Letters to the editor – Thursday (4-9-09)
Please continue to catch speeders
In response to David Wilson’s letter April 7, I agree that no one is to blame for speeding but the speeders themselves. I live on Rowan Mills Road where the speed limit is 35 mph. Speeders have no regard for the posted speed limit signs, and I have been close to being hit several times as I pull out of my driveway. I have contacted our police department in the past, and they have stationed a car on our road, but not at the right time of day. They need to be checking speeders in the morning and also around 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on the weekend. Please obey the posted speed limit signs, as you may save a life.
ó Katie Mayhew
Beginning in April and continuing this summer in North Carolina and most other states, you may join with thousands of Americans citizens who are fed up and concerned over the way our Congress is foolishly spending money. Taxpayers have already organized some of these “tea party” events across the country on April 4. On April 15 and continuing through the summer, other tea party protests will take place, similar to what our forefathers did when England was putting such outrageous taxes on colonists before we won the war to be a free country. These are peaceful events held to let our Congress know that enough is enough. Congress is out of control, spending money that will burden our grandchildren and their children in years to come.
You may go to www.americansforprosperity.org for more information. Dallas Woodhouse is the N.C. director. Towns from Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh on over to the coast are taking part in our state. Go to the Web site to see all the towns listed. More than 100,000 citizens have signed up to take part across the country.
On Oct 25, 1774, 51 ladies from Edenton took part in one of the first tea parties in North Carolina, as Penelope Barker invited ladies to join her at Elizabeth King’s home. On April 15, the tea party in Edenton will have men dressed like our colonists did in the Revolutionary War.
ó Linda Murdock Harmon