Letters to the editor – Monday (12-26-11)
Sides, Ford trying to sway office site
Regarding the Dec. 24 article “A new offer for school central office from Cornerstone”:
The minute I read the headline and first paragraph concerning the new offer from Cornerstone, I just knew that Commissioners Jim Sides and Carl Ford were up to it again! Several paragraphs later, any doubts were erased.
Look, fellows, stop trying to help Bill Godair unload his white elephant and put the school central office in Salisbury where it belongs. Some of us are really, really tired of the School Board and the school system being the whipping boy for certain county commissioners. Your County Manager Gary Page is perfectly willing to tax the county residents for favorite projects (while sitting on the county’s $31 million reserves!), yet you make the schools beg and scrape for every dime.
County commissioners, stop mixing your politics and religion — put the central office is Salisbury where it belongs!
— D.C. Sink
Lead by example
After sitting in the Food Lion parking lot (and Walmart, but I’m not even going there) I realized a lot about people … which leads to realizing a lot about the children in today’s society. How is it possible that people are so lazy that they literally can’t walk 15 feet (sometimes less) to put up their shopping carts in the correct place? Not to mention that you would choose to prop your cart right in front of my car when you clearly see me sitting in it. (Why is this OK?) How should we expect children to put forth any effort when parents/adults don’t make an effort on a daily basis for something as simple as this?
Come on people… your children are watching! You are teaching them it is OK to do things halfway … never going the extra step to get it right. Be a good example! Go the extra step (and do the right thing).
— Danielle Webb
After 20 years and many police chiefs, I have concluded that for all Salisbury police officers, an elected chief would somewhat set apart the influence that is so apparent from city staff, City Council and their influential friends.
— Robert Boone