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Letters to the editor — Saturday (3-1-2015)

In 1999, my wife and I, and our first of three children, moved to Salisbury. Our second and third children were born here and we consider Salisbury home. This is a nice community for raising a family, with many wonderful amenities for a town this size.
As we’ve traveled, one thing we’ve noticed Salisbury is missing compared with other communities we admire is bicycle lanes. The best laid-out, family-friendly towns have created bike lanes. Why?
1. They’re safe.
2. They encourage fun, healthy, sustainable transportation and recreation.
3. They send a message about what a community values: Families are welcome. Students are welcome. Green commuters (like me) are welcome. Citizens’ and visitors’ lives are valuable.
I attended the first Complete Streets public session and read what the Post printed about it. I understand some residents, business owners and even church members have concerns about how pedestrian/bike lanes and medians might impact automobile traffic.
Those concerns are valid and folks have a right to protect their interests. All I ask is that those interests be weighed alongside this question:
Would the inconvenience caused by pedestrian/bike lanes and medians be worth a life?
— Michael Hollingsworth
Salisbury
The Humane Society of Davie County is happy to announce that our 18th annual Cause for Paws fundraiser was a success thanks to all of our dedicated participants! After months of planning, we were able to enjoy a fantastic party with our wonderful supporters. We are truly grateful for all of the help we had along the way.
First, we could not have done it without our many sponsors, who made Cause for Paws possible. We want to encourage everyone to do business with our many sponsors, all of whom are listed on our website at www.davienchumane.org.
Another critical resource to Cause for Paws is our donors. We were lucky enough to have over 100 auction item donors this year, and we had some really fabulous items! Thank you to all donors!
Radio personalities Danny Hall and Lora Songster also donated their time to emcee Cause for Paws; they did a great job. Thank you, Danny and Lora! We also appreciate the caterer, musicians and gift bag donors for their part in making the evening a success. And of course, we had a fantastic HSDC Cause for Paws planning committee who set up the entire party. We are so thankful to everyone who offered their support at Cause for Paws!
To all who attended Cause for Paws, we cannot thank you enough for supporting us. We hope to see you again in 2015, with all of your friends and family in tow! If you did not join us at Cause for Paws, please consider attending next year! Your presence and participation contribute directly to our ability to rescue and find loving homes for more abandoned dogs and cats in Davie County. Thank you. We could not do it without you.
— Bayley Brummett

Brummett is marketing and communications manager for the Humane Society of Davie County.

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