Editorial: Protest covered city and county taxes

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2011

Check, please
Letís be clear. When Charles Black paid his property tax bill Wednesday with 921 one-dollar bills and 83 pennies, he was paying city and county taxes. Black chose to pay this way as an act of defiance against Salisburyís annexation of his property three years ago. But with or without annexation, Black would have been making a trip to the Rowan County Tax Collectorís Office. To really make a statement, he should have paid the countyís share with a check.