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Letters to the editor – Tuesday (9-09-08)

Identity of ‘guardian angel’
is a mystery no longer
I am responding to the Aug. 31 article “Motorist details scary slide into flood water” and the Sept. 6 letter to the editor “Who was guardian angel?”
The man in question (who came to the aid of the motorist on Liberty Road) was Max Morefield. Max is a very humble person and does not like to call a lot of attention to himself. He was just doing what he does every day of his life, taking care of others.
Max is a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He is employed at Clayton Homes in Richfield and that is where he was headed on this day. He had to leave the accident site in a hurry because he had to go back home and change clothes so he could make it to work on time. It’s nothing new for Max to take care of others.
ó Sandra (Sis) Morefield
Salisbury
Downtown needs Bernhardt
I do not presume to understand the current plight of Bernhardt Hardware, but I am informed that engineers have certified the structural soundness of the premises while the city of Salisbury is holding repairs and reopening at arms length.
Here is an institutional business enterprise of the most historic significance, and it should be a city priority to help and encourage our former mayor, Paul Bernhardt, to continue business as usual and to promote downtown Salisbury.
Please assist this most worthwhile merchant in helping him to restore his business and remain among us as a longtime member of our business community.
ó Nancy C. Holshouser
Salisbury
Just trying to help another
I have violated the city code. Although I did it unknowingly, I accept responsibility and will remedy the situation. I was trying to help a homeless friend by letting him live in my camper. He wasn’t hurting anyone or anything, but a neighbor called the city and complained.
Now, where is my friend supposed to go? His house was foreclosed on; he is disabled but can’t collect disability and can’t find a job. Is the person who called him in going to house him or pay more taxes so the city or county will? What can I do to help him?
ó Nancy Schroeder
Salisbury
Life Chain seeks attendeesSince 1996, we have been involved in the nationwide “Please Let Me Live Life Chain” here in the Statesville and Troutman areas.
Please go to www.lifechain.net for more information about the areas in North Carolina where this pro-life event will be held on Oct. 5.
We are told as citizens of this country that we have these rights: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Since 1973, 43 million people have been denied these rights. The Web site www.virtuemedia.org, hosted by the heart-to-heart media campaign since 1985, has very heart-touching stories to share.
Please come to Glen-Way Drive in Statesville (at the Crossroads Shopping Center, near the Wal-Mart area) and stand along the road for one hour on Oct 5. We will begin to assemble at 2 p.m. and stand from 2:30-3:30, along with thousands of others across America. In Troutman, this event will take place on the sidewalk on Main Street.
Do you have a burden on your heart about these missing 43 million American citizens that were not given their constitutional rights? In the Mocksville, Salisbury, Troutman and Harmony areas, contact us at 704-528-3741 for more information. A Life Chain will be organized in Salisbury by Barbara Franklin (704-636-2117). The Salisbury Life Chain will take place downtown at Main Street and Innes Street, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
ó Linda and Jerry Harmon
Statesville
Linda Harmon is the N.C. state director for the Life Chain.

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