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  • Readers' Hotline 11/18/13

    Works both ways
    A lot of stores and gas stations have signs up saying, “don’t be on cell phones in the checkout line.” They consider it rude and don’t want it to happen. Isn’t it just as rude to walk into a service station or store and the cashier is sitting there on a cell phone and talking? If customers shouldn’t be on their phones in the checkout line, don’t you think the cashier should not be on their phone either? It just makes common sense to me. What goes around, comes around. Do it both ways.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/13/13

    Meaner and meaner
    I am amazed by people. I was recently involved with an animal that was abused. Came home with its tail duct-taped and its mouth duct-taped with a cigarette in its mouth. I was told to call and report this to animal control. Animal abuse and neglect is nothing to be laughed at. It is a serious matter and we all need to take this seriously. Our pets are part of our families. This world needs a lot of prayers going on right now. People are getting meaner and meaner and this old world is not going to be around very much longer.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/11/13

    Don’t tinker

  • Readers' Hotline 11/6/13

    Where’d they go?
    I was just checking to see if anybody knows what happened to Diamond Nails and El Parian?
    Editor’s note: Both of the businesses in Galax closed recently.

    Can’t afford it

  • Readers' Hotline 11/4/13

    Editor’s note:
    A reminder that calls about specific candidates for local office will not be published. Some calls had to be deleted this week.

    Parties needed

  • Readers' Hotline 10/28/13

    Editor’s note:
    Calls commenting on specific candidates for political office are not published in the Readers’ Hotline.

    Trustworthiness

  • Readers' Hotline 10/23/13

    Recall everybody
    I think they need to recall everybody in Congress and fire them like they did in Colorado.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/21/13

    Regulate burning
    I am calling about Robinhood Road. I have neighbors that constantly burn. It would be nice if the city would have some type of ordinance against this type of burning. Some of us that have asthma try to get out and walk and enjoy these great fall days. Yet, these people burn for some unknown reason and pollute the air. It is very difficult for us older people to get out and enjoy our decks and walking because of this constant burning — every single day. I wish the city would do something about that.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/16/13

    Turn away

  • Readers' Hotline 10/14/13

    Non-essential
    Just a thought about the 800,000 non-essential employees that were sent home when the government shut down. If you are saying each one of them worked 8 hours a day, it would be 64 million hours. Times that by just $7 an hour — not even minimum wage — and you get $44,800,000. I wonder where that money is going to go. Is it going to reduce the deficit? That is just for one day, too. And, if it is non-essential, why are there 800,000 non-essential employees?

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