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Letters to the editor – Wednesday (12-7-11)

Landis appointment
doesn’t seem fair
The Board of Aldermen in Landis made a mistake in their decision to appoint Dennis Brown as alderman.
Let me say that I am a friend of Dennis and respect the years of work and service he has given the town of Landis. However, I believe the appointment should have gone to the next highest vote-getter in the election for alderman,Tony Corriher. Dennis was not a candidate for alderman but for mayor! Two elections previous, Dean Beck was elected as an alderman and could not serve his term. The board then did the proper thing and named the next highest vote getter, Roger Safrit, as his replacement. If this hadn’t been done, Roger would not be on the board today.
Tony Corriher was the next highest vote-getter and should have gotten the appointment. By giving it to Dennis they have discounted the votes of all those that voted for Tony. How is this fair?
— Wayne Fowler
Landis
Badin Lake PCBs
Since I’m tired of repeating myself, I’ll just say there are links to three reports on Badin Lake PCBs here: http://www.trading-ford.org/ YRAnotsaying.html. One is from the state’s Division of Water Quality, one from the state’s Division of Public Health and one from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Please note that the northwest arm of Badin Lake is upriver from the Alcoa plant, and that John Rodgers is the consultant hired by Stanly County and relied upon by the Yadkin Riverkeeper.
— Ann Brownlee
Salisbury
No to voter ID
Regarding proposals for a voter ID law:
I see our county commissioners are supporting this idea. But when voter turnout is so low and we as taxpayers have to keep polls open for one or 1,000 voters, I think we should be trying to encourage more people to come out and vote. Let’s make it easier to vote and not more difficult.
— Leonard Hall
Cleveland
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