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  • Readers' Hotline 8/5/13

    Speed trap
    After you drive through Galax a few times you are going to have to go have your brakes lined. The focus should be on breaking and enterings and drug problems we have in Galax instead of setting a speed trap for everybody. Try making 25 mph going down a hill and see if your speed doesn't pick up and then you have a police officer waiting there to pull you over to write you up. Oh, but I forgot, Galax is supposed to be such a safety place. Well, good luck.

    Put to a vote

  • Readers' Hotline 7/31/13

    Dog threats
    [People in Fox Run] turn their dogs out after they see the dog warden go by in the mornings. I almost got attacked by two. One looked like a half-bulldog — white with spots — and a small white Scotty dog. I guess because I was with my cat and working my flower garden. Good thing I had a hoe or I probably would have been bitten and attacked. Something is going to have to be done about those dogs or they are going to come up missing.

    Equal justice

  • Readers' Hotline 7/29/13

    Speed trap
    These Galax speed limits they are trying to lower — do they want us to walk? Then maybe that would give the officers more time to pick up these that are dealing in drugs and killing somebody instead of sitting and waiting for somebody to go 30 mph in a 20 mph zone so they can write them up. It’s nothing but a speed trap. More money for the city. The chief is just protecting his job.

  • Readers' Hotline 7/24/13

    Show me the money
    What happened to all the money they were going to put into the hospital? I noticed they put a new roof on it and it still is pouring water everywhere when I was up there visiting my family member. It looks like they are short on help to take care of patients or to register people. What is going on up there?

  • Readers' Hotline 7/22/13

    Editor’s Note:
    This is a reminder that comments about local political candidates are not published in the Readers Hotline.

    Issues with religion?

  • Readers' Hotline 7/17/13

    Cloud of smoke
    It’s rather sad when you visit a relative at a nursing home and they have brought the residents out front to smoke and you have to wade through the cigarette smoke to get to even the front door. Some people are allergic to cigarette smoke and they can’t do that. It is just pitiful that the staff does that and the administration doesn’t do something about it.

    Caring manner

  • Readers' Hotline 7/15/13

    Unwelcome help
    I read the editor’s note on the coaching question. It said the coaches are tutors that work with students that need extra help. I think someone needs to talk with these coaches about their job description. I was told from the reading coach and math coach that they are not supposed to work with children, that they are just there as a resource for me. I have enough sense to get my own resources, thank you.

  • Readers' Hotline 7/10/13

    Pump comparisons
    I was wondering why gas is always so much higher around Independence than anywhere else. Gas is cheaper in Elk Creek, Wytheville, Baywood and Galax. I have even seen gas the same price in Mount Airy as in Independence and they have a much higher gas tax in North Carolina. The other day when we went to Galax, gas was 17 cents a gallon cheaper in Baywood and 24 cents a gallon less in Galax than it was in Independence.

    Workplace strains

  • Readers' Hotline 7/8/13

    Start collecting
    I see in the paper where Hillsville is going to do things to thrive. The first thing they need to do is collect the back taxes. That would be best thing for the welfare and good of the community. Get busy.

    That’s the system

  • Readers' Hotline 7/3/13

    Getting the sales pitch
    I titled a vehicle recently at the DMV in Galax. Within a week, I started getting warranty papers in the mail wanting to know if I wanted an extended warranty on it. I bought the vehicle out of state and no one knew I bought it but the DMV. I was wondering why they were giving my address and name to people trying to sell me extended warranties.