Letters to the editor — Thursday (1-15-15)
There are better things
to write about than KKK
I am very concerned why the Salisbury Post decided to run an article about the Ku Klux Klan on the front page of the Sunday edition of the paper.
I know that the paper prints what it wants, but it is sad commentary, given all that is going on in Salisbury, that we all need to see the Klan on the front page.
I know that there is a documentary on PBS, but really? What is redemptive about hanging people and burning homes?
When Elizabeth Cook stated that the Post decided to stop covering the Klan activities and then you turn around and put their story on the front page on Sunday, I did not get the point. Was it to get people to watch the documentary or to scare us to death once again? If the mission was the latter then mission not accomplished!
— DeeDee Wright
Editor’s note: It was not our intention to scare anyone. We wanted to let area residents know what a national TV audience was about to learn about a part of local history.
As partners, YMCA and United Way help many
The YMCA is a leading nonprofit organization founded on Christian principles that promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The YMCA of Rowan County relies on public support to provide exceptional programs, services and outreach to our local community. We work to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being and give back and support our neighbors.
Because the YMCA is a Rowan County United Way member agency, Rowan County children can afford youth memberships, youth sports, before and after school care and swimming lessons. Rowan County United Way support goes directly towards our financial assistance program, which assures that no child is ever turned away from a YMCA program due to their family’s inability to pay.
In partnering with United Way and our Y, you can feel confident that your contribution is making a meaningful and lasting impact right here in Rowan County. Thank you for helping us make 2014 a great year. We look forward to serving you in 2015.
— Jamie Morgan
The Salisbury Post welcomes letters to the editor. Each letter should be limited to 300 words and include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. Limit one letter each 14 days.
Write: Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639.