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Letters — Saturday (5-17-14)

A majority of Rowan County Commissioners decided to purchase a 1970s, old, dilapidated mall. Citizens’ apparent problems with that notion were numerous: (1) they paid too much for it (more than the asking price), (2) didn’t have the money to pay for it, and (3) no plans for its use. In addition, (4) the upkeep on the structure itself will be an ongoing, staggering cost to taxpayers (architect fees already begun), while at the same time (5) Rowan County owns several vacant buildings and numerous plots of land they are holding and maintaining.
As a vote of confidence for this folly, voters threw out the current chair of the county commissioners recently. So now there will be three vacant seats on the board (a majority) with seven people vying for those spots in November.
Well, guess what happened? A local group talked with all seven of the people seeking to fill those three vacancies — and as you’ve seen in the Post, six of the seven signed a letter requesting that the current county commissioners delay approving this idea so it could be deliberated by the people who are actually going to have to foot those bills. That would be a prudent thing to do?
Six of seven would seem to be quite a message to the “lame duck” commissioners. Well, it appears not! On May 19, they plan on holding a public hearing asking the Local Government Commission to increase Rowan County’s debt, i.e., YOUR taxes.
Look back, reflect, and remember the ONLY one failing to sign the letter to delay? That would be Greg Edds. He is a “card carrying” “Fish House” member, already hauling the water for the outgoing chair of the county commissioners.
Edds, Sides, Pierce — all of the same ilk. Oremus.
— John T. Blair
Salisbury
Food Lion is constantly trying to improve sales and customer relations but they continue to forget that the customers are being forced to buy certain products or go to a competing grocery store just to get certain products that Food Lion has discontinued.
Food Lion sells entirely too much space to products that can’t possibly use the huge amount of space they have while excellent products that don’t have millions of dollars to spend on space are given tiny amounts of space or worse yet, discontinued altogether. Walk into any Food Lion and I guarantee you can spot these companies with far too much space.
Just last week, Food Lion discontinued a favorite product of ours that could not compete with this space buying mess. Just a week before, we were told by a Food Lion manager that this product was one of his best sellers. Now we are forced to go to Harris Teeter to get this product and we might just continue to shop there.
Instead of changing management and slogans, I suggest that you give the customers what they want and not what you want them to have.
— Wayne Fowler
Landis

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