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Letters to the editor — Thursday (11-06-14)

BlockWork’s success shows how we can come together

It is so rewarding when people from all walks of life can come together for the betterment of a community, and the many citizens of Salisbury did just that as a result of an application to the Community Appearance Commission requesting that my block be considered for the annual BlockWork Project.

My neighbors and I are so grateful, but I can’t say thank you enough to express my personal appreciation to every individual and supporting group that participated. I want to especially thank Lynn Raker for working so closely with me and my neighbors to ensure that many of the things we requested for our block were done; and both Dr. Jimmy Jenkins, president of Livingstone College, and Dr. Herman Felton for escorting and working alongside a group of their students who very well could have spent their time at their football game instead.

I am looking forward to next year’s project where citizens of Salisbury from all walks of life can once again come together to beautify another block in a community in our beautiful city.

— Joyce Smyre

West Horah Street

Where is our River Keeper?

Where is the Yadkin River Keeper when you need him? He’s off playing politics with local county officials.

Has he noticed that High Rock Lake yet again is being drained? We are 15-plus feet down and the water continues to go down with each passing hour.

Please help us preserve our river while we have some river left.

— Pennie Martin


Get a life

La Resistance I.E. Inc. is a gang of rude people. The way they’ve ridiculed and insulted Jim Sides and Greg Edds is dirt low. I’ve never spoken with Mr. Sides and I may not agree with all he says, but La Resistance has shown that they don’t deserve to live around civilized people. Those little beanies cover their empty, liberal heads. Grow up and get a life, kiddies. And thanks for reinforcing my voting decisions. USA, USA, USA!

— Mike Wilson


It works

There is an old saying in the Army — If it works, don’t fix it. Congratulations, Sheriff Auten.

— John Troutman

China Grove.



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