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Friday morning I was awakened by the snap of falling trees and ice pellets falling and both local TV stations broadcasting warnings for hazardous driving conditions for the Salisbury-Rowan area and of multiple school closings and delays surrounding us. My scanner blared with reports of power outages, downed trees and power lines, and of all things, a school bus wreck on Majolica Road. All this was around 5:30 a.m. However, the Salisbury-Rowan school site stated regular schedule … drive safely!
It really angered me to think that a system that has often called off school or scheduled a delay just due to the “threat” of frozen precipitation would apparently be more concerned about preserving another “make-up day” than preserving the lives of its children and staff.
I have a vested interest since my wife is an employee whom I deeply love and care about. But I also care for all those children standing at bus stops in icy conditions waiting for school buses that should not be on the road! I hope those who made this decision will rethink their priorities.
— Jim Vickrey
Salisbury

I wanted to say thank you 5,000 times to Commissioner Craig Pierce for what you have done and are doing on behalf of the respect and dignity that should be shown to people and animals.
There have been despicable acts that have occurred over the years in Rowan County regarding animal abuse, and I, as an animal lover, want to say thank you on behalf of all those who have undergone sadness or anger at the injustice shown to our four-legged friends at the hands of owners or the “kill shelter.” We are expected to be humane not only to each other but to those lesser than ourselves. We are all God’s creations.
Thank you, Craig, for taking a stand for what is right, something that should have been done by previous commissioners years ago!
Proverbs 12:10.
— Rev. J.W. Loy Jr.
Salisbury

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