• Readers Hotline 8/10/16

    Doing a good job
    What I am reading here in this column, it seems there are a lot of people complaining about this, that and the other. But, you know what, I know somebody who does a good job. There is this little restaurant right near the courthouse called the Dutch Oven. They are always friendly. The prices are good and their food is very good. Instead of complaining about things around here, I wanted to send out a comment and say “thank you, Dutch Oven” for doing a good job.

    North or south?

  • Readers Hotline 8/8/16

    Late for Sunday dinner
    I am calling in because of these people at church. When church service is over, you need to leave. These people just pull their car up next to each other and just chit chat, chit chat, chit chat. Meanwhile, cars are backing up behind them. They can’t get out of the parking lot. It’s great you want to talk to each other. It’s wonderful that you go to church to praise the Lord but please be considerate of people trying to get out of the church parking lot.

    Children watching

  • Readers Hotline 8/3/16

    How’s it possible?

  • Readers Hotline 8/1/16

    Promote unity
    The prayer and unity service at the Galax Police Station this past Sunday [July 24] was an absolutely incredible idea. This is wonderful. I would like to see the City of Galax and surrounding counties come together and every Sunday meet in Felts Park [to] have a praise and worship service. This would be fabulous for the community to promote praise and worship, showing love and showing churches coming together.

  • Readers Hotline 7/25/16

    Clumps in the road

  • Readers Hotline 7/20/16

    Not listening
    Why don’t the authorities go ahead and tell why these people get shot. [The victims] just can’t hear or don’t listen, or if one tells them “throw that gun down” if they don’t know what to do or don’t understand. I know what to do. I’d just throw the gun down.

    Social experiment

  • Readers Hotline 7/18/16

    Follow the leader
    I just wanted to give all the local police officers a little notice. If you see me doing 80 mph in a school zone, do not pull me over and give me a ticket. After all, I am not doing this intentionally and I don’t have a willful disregard for the law. I am just in a big hurry to get to my daughter’s house. We need to talk about her wedding and yoga classes and things like that. And, officers, if you don’t understand, just go ask a prosecutor. Right now the prosecutor is meeting with my husband. She will explain it to you.

  • Readers Hotline 7/11/16

    Just calling to congratulate Galax on their Fourth of July festivities. I loved the parade being at 7 p.m. That gave us time to get stuff done around home and then drive to Galax and enjoy the parade. Then, the fireworks were really good too. Just wanted to say congratulations and thank you to whoever lined the day up.

    No payoff yet

  • Readers Hotline 7/13/16

    World’s pothole capital

  • Readers Hotline 7/6/16

    Doesn’t make sense
    I read the City of Galax is going to replace those trees they cut down on U.S. 58. I don’t understand why they want to put trees up there if the trees are causing trouble. Why would you want to cut the old ones down that are causing trouble and plant more trees in their place to cause even more trouble of the same nature? That doesn’t make any sense to me. If they are going to cut them down, they should leave them down and not plant any more.