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Letters: Incentives are big win for everyone

Incentives are big win for everyone
Congratulations to Robert Van Geons, executive director of the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission, for the coup of getting incentives passed that may generate hundreds of jobs.
Perhaps this signals a new era of positioning Rowan as friendly to business. Voters, however, should not forget the former and current county commissioners who were at one time vehemently opposed to corporate incentives.
Incentives level the playing field for economic development and enable Mr. Van Geons to do his job more effectively. There is a ripple effect from incentives that goes far beyond expansion of the tax base. More people employed means more are eating out and shopping with our merchants. From this, we all benefit.
I’d like to encourage Mr. Van Geons and the county commissioners to not get complacent now. There will be more opportunities on the horizon, and Rowan County needs to be top-of-mind among decision makers.
ó Patrick Pearson
China Grove
An honest person
I recently shopped at K-mart in Salisbury. I had put my purse in the cart (the bottom part, under the little seat). When my husband unloaded the items, he didn’t see my purse. Then, when we got home and were getting our things out of the car, I asked if he had my purse.
We rushed back to Kmart, and this special lady (Gale Morgan) had turned it in. Later, she called to see if I had gotten my purse. She and the security guard had gotten my name from my check book.
I thanked her, but there’s more I want to say and do for her. So if you see this, Gale, please call again.
There are still honest people around. God bless her!
ó Frankie Cromwell
Salisbury

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