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  • Readers' Hotline 2/27/12

    Made in America

  • Readers' Hotline 2/22/12

    Paying at the pump
    Thank you Mr. Obama and the rest of you Democrats for keeping gas at an all-time “low price.” Oh, goody.
    Editor’s note: The free market determines the cost of gasoline as a commodity. It is not set by the government, although policies may have some indirect bearing.

    Healthy promotion

  • Readers' Hotline 2/20/12

    Why not?
    I’m calling in reference to the bill calling for mandatory drug tests for welfare recipients. I’ve worked for 35 years, and for the last 25 years I have been required to take random drug screens. I don’t see that as discrimination against anybody if they are good enough to spend my money, they are good enough to take the same tests I do.
    Editor’s note: The House of Delegates has tabled the proposed bill until the 2013 session because of questions about how to pay for the drug-testing program.

  • Readers Hotline 2/15/12

    Smoking up street
    Smokers need to have more self control. Clover Street in Galax used to be a quiet dead-end street until Twin County Regional Hospital passed a no smoking policy on their property. Now, there is a ridiculous amount of break time smokers and traffic. How do I know? Same vehicles every day, four and five times a day, everyone riding and puffing. Give Clover Street a break  or stay at your work and do your job.

    Feeling powerless

  • Readers' Hotline 2/13/12

    Take your time

  • Readers' Hotline 2/8/12

    Too many trips
    As a taxpayer of Grayson County I watched bus 65 make four trips to Troutdale every day. Two trips with kids and two trips empty. How can transportation coordinators not see that they are wasting a week’s worth of fuel? Bus 65 used to sit at Young’s Store. My question is, why can’t it sit at the new school right across the road? We could run that bus two years on the fuel he is burning in one year? He needs to furnish his own way to Troutdale to pick up his bus, not on taxpayer money.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/6/12

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  • Readers' Hotline 2/1/12

    Tired of looking

  • Readers' Hotline 1/30/12

    Blame society

  • Readers' Hotline 1/25/12

    Out of my way

    When you are on your way to work on Route 89, Monday through Friday, you better just clear the road if there is a certain lady that works in a factory in Galax. I have just witnessed her pass four cars in a row simply because they get a bonus if they are not late for work. Do they get a bonus if they kill somebody on the way to work?

     

    Whitewashing the truth