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  • Readers' Hotline 12/26/12

    White space
    Just wanted to say “thank you, thank you, thank you” to The Gazette for the white space at the top of the page that now has the address logo instead of the label that was covering up part of the print.

    Beyond deer hunting
    These automatic weapons that these idiots get hold of and kill people at schools and everywhere else, need to be done away with. A single-shot rifle is good enough for any deer hunter.

    Prepare yourselves

  • Readers' Hotline 12/24/12

    Make Hillsville thrive
    I just want to say what a great Christmas parade Hillsville had this year with all the entries and how long it lasted. I want to commend the new police chief, the mayor and the councilmen for a job well done. It has been a long time coming and they did a fantastic job. Keep up the good work to help this town thrive and become more for the community.

    Think about it

  • Readers' Hotline 12/19/12

    Sticker shock
    Nearly had a heart attack this week after getting my Appalachian Power bill of $198, when last month is was only $88. So, what’s going on?
    Editor’s note: We’ll expect to hear from you again when it really gets cold.

    Cutting entitlements

  • Readers' Hotline 12/17/12

    Hats off
    The Carroll County Soccer Association has ended another great season. Fun and exercise on the field will be greatly missed by my two kids. They have been challenged, sharpened and encouraged by the coaches willing to volunteer their time and love for the game. A great big thank you to Coach Bob, Coach Marion, Coach George, Coach Chris and Coach Eric and all the other coaches who are willing to invest in young people.

    Don’t look away

  • Readers' Hotline 12/12/12

    Had to laugh
    Hurray for columnist Todd Jennings’ debunking session. You did a good job, Todd. I had a real good laugh.

    Wide median
    I’m wondering why the median at the intersection of Lafayette and Center Street in Galax is so wide. They take up half of the street width and also whoever is in charge needs to remove the barrels off the median. They are an eyesore.

    Drive defensively

  • Readers' Hotline 12/10/12

    Making spirits bright
    The Highland Camerata concert was phenomenal Friday night at Brush Creek Hall in Independence. When I closed my eyes I felt if I were in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the [Mormon Tabernacle], listening to the choir. If the Highland Camerata had just sung the Hallelujah Chorus, I would have been sure I had been transported to another place. Thanks to all the Camerata members. It was wonderful. Thank you for making spirits bright.

    Blame for debt

  • Readers' Hotline 12/5/12

    Won’t turn his back
    I called last week. You labeled it as Obama’s Coalition. I didn’t get to finish my message. I was making a comment about I heard people say that God will turn His back on this country because of the people we have leading this country. God will not turn his back on this country. He may take, and already has, our blessings away from us to where He had blessed us with so much. We as a country have turned our back on Him. He will never turn His back on us.

    47 percenter

  • Readers' Hotline 12/3/12

    Don’t mess with Texas
    I am calling in regard to the comment about Texas. Texas is an honorable and wonderful state, and to draw the example of one person who behaved incorrectly is beyond my understanding. There are many Virginians who have done things that are humiliating and embarrassing. Please do not embarrass Texas or try to, with such stupid, inappropriate, selected facts. I don’t know your motive, but I will tell you as a Texan, don’t come to Texas and say something that stupid.

    Rush to hire?

  • Readers' Hotline 11/28/12

    Pushed away

  • Readers' Hotline 11/26/12

    Bring the soap
    I am calling about the new store [located omitted] with the young man behind the counter with the vulgar mouth. I thought he had straightened up. I have been in there a few times lately and nothing was ever said. But, I was in there the other day and everything [he said was offensive]. He really does need his mouth washed out with soap. I will not be back in that store.

    Grateful