• Readers Hotline 9/2/15

    Editor’s note: We remind readers that we do not print election-related calls in the Hotline. We had to pull two calls this week — one bashing a national candidate, and one endorsing a local candidate — for this reason. If you wish to support or oppose a candidate, please write a letter to the editor.


  • Readers Hotline 8/31/15

    Easy to spot

  • Readers Hotline 8/26/15

    Must comply

  • Readers Hotline 8/24/15

    None of your business
    This shout out goes to the man who left a letter in my mailbox this week. It came addressed with just my first name and no return address. What a cowardly thing to do, and also illegal. I would like to let you know, it is not your job to set this old girl straight. This is just a little Peyton Place and you are a Harper Valley hypocrite.

    Qualification varies

  • Readers Hotline 8/19/15

    Drunks can drink, smokers can’t smoke

  • Readers Hotline 8/17/15

    After the fact
    I saw in The Gazette where the state tax holiday for school sales was Aug. 7-9, which didn’t make sense to me. It is kind of silly, with Carroll County Schools starting Aug. 6, and everyone more than likely had supplies and clothes already for school. At least school could have waited until after this holiday or either the tax thing could have moved up a little since Carroll County School started Aug. 6. You defeat your purpose. You can’t wait until after school to start buying supplies.

  • Readers Hotline 8/12/15

    Worker injured
    I am disappointed that The Gazette didn’t report on an accident at the glass plant in Galax that happened when a young lady got both her ankles crushed and her knee disjointed and she will be in a wheelchair for months. I don’t know why it was never reported.

  • Readers Hotline 8/10/15

    Show respect
    My mom was buried in a local cemetery two years ago. The headstone and footstone were pre-paid, but there is still a temporary marker bent by lawn mowers. My dad was a World War II veteran and was buried Christmas Eve. Not even a temporary marker on his grave with a two-foot pile of dirt still piled high. This is a disrespectful way to treat a veteran and his wife.

    Flag is embarrassing

  • Readers Hotline 8/5/15


  • Readers Hotline 8/3/15

    One sign only