Letters to the editor - Friday (4-18-14)

  • Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:18 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, April 18, 2014 7:17 a.m.

Short shrift from newspaper

As are many of the residents of Trinity Oaks, I am disappointed in the article covering the 11th annual Scrabble Scramble tournament held at St. John’s Lutheran Church benefitting the Rowan Literacy Council.

In case you missed it when reading the piece, Trinity Oaks is the winner of the tournament. In fact, our team won three of the last four contests. The experience proves that we know a thing or two about word games, but we also know when we’ve been given short shrift by the local newspaper.

Nearly all of the coverage of this event appears on Page 3, including a nice, large picture of the losing team. The same picture was used on the first page as a “teaser.” The article continues on page 5 where, at the bottom of the article (almost as an afterthought), Trinity Oaks is mentioned as the winner of the tournament.

Your article is in error when stating that a fluke by another team costing 300 points allowed Trinity Oaks to win. The truth is that many more points separated the two teams, and even had the team in question racked up the 300 points they would have lost.

May we publicly say that we are very proud of our team and the dedication they poured into this undertaking. I don’t know of anyone here who is not on a fixed income and yet the donations to the cause were record-breaking.

Congratulations to all at Trinity Oaks who participated and to those who supported the effort. We also recognize the efforts of all the other teams and hope we can all come together next year to once again benefit the Rowan Literacy Council.

— Kate Noujaim


Outstanding play

In response to Reid Leonard’s letter Friday, April 11 (“Hot night in PPT’s ‘Chicago’ OK now”):

Ms. Fry really should have stayed for the second act! Those folks (volunteers) did an outstanding job. For a small fee we get to sit back and enjoy.

Thanks, Reid Leonard, for addressing the small, whiney issue — but thank you mostly for your hard work at keeping the arts flowing in Salisbury!

“The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the sign, symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.” (Lord Jeffery)

— Jane S. Patterson


Where, oh, where?

I note with consistency that the Post’s articles dealing with Salisbury geography/areas/neighborhoods consistently leave out where they are.

Dixonville on Sunday was an example. I finally ascertained it was south of the main U.S. Post Office.

Recently there has been a focus on West End. I had to contact reporter Emily Ford to find out the metes and bounds of West End.

This is consistent. I am not from here but suspect I am more familiar with the areas of Brooklyn, Bostian’s Alley etc. than some of the natives but I need specifics when reading one of your articles.

— Bob Trundle


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