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Letters to the editor – Saturday (7-26-08)

Why is Kannapolis turning its back on Earnhardt?
I just read in the Salisbury Post that David Murdock is having all the “Dale Trail” flags removed from sight in Kannapolis. Do these flags and Earnhardt’s statue offend some one who may or may not be coming to town?
This is a direct slap in the face to the city of Kannapolis and its residents and the Earnhardt family.
Regardless of who may or may not come to town, why should the city turn its back on one of its most famous citizen? It makes it appear that Murdock is ashamed of Earnhardt and his statue. Or is it a case of just being two-faced?
Since Murdock is having the flags removed, he should reimburse the Convention and Visitors Bureau the full $14,000 cost. He should also issue an apology to the city and residents of Kannapolis for this slap in the face and disrespect to Dale Earnhardt’s Family.
Now, who will Dale Earnhardt Boulevard be renamed for?
ó William A. Foley
Salisbury
Grandson’s good deeds
We always hear about the bad kids do, but not the good. I would like to share with you two recent occasions where my 10-year-old grandson was a real trouper.
We were having the “Super Bowl Game” at our church fellowship building, and anyone who wanted to come was invited. During halftime, they let some of the players give their testimonials about how God was real in their lives and had changed them.
After halftime, I wasn’t feeling well, so I told my husband I was going home. I went to my van, not knowing children were playing on the other side of the building. I have Parkinson’s, and I fell in the parking lot. Almost immediately, I heard someone crying, “Maw-Maw, don’t get up! I will go get Paw-Paw!” (It was my grandson.)
I said, “Lee, Maw-Maw will be OK. Don’t get Paw-Paw.”
On the second occasion, I had taken Lee and his sister Taylor to bowl. I was watching them bowl, and I suddenly saw Lee running all the way to the other end of the building, where an elderly man had fallen. Lee said, “I will help you get up or get someone to help.” The man thanked Lee but said he was OK. It didn’t matter to Lee that the elderly man was a different race. That’s the way we all should be.
I am so proud of Lee. No one had to tell him to run and offer help. He just wanted to. We hear about the bad things kids do. We need to hear about the good things, too.
ó Pansy Sells
Salisbury

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