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Letters to the editor – Saturday (9-5-15)

Taxpayers deserve chief who focuses on his job

I just want to say thanks to Mr. Paris on his questions to Mr. Rory Collins. The chief of police is a full time job. It is not a part time job. The chief is subject to be called any time of day or night. The taxpayers of Rowan County and city of Salisbury pay taxes to have a full time chief and staff. The taxpayers of Salisbury need to see we have a full time chief.

I live in Westwood off Harrison Road. I don’t see much police patrols out here. We get very little for our tax money we pay. But we do get our trash picked up on Mondays. I myself pay over $1,100 in taxes. I pay city and county taxes on everything. But we get nothing. The City Council raised the storm water fees. We don’t even have sidewalks or storm drains. We were forced into annexation in 2007. The city needed the tax money to waste?

Voters of Salisbury, please remember the election in November. Let’s get a new City Council. Vote.

— Charles Black

Salisbury

Editor’s note: Only city taxes pay city employees like the police chief, not county taxes.

Thanks, good Samaritans

My husband and I had dinner at O’Charley’s on Saturday, Aug. 22. We really felt blessed when our waitress informed us that our meal had been paid for. We asked by whom so that we could thank them. She said that it was done anonymously.

We just want to say thank you and God bless you. You really made our day.

— Nesbit and Lelia Rudisell

Salisbury

Where will it stop?

I read about the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple. I am proud of her. She is standing up for what she believes.

I am wondering when the Supreme Court and our government officials and all those other people who are trying to tell us how to live — when they don’t know what they’re doing themselves —  are going to get into our churches and tell our preachers what they can preach and do.

It’s about time our government quit interfering with people’s right to religion and right to speech and everything else they are trying to take away.

— Leroy Earnhardt

Kannapolis

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