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Letters to the editor – Sunday (1-16-11)

Mo-ped riders should be licensed
Having a license to operate a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right! If a personís privileges have been revoked by the state for whatever reason, that person should not be driving any type of motor vehicle! Mo-peds are motor vehicles regardless of how fast they are allowed to run.
Only in this great land of ours can a person be convicted of habitual DWI and be back on the road with no license, state inspection, tags or liability insurance. They are just motoring along, this time on two wheels.
When you are involved in an accident with a mo-ped, guess who pays for the repair of your vehicle?
If mo-peds or scooters are going to share the road, it is time for our lawmakers to step up and require these drivers to be licensed and insured.
ó Ray Kepley
Salisbury
A good sign for new business
The Salisbury Post reported that Sheetz was planning to locate in Salisbury. According to the report, it will employ up to 40-plus employees, part and full time.
Thatís a good thing. But what was even better is the word ěincentivesî was never mentioned in the report. Did Sheetz even ask for incentives? If not, it seems that they are more concerned about holding the line on taxes in the county for all their employees and other citizens so they will have more money to buy their products.
ó Ron Sweet
Faith
Worthy cause for animal lovers
As we begin this new year, I know we all have our own challenges to deal with. I would like to remind the fine folks of Rowan County that our first no-kill animal sanctuary is nearing its completion date of March 2011.
This organization is made up of the most wonderful volunteers I have ever met all working for the common goal of saving animalsí lives.
If you are looking for a wonderful cause to get involved with, I urge you to please consider volunteering some of your time working at the sanctuary, or at the many events held throughout the year to help raise funds. Or you can donate items or funds for one of the many naming opportunities at the new sanctuary, or help by adopting a pet and providing a loving home for their unconditional love in return.
This sanctuary is something for the citizens of our county to be proud of and such a worthy cause to support! Please consider helping in any way you can because any help is greatly appreciated!
Their website is www.faithfulfriendsnc.org.
ó Sharon Spry
Rockwell

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