• Readers' Hotline 2/17/14

    Speaks well

  • Readers' Hotline 2/12/14

    Firefighters pulled over
    Is it true that the Galax Police Department has given speeding tickets to two Galax firemen while they were answering calls? If it is, what on earth is going on in the city? First, they change the speed limit to get more money and now this. I hope the council gets involved.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/10/14

    What’s trash?
    Apparently some of our fine [citizens] don’t appreciate the people that support the fiddlers’ convention, calling them trailer trash. Those people are family members with kids that support businesses in the town. If you really want to see trailer trash, why don’t you drive up to Independence and see all the carnival that is parked up and down the scenic New River. It’s a disgrace to the county.

    Good, clean fun

  • Readers' Hotline 2/5/14

    Fight for store
    Attention residents of Galax. Please, let’s all get together and fight to keep Kroger in Galax. This store is a part of us. The employees seem like family to everyone. Please, please everyone call these numbers and try to keep Kroger open. Call (540) 536-3500.

    Wants to sign

  • Readers' Hotline 2/3/14

    Waste of salt
    I have a big problem with the highway department wasting chemicals on dry roads. This is such a waste. Need to take this money and repair roads instead of wasting salt.
    Editor’s note: Perhaps the chemicals prevent ice and snow from sticking? Maybe it’s a preventative measure.

    No connection

  • Readers' Hotline 1/29/14

    Wrong direction

  • Readers' Hotline 1/27/14

    Kroger fan
    I am very disappointed to hear about the closing of Kroger in Galax. The managers and staff are very professional and courteous. This loss is very bad for our community. I always shopped at Kroger because of its selection of healthy food and organic produce. If you ask for a product, they go to great lengths to get it. Excellent customer service. I hear there are petitions to save the store circulating online and otherwise and I will certainly be looking for them to support.

    Open bar

  • Readers' Hotline 1/22/14

    Help the middle class

  • Readers' Hotline 1/20/14

    Come on over
    To the caller who said that old-time music rules, you don’t have to go all the way to Floyd. We have great old-time and bluegrass music right here every Friday night in Galax, and once a month on Saturday night. We are at the country club now, while the Rex is being remodeled. I went on a Friday night. It was great. Had a great band and a nice dance floor. Come on and join us. We would be glad to have you. It’s only $5. Where else can you have fun?

    Don’t come back

  • Readers' Hotline 1/15/14

    Mass appeal
    When will the Catholic church in Woodlawn open? I have seen their sign up for years, but still no mass times. I was just wondering when it will open so I can quit driving to North Carolina.
    Editor’s note: According to its online listing,  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at the corner of Joy Ranch Road and U.S. 58 in Woodlawn holds Mass the first Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. All other Sundays, mass is at 11:30 a.m. Mass in Spanish is at 2:30 p.m.

    Below zero