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  • 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    A reminder that calls about specific candidates for local office will not be published.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?

    Seal of approval

  • Readers' Hotline 10/7/13

    Nonchalant
    September has come and gone and Carroll County has still not kept its promise to publish the list of delinquent taxpayers in the county, some of which date back 20 years. It is almost tax time again and some of us are thinking seriously about not paying ours. In Carroll County you don’t have to worry about a tax collector.

    Sock it away

  • Readers' Hotline 10/2/13

    Out the window
    On Sept. 21, I was following a vehicle with a sign attached to let us all know the person was a mail carrier. Something came flying out the postal carrier’s driver window. I looked to see what it was. It was a banana peeling. Does our mail carrier, just because they are a mail carrier, think they are above the law? Evidently, they do. It was at 10:14 a.m. Editor, please don’t mark out part of what I said. I would appreciate it very much because littering is a crime and it doesn’t make the roadsides very attractive, either.