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  • Readers' Hotline 2/1/16

    Familiar potholes
    I’d like to comment about the potholes we run into every day on the road. I was told — I don’t know if I am right or not — but I was told the lottery money goes to pave our roads. You can play a game like I do. Give the potholes names. I have some I have been dodging for three years. I have got to call them a name, I know them so well. I hope you address this problem.
    Editor’s note: Nope, 100 percent of lottery profits support Virginia public education for grades K-12.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/27/16

    Closely held
    The Carroll County supervisors need to appoint people other than themselves and their friends to the industrial development authority, public service authority and all the other committees. State law has finally caught up with what they have been doing for years.

    Behind the cost

  • Readers' Hotline 1/25/16

    Too cold
    I cannot believe school was not two hours late on Jan. 13, as cold as it is. Why isn’t it two hours late like the other schools, because the kids have to walk to the bus and it is cold to have to walk like this.

    Religion aside

  • Readers' Hotline 1/20/16

    Prices
    I would sure like to see explanation as to why our gas isn’t coming way down. Also, I was wondering if people are watching the ounces of stuff you are buying like coffee and cereal. They keep cutting down on the ounces you are buying and charging you the same price or more for it. Pay attention to what is going on. This is not right the way these companies are doing poor people.
    Editor’s note: AAA reported Jan. 14 that the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $1.754 in Virginia and $1.937 nationally.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Readers' Hotline 1/13/16

    Harsher penalties
    I saw Obama on the news wanting to take away our gun rights and doing an executive order. It ought to be against the law to kill somebody. I think it is. The problem is, you are just slapping them on the wrist when they commit a felony with a gun. Give them 20 years in jail and don’t let them out and see if it will get better.

    At odds

  • Readers' Hotline 1/11/16

    Uplifting display
    A great big virtual hug to creators of the delightfully entertaining holiday light show on display in Felts Park in Galax. What an uplifting and joyful experience. We took several visitors to enjoy this and each time we came away humming a song and smiling. I hope their generosity comes back to them manyfold.
    Editor’s note: High Country Lights creator William Bottomley recently posted on the attraction’s Facebook page that he and the city have agreed to bring the lights back next year and expand the display.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/4/16

    Christmas kindness
    I just wanted to say that during Christmas I did meet a Christmas angel. I was in line at Walmart and my order came in over the money I had with me. A lady in the back of the line finished paying for my groceries. She did not know how much that meant to me. I said “thank you” but I did not know her name. I just want her to know I am thankful for her being my Christmas angel.

    Cost of kerosene

  • Readers' Hotline 12/30/15

    Space taken
    I see the Hillsville Town Police are letting those merchants on the north end of town park in front of their stores all day long. Where are the customers supposed to park?

    Technicality
    Our president keeps saying no boots on the ground in the Middle East. I guess these six guys that were just killed [in Afghanistan] were wearing high heels or flip flops.