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Letters to the editor — Saturday (8-2-14)

What started on June 16 as a $1 campaign from a special young man, Ian Lance, became a donation of over $650 dollars to the Family Crisis Council — Battered Women’s Shelter, a United Way Agency.
Ian has been in the Salisbury Post quite a few times in his short life of 10 years. Born with congenital scoliosis and a tethered spine, he has gained two great passions — becoming a police officer and helping others. After Ian’s fourth surgery in February of this year, Ian came through the surgery with an urgent mission from Jesus to help children who were going through hard times. He wanted them to know that his mission on Earth was to tell other children about God.
He had heard that the Family Crisis Council’s Battered Women’s Shelter had a new playroom that needed toys. So, instead of a toy drive, he asked the children of Rowan County, through a feature article in the Salisbury Post, to send $1 to the Family Crisis Council. Ian wanted to included his brothers, Noah and Luke, in the effort, so they used all three brothers’ initials — I, N and L — to come up with “I Need Love.”
Family Crisis Council would like to thank Ian, his brothers, and the children and adults that contributed to the “I Need Love” campaign. It was amazing the numbers of individuals that assisted Ian in his mission.
There is indeed an angel among us, and his name is Ian Lance.
God bless you Ian.
Renee Bradshaw
— Salisbury

Bradshaw is the executive director of the Family Crisis Council.

I would like to suggest that you give children the opportunity to become honorary reporters. I think that will increase the popularity of the Salisbury Post because it will create something new and different that has not been explored yet.
Initially, family and friends of the honorary reporters would exert a special effort to read the articles. However, in our small community the interest would spread by word of mouth quite quickly. I envision it to be something that will give kids the reason to be interested in the Salisbury Post and would encourage kids to read and write.
Alex Blumenthal
— Salisbury

On July 30, 2014, I and a friend were in Kmart in Salisbury. What we thought would be a wonderful shopping experience turned out to be a holy terror. In the store, I was robbed of my purse. To the person who took this, I want you to know you were caught on surveillance cameras, security saw you, and police were called. Surveillance cameras provided a description of you. You are a white woman with a mixed or bi-racial child.
I truly miss my pictures, which I will never see again, so please step forward for you and your child’s sake. Do the right thing. Just remember, you are setting a poor example for this child, and what goes around comes around. I wish no harm to you or your child, but you have really put me in a bind, replacing what was in my purse.
Shirley Herion
— Salisbury

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