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I am not an official spokesperson for the foundation. However, it should be known that the Rowan County commissioners approached the foundation and offered the house for the specific purpose of a veterans group home. Why would they do that if the house was not properly zoned for this purpose? At the “house dedication,” a county commissioner in attendance spoke and stated that the home would house up to 28 homeless veterans. This was an error. The house was never intended to hold this many people. Apparently, this is what sparked the neighbors protest against the home. It was then, after much of the money and time was invested, that the zoning was revoked. And yes, all of the i’s were dotted, and the t’s were crossed. The i’s and t’s were just erased and rewritten!
— Susan Crowell Adams

The elected people of this town should be held responsible for their actions and violations just as everyone else. They make the rules so why shouldn’t their name be on the public log? If our town manager swept this under the rug then what else is swept under there?
— Janice Sells

It would appear that the Spencer town board is practicing to mirror other town boards that fuss and fight amongst themselves on issues that should be non-issues. There are “courtesies” that are issued to both elected officials and the populace alike on a daily basis and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.
— Katy Veal

Note to self: Keep garage door closed.
— Ronda DeHart

Please stop referring to the Gay-Straight Alliance as a “sex-based” club. This kind of misnomer is a large factor in causing the public’s misunderstanding and outrage. This is a support organization for students who live under constant oppression in a misinformed society. A place where they can meet other students, gay and straight, who will befriend and support them as the human beings they are. In a very real sense, the GSA is a depression and suicide prevention organization. It has nothing to do with sex.
— Kathy Vestal

Are you kidding me with this? As a Christian, I would support banning ALL clubs that have nothing to do with curriculum, including FCA. I am so sick of defending morality and being forced to accept immorality.
— David Michael Chavis
As sand goes through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives.This is an epidemic that is ruining families, lives… Where does it end? It ends like this story or worse. All parties should be held accountable for their “bad choices.” One never knows what a addicted person looks like, where they work or the lengths they go to feed this addiction.
— Terry Burleyson

Dr. Walker was my favorite doctor. I know he suffered from back pain and a lot of stress. He always had time to talk and had an interest in your personal problems. Going to miss him as my personal GP.
— Rick Foster

These people involved will be held accountable for their wrong doings when they are judged by twelve, but for now, we need to be praying for all of them and for the wonderful staff that remains employed at Bostian Elementary.
— Cynthia Withers
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So sad…I really feel for his mother. I could never imagine the pain she’s feeling losing two children due to other people having a quick trigger finger. Miss Feamster, sorry for your loss.
— Ashley Wilhelm Parker
Marquis was a good kid and I know how much he loved his little girl. My heart is so messed up hearing this about a good kid.,
— David Dubose

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