To the person who found a debit card:
A young man I know who lives near me in Rockwell recently lost his debit card. Before he even knew it had been left behind, he got a call from a local store telling him they had it.
Sadly, in this season of good cheer, whoever had found it had spent all the money before disposing of the card. It wasn’t an awful lot to some, but for a young family with a 2-year-old, living paycheck to paycheck, it was food for the week, gas money to get to work, maybe a little left over to buy a Christmas present or two for the little one, and they had planned to buy a live tree over the weekend.
To the person who fraudulently spent that money, I hope you are reading this, and I hope you did it because you were in dire need of that money. I hope it has bought Christmas for your child or children that would otherwise have nothing.
May you live with yourself knowing that you have taken away from a young family struggling to make ends meet. Young parents who have had to now borrow money to be able to get to work. A family whose members are still suffering from a recent terrible tragedy.
You have stolen from a daddy who has only recently gotten a career on track after being laid off a couple of years ago. There are many, many things that they cannot themselves afford right now, so I hope you enjoyed your spending spree, and may God forgive you.
— L.K. Alden
Rowan County is a very special place to live, with our own symphony and choral groups making a joyful noise. Would you have thought the Farmers Market would bring joy to our lives as well? Saturday, I went to the Farmers Market to pick up a few things. To my surprise, I was able to do holiday shopping as well. On this cold damp, windy morning Mr. and Mrs Claus, complete with sleigh, were there. Chase and Yorke Reynolds had alpacas to pet and feed. Yorke will have them with her Dec. 21, and the Claus couple will be there as well.
In addition to locally produced food and baked goods, several artisans were on hand with gifts for the people who have everything. Besides the goodies, the people browsing were friendly and happy. Buying local is important and going out to the Farmers Market or downtown Salisbury is a fun way to spend early Saturday morning during this holiday season. Take time to be happy with where we live and the people who make it special.
— Sue Davis
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