Letters to the editor - Saturday (1-19-2013)

  • Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Sides’ opinions don’t deserve lengthy airing in the Post

I hope the Salisbury Post can resist the temptation to print these so-called letters by Jim Sides. He says it will be his opinions only, and you should abide by rules set aside to the general public on frequency and length.

As you can see by his statements printed in Wednesday’s paper that were made at the Tea Party meeting, he has already said the County Commission is more powerful than the School Board. He can say that, as he has a 3-2 vote on every issue on the commission, but does not have a majority of Tea Party votes on the School Board.

I hope you stick to your guns in making sure all proceedings of meetings are reported but not his personal rantings.

— Ralph Walton
Get the facts, then decide

The Jan. 17 issue of the Salisbury Post published an editorial by Chuck Hughes, a newly elected member of the Rowan-Salisbury School Board. I found it to be well written and thought provoking. We as citizens and voters of Rowan County should be informed and active in order to support the elected representatives of our boards or to make them aware of any decisions that we believe may not be in the best interest of the taxpayer.

On that note, I would like to state that I wholeheartedly support Commission Chairman Jim Sides and Vice Chair Craig Pierce as they, along with the entire board, work though this controversial issue of construction of a school administration building downtown.

The Post has covered most of these meetings, but, in my opinion, much of this coverage is slanted to protect those with whom the editors agree. Therefore, I would strongly urge each of you to attend meetings, call members of the boards, especially the county commissioners, and find out for yourself the facts and figures — then decide who is working in the best interests of our tax money and our county.

— Dorothy Earle

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