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  • Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 6:27 a.m.

… Longtime Post photographer James Barringer dies

Very sad in Mr. Barringer’s passing. A great Rowan County and North Carolina icon. He will be missed by many both as a superior photo-journalist and also as a fine human being. Well done, thy good and faithful servant.

— Mac Butner

He pulled me out of an upside-down car in 1962 and took a photo of me leading a high school track race in 1973. Only times those things happened to me and I never got the chance to thank him. Always enjoyed his photos in the Post. My condolences to his family.

— Robert Graham

He rode with me one day combining wheat. I have a framed picture of the combine in operation.

— Ed Hall

He took a picture of me at Christmastime carrying some gifts I had purchased. I still have a copy of the newspaper clipping. Praying for his family during this time.

— Melodye Grubb

Condolences to the family. He was always so great to our family when we lived in that special placed called West Rowan

—Ruth McSwain

He inspired more than a few. It is strange to think of a world without him in it. Thank you Mr Barringer, for letting me see the world through the magic of a lens.

— Cynthia Hill

God Bless the Barringer Family. I knew of Jim (during) my childhood visits to the Salisbury Post to visit my father, the late Edward “Pete” Davis. The Salisbury Post family of years past were a close group of people. Seeing the last few of the surviving employees die out saddens me, but I remind myself that God is in control and makes no mistakes. Prayers and strength to the family.

— Michael Davis

...City approves new Holiday Inn, Livingstone buying old hotel

I hope that the city forecasts the upcoming traffic pattern changes on Jake! This county and city have not proven to be visionaries. ...

— Deborah Scales

I’m hoping this is a positive step for Livingstone versus purchasing problems in reference to repairs. It would have been wise to try and get sponsors to build a new facility and establish a major in Hotel Management...on the job training, as well as providing a place for visiting alumni and others , as a means of revenue for the school.

— Yvonne Mungo-Morton

… Wanted: Thick-skinned lawmakers

This movement away from special interest will have to be a grassroots, local one since politicians will never vote themselves into less power.

— Cathy Hutchens Mahaffey

Term limits: a bad idea that’s time has come.

— Bruce LaRue

The comments on using two signals contain some specious reasoning. When traffic lights were first used, there were so many accidents when the single light would go out, it became necessary to have more than one traffic signal. People were really dying. ... Most people appreciate living through earthquakes in buildings with redundant systems. Ask the motorists in Minneapolis if they would have appreciated having a redundant system on the I-35 bridge before it collapsed back in 2007.

— Shawn Strange

…After Afghanistan tour, there’s no place like home for Spc. Mills

Thank you for your service!

— Crystal Gale

Alicia and Chris, I can imagine those smiles without seeing them. Thank you, Thomas Mills, for your service to our country and certainly glad to have you home. Enjoy your stay with family and friends.

— Carrie Adams

... NAACP president, pastors call for change at Salisbury Police Department

If police officers should be required to take a course on “how to treat people,” then so should any other occupation which involves human interaction. Think about the number of idiots normal people deal with in a day during work, and then imagine the number of idiots they deal with (not to mention the drug addicts, thieves and liars of the world).

— Jennifer Skinner

Have any of these men attended Salisbury Citizens Police Academy? Might give them a better insight into the workings of SPD.

— Deborah Lynn Krueger

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