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  • Readers' Hotline 12/14/11

    Students first

  • Readers' Hotline 12/12/11

    Old men staring
    I was reading the Hotline comment about “looked over.” I’m so sick of these people calling in about old men looking at them. They are probably just staring at the wall. They have to go some place to eat and when old men quit looking at you and staring or even glancing at you, something has to be wrong with you. As far as waitresses, they don’t want to do those old men’s laundry. And, anybody that doesn’t like the old men where they go out to eat should stay at home.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/7/11

    Rate rant
    Well, well, Appalachian Power got its rate increase. Wonder why? They give large contributions to our governor for his re-election. He had a chance to sign a bill a couple of months ago that would have helped us with our APCo bills. I don’t understand. I think everybody ought to think about the next election and kick his hind end out of there. And, along with it, get the representative, too. You know who I am talking about. Maybe we need Rick Boucher back really bad.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/5/11

    No respect

  • Connard “Buddy” Surratt, 79

    Connard “Buddy” Surratt, 79, of Barren Springs, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at his home in Wythe County.

    He was born July 3, 1932, to the late Cora and Robert Surratt in Poplar Camp.

  • Jill Lynn Smith Cox, 55

    Jill Lynn Smith Cox, 55, of Independence, Va., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.

    She was born July 7, 1956, at El Paso, Texas, to Charles Smith and Shirley Mayes Smith.

    She was manager of the Concession Stand at Grayson County High School during football season and Troop Leader of Cub Scouts of Independence, Va.

  • Irene Bobbitt, 70

    Irene Bobbitt, 70, of Galax, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her home.

    She was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Grayson County to Olen and Esther Osborne Bobbitt.

    Survivors include her sister, Geraldine Bobbitt of Galax and Wanda Blevins of Marion; and a brother, Albert Bobbitt of Hillsville.

    A graveside memorial service will be held today, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/30/11

    Tis the season
    Our United States government wants religion separate from politics. Well, isn’t it something how they are using our savior’s birthday to get the economy boosted and going?

    Teachers should teach

  • Readers' Hotline 11/28/11

    Bravo
    I moved to Grayson County from the New York City area. I was surprised to find such great a production of “Nunsense.” It rivals Broadway, 100 percent. Excellent job, Galax Theatre Guild. Keep up the good work.
    Editor’s note: We second that emotion. Bravo!

    Get over it

  • Readers' Hotline 11/23/11

    Why no books?
    With the very high tax rates in Grayson County, why are our children at Independence Middle School not provided textbooks?
    Editor’s note: Grayson Schools’ Superintendent Elizabeth Thomas says books are being provided. The school system recently adopted and bought new social studies textbooks for grades K-12. “Although we are in the process of adopting a new mathematics textbook series for all grade levels, the current math textbooks are available to our students,” Thomas said.