Letters to the editor — Sunday (3-29-15)
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.
Women have more options and goals
Re: “Minister offers advice for young women” (March 22 Salisbury Post):
What a sad generalization you make about “every young lady.” Since when is a girl’s or woman’s only or most important goal to meet a man and get married? How simplistic and demeaning to your female readers.
Our dreams include higher education, entrepreneurship, political leadership, military service, home ownership and activism, not just marriage.
Perhaps the pitfalls that are prevalent in the deceitful and manipulative relationships you describe occur because of assumptions like this that women are walking “in desperation” for a man instead of in confidence for themselves.
— Amanda Josiah
UW funds at work
I am the executive director of The Arc of Rowan, one of the Rowan County United Way Member agencies that serves individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
After attending the Rowan County United Way Annual Meeting, I want our community to realize all the hard work and dedication that volunteers in our great community devote to raise the funds to support all the Rowan County United Way agencies.
I would also like to expand on the letter that Jay Taylor sent in (“Arc of Rowan is a true blessing to the community,” March 21). Mr. Taylor shared some of the programs that The Arc of Rowan has, and I wanted to point out the programs mentioned in his letter that benefit from United Way dollars: The Arc of Rowan Summer Day Program, The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Program and the van expense to transport those individuals involved in the SOAR program at Rowan Cabarrus Community College to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary.
The Arc of Rowan also utilizes United Way dollars for our Respite Program, Surrogate Parent Program and advocacy that assists families with school issues, connecting to medical resources and any other resources that families may need to assist their family member.
These are just a few of the services that your United Way contributions assist in the community. In 2014 The Arc of Rowan served 1,935 people in our community. This could not have happened without the support from United Way.
— Shela Sapp
The writer is executive director of The Arc of Rowan.
$200 per vehicle?
To all the good people of North Carolina, I just wanted to let you know you might like to take a look at House Bill 203. The state wants you to pay $200 a year for each car and truck you own each year to the Division of Motor Vehicles.
So just say you own a car and a truck and your wife owns a car. You would pay the state $600 more a year when you get your tag. Now, let’s look at the people who use the roads that go through our state. They fill up in South Carolina and Virginia and go through North Carolina and never stop. Now they want us to pay for them?
People, I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to give the N.C. government more money when our land taxes went up and everything else has too.
What are the people that live on a fixed income going to do? Disabled people use their cars to go to the doctors and not much more. What is North Carolina doing with all the money that they’re going to get from the moped law that’s coming out? Here are the state representatives who are trying to do this to us: Charles Jeter, Josh Dobson, Brian Brown, John Szoka, (primary); and Nathan Baskerville, Rayne Brown, Rob Bryan, Chris Malone and Larry Pittman. If these are your representatives, you need to give them a call.
—Donald W. Felker
Spencer just fine
The writer is responding to a letter published Thursday, “Porky’s Spencer project is taking a familiar path,” from Sylvia Chillcott.
Fear not, Ms. Chillcott. When BeBop’s opens, you will have something unique as well as proven. And if the town of Spencer will get involved and coordinate another classic car cruise-in, there might be some activity for the existing businesses and residents.
But it will take a joint effort involving the Spencer Station owners, the restaurant owners and local car enthusiasts but mainly the town officials. It will be smaller, but look at what Kannapolis has achieved once a month; people come from all over to show and view the cars.
Salisbury missed the boat by relegating the cars to the now-displaced Farmers Market site for Friday Night Out. Let Spencer show the way now that Wayne is bringing his proven menu and interest in classic cars to town!
Personally, I will be a customer (as at the old location), and hopefully there will be some cool cars rolling in to increase interest for everyone around the county.
— Rick Leonard