• Readers' Hotline 2/17/16

    Chinese proverb
    I find it incredible that someone is accused of sabotaging the furniture factory that employs 700 local people, for what selfish reasons. This has damaged the entire community. There is a Chinese proverb that says “when you seek revenge, before you leave, first dig two graves.” The meaning of that is that both parties invariably are injured.

    Winter vacation

  • Readers' Hotline 2/15/16

    Not for play
    It is a shame to all the churches that watch the Superbowl on big screen TVs in God’s House. The church is a place to pray in, not to play in. Sure, you who did it will say it is okay. But sounds like to me you are a compromiser and a crowd pleaser. Watch your Superbowl at home and respect the House of God.

    People are the victims

  • Readers' Hotline 2/10/16

    Good people
    I’m a 73-year-old woman who don’t get around as good as I used to. I live in a low-income apartment. My neighbors are great. They helped me out during this bad snowstorm by getting my mail, taking my trash out, bringing me hot meals. They really helped me out. A lot of people think that people who live in low-income apartments are bad but we have a lot of good people in here. Oh yeah, we’ve got some bad ones in here, but so does your community.

    Keeping track

  • Readers' Hotline 2/8/16

    Kudos to VDOT

  • Readers' Hotline 2/3/16

    Going to extremes

  • 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

    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