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Letters: Tall tower issue looms again

It’s back: Tall tower issue looms again
Last week, I placed a “No tall tower” sign in my front yard in Mount Ulla. Within five days, someone came onto my property and took the sign. Signs were also taken from a dozen other Mount Ulla yards.
Apparently, someone wants to keep our community from knowing that a 1,200-foot broadcast tower is back on the agenda. This is the same tower and same location that was denied at every level up to the N.C. Supreme Court.
At 7 p.m. on May 19 in the commissioners’ meeting room, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear the next appeal in this tower application. I hope to see a lot of my neighbors there.
ó Nancy M. Womble
Mount Ulla
Where’s lottery $$?
North Carolina voted to have an education lottery, and I’m sure there are people still buying lottery tickets. We were told the revenue was for our schools.
In Charlotte alone, there have been many teachers losing their jobs, and the school system there is having to cut back a tremendous amount of money trying to meet a budget. Why?
And on Channel 9 News, just about every week there’s a school bus involved in a wreck. Last week a bus wreck sent about 30 students to the hospital. Someone stated buses need seat belts. I’ve heard that for five or six years, but they say it costs too much ó about $200 per bus. How many students are usually on a bus ó 25 or 30? If seat belts could save 25 lives, it’s a lot cheaper than a child’s funeral.
I heard on the news that in the past there years, the lottery has raised $1 billion. Where is the money? It’s going to other projects while teachers are losing their jobs or it’s padding somebody’s pockets. Children’s education should come first before roads, parks or whatever else lawmakers are wasting it on.
So think about our children and leave the lottery money for our schools; it’s theirs anyway.
ó Dot Trexler
Salisbury
Messy medians
Kay Flynn (May 12 letter) was so right about mowing the grass in the U.S. 70 median.
They wanted the median to look good. Well, it doesn’t with the tall grass.
I travel U.S. 70 into Salisbury, and then have to make a U-turn in order to get home. It sure isn’t beautiful at all.
It must have been a rocket scientist who dreamed this up.
About the sidewalk: It’s ugly. Salisbury needs other things.
ó Carolyn Moser
Salisbury

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