• Readers' Hotline 6/2/14

    Looking good
    I want to say thank you to the Galax Recreation Department or whoever takes care of the softball fields. They had them looking spectacular for the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks a bunch, guys.

    Digging ditches

  • Readers' Hotline 5/28/14

    Blames Republicans
    Everyone knows the reason that Veterans Affairs is in such a mess and behind is because the Republican Congress cut their funding. They don’t have enough people to work with the thousands of veterans. Also, they blocked the funding in 2011 and 2012 that Hillary Clinton asked for for Benghazi. She asked for more funding for more security. Then, the people are just trying to blame it on the wrong ones, looks to me like.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/26/14

    How low can you go

  • Readers' Hotline 5/21/14

    Fine with Virginia
    I wouldn’t waste my time going to North Carolina to eat in fine restaurants when Virginia is full of fine restaurants. I have spent 20 years in North Carolina and I am done with that place. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites that want to talk about everybody down there. Everybody down there knows more than everybody up here in Virginia, so you Virginia people that love North Carolina, move down there.

    Recruiting candidates

  • Readers' Hotline 5/19/14

    Move forward

  • Readers' Hotline 5/12/14

    Stay put
    Regarding the new school proposal, I do hope the Galax School Board considers what an asset it is having the elementary school located near the rec center for the after-school program as well as older kids can walk down to use the facility. There are sidewalks for kids to walk to the school, providing safety in the current location. Logistically, keeping the school in the current location makes a lot of sense. Why not add a building to one of the playgrounds if needed and keep using the current facility?

    No pills

  • Readers' Hotline 5/7/14

    Lay off

  • Readers' Hotline 5/5/14

    Inspiring effort
    What a great day helping out with the “I love my mountain” trash pickup with Joy Ranch on Saturday. We had such perfect sunny weather and it was so inspiring to participate with enthusiastic families and civic groups giving time and energy to clean up our country roadways for a great cause. I look forward to next year to the annual event. Or, better yet, it would be great if people would deposit their own soda cans, beer bottles, plastic bottles, nasty cigarette butts and other waste in their own trashcans.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/30/14

    In a hurry
    This is to the person that drives a [description deleted] from Fries to Galax on Riverside every morning. If you are in such a hurry to get to work, why don’t you leave earlier? You are going to get somebody killed by passing three and four vehicles.

    Site alternative

  • Readers' Hotline 4/28/14

    Here’s your sign
    The town of Hillsville wants to rezone an entire block just to put up a sign. Here is your sign: “dumb.”

    Not enough
    I don’t understand why, if a kid gets free lunch at a city school, for all these field trips and picnics the parent has to pack the kid’s lunch. If the kid gets free lunches, then how can the parents have food at home to pack it? Why doesn’t the elementary school provide packed lunches when they go on these trips?