything at The Rex while the visitors are there about buying a seat. That would probably help. I already have one but I will probably never get to see it. I just wonder why they don’t try to get more seats in there.

  • Readers Hotline 3/12/18

    Let’s be neighborly

  • Readers Hotline 3/7/18

    None of the above
    What do we all have in common? Love of family. Desire to have meaningful and productive work. Freedom to pursue our goals and worship as we please. Access to an education and good healthcare. To live without fear of harm to our bodies or property. And, the support and engagement of our communities. What are we told that makes us different from one another? None of the above.

    Not warranted

  • Readers Hotline 3/5/18

    For all
    For some reason, socialism in a dirty word. Here are some examples of American socialism to chew on: our highways, parks, health clinics, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education and so on. For those of us who enjoy a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, bingo. That is socialism.

    Buried the “story”

  • Readers Hotline 2/28/18

    Defining insanity
    Science is not the enemy. Consider the care you receive from your doctor. That is all based on science. Consider the crops you grow each year. That is all based on science. In fact, we are all scientists in this regard. We observe how things work and don’t work, make hunches and eventually decisions based on those observations. To continue to do the same thing over and over again, even if it always fails, is one definition of insanity.


  • Readers Hotline 2/26/18

    Don’t be divided
    Creating division within our country is intentional. United we stand, divided we fall. The spirit of cooperation and sharing is strong in these mountains. Let us not forget that we all need one another more than ever. Don’t let divisiveness divide us. We are so much better.

    Littered roadsides

  • Readers Hotline 2/21/18

    Somebody’s watching

  • Readers Hotline 2/19/18

    Don’t say no

  • Readers Hotline 2/14/18

    Get to it