• Readers Hotline 7/13/16

    World’s pothole capital

  • Readers Hotline 7/6/16

    Doesn’t make sense
    I read the City of Galax is going to replace those trees they cut down on U.S. 58. I don’t understand why they want to put trees up there if the trees are causing trouble. Why would you want to cut the old ones down that are causing trouble and plant more trees in their place to cause even more trouble of the same nature? That doesn’t make any sense to me. If they are going to cut them down, they should leave them down and not plant any more.

  • Readers Hotline 7/4/16

    Scam warning
    Listen up, readers. I got four calls saying the IRS was going to start suing me if I didn’t pay up. They even left a phone number. I called the police department. They said it was a scam and if you call that number you are really in trouble. So, watch out. They are after us.
    Editor’s note: In scam warnings we’ve received, the IRS stresses that they never call taxpayers. All correspondence is by mail.

    How’s that work?

  • Readers Hotline 6/29/16

    Shut it down
    I live in the Laurel area of Carroll County. Why do we not have one of the three paid ambulances with a paramedic on duty out in Laurel?  Please Carroll County, close Laurel [volunteer rescue squad] down like you did Dugspur and Hillsville and put a paid paramedic truck in our area.


  • Readers Hotline 6/27/16

    Make an effort
    I agree with the caller in the Hotline today. It makes no sense Galax school systems do not do more to retain a coach and a great role model for our children. I think the school board needs to intervene in this situation.

    All the answers

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  • Readers Hotline 6/20/16

    Finally busted
    I’m a neighbor and I want to comment on [a drug bust in the area]. I am so glad they did that but it should have been done a long time ago. The only thing I don’t understand is why [an adult didn’t] go to jail as the main source. To me, they all need to be behind bars. There has been so much going on at that house, it has been unreal. It has been reported and reported and I can’t see how they let kids stay there to start with. That is the only problem I have, because they have been searched and searched and searched.

  • Readers Hotline 6/15/16

    Big shots

  • Readers Hotline 6/13/16

    A moving tribute
    I was privileged to attend the Veterans Memorial Dedication at Galax. What a beautiful memorial it is. Anyone who has a family veteran that is not listed, it isn’t too late. They can still be listed. It’s a great way to memorialize your loved ones. I had tears in my eyes when I saw my husband’s. He was in World War II. I was so glad I had put his in. It’s a beautiful thing to do.

    What’s the purpose?

  • Readers Hotline 6/8/16

    Work hours
    This is about one of the plants. Instead of paying us four hours on Memorial Day, when they stopped having those chicken dinners they should have started paying us for eight hours instead of four hours.

    Rehashing the past