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Letters to the editor – Tuesday (12-16-08)

Some need manners reminder
On Tuesday night, I, along with many proud parents, friends and family members of Southeast Middle School students, attended the band and chorus concert at Carson High School.
All the students should be commended for their wonderful performance; it was an enjoyable and entertaining holiday concert. Except for one thing; a few of those parents, or friends thought it was appropriate to cheer on their students like they were at a sporting event. I understand that all of those at the concert were proud and excited for their student, just as I was proud and excited for my little sister who was playing with the eighth grade band.
However, I think that all concert-goers should be reminded of a little concert etiquette. It is impolite to yell out a student’s name as if you are at a sporting event. It is also rude to go in and out of the auditorium during a piece, and if you must leave, please do so between songs. A person near me came and went at least four times during the band portion of the concert alone.
Please be reminded that these things are disrespectful and a distraction to those around you, as well as disrespectful to your student. Please keep these things in mind for the next concert you attend. I, along with the people around you, and those performing will thank you.
ó Elizabeth Sloop
Salisbury
Thank you for helping soldiersI would personally like to thank Filltech and Rodney Cress. I have know Rodney for a couple of years and am nothing but amazed by this great American hero. He is a true soldier that continues to serve his country and his fellow service men and women. To Filltech and Mr Hughes, thank you! As a soldier who has been over seas I can attest to the fact your donation is very much appreciated. Also at a time where the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 30th BCT is preparing to go back over seas I am sure that some of our own soldiers from North Carolina will benefit from your generous donation. I am not sure who it is you talked with at the National Guard, in the future please feel free to contact me personally. If you need help with transporting, storing or finding a way to get it to our men and women proudly serving. Once again, thank you Mr Cress, Mr Hughes and Filltech.
ó SFC Sean Douthit
Recruiting & Retention NCO, North Carolina Army National GuardSalisbury
Please explain?
Is a story about a 19-year-old high school dropout that has fathered a child,won’t go to school, won’t work and stays in his room like a 9-year-old all you people can find for headline news? We have young kids that go to school, try to do the right thing, and this dude makes the front page? Come on! How about some stories about our guys in the military serving our country who end up on the back pages of this paper?
ó Jack Cornatzer
Salisbury

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