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Letters to the editor – Sunday (10-18-15)

If you don’t like Salisbury,  why are you even a candidate?

This election coming up for the Salisbury City Council has a lot of candidates. I don’t understand that some of them who are in this race don’t even like Salisbury. Isn’t that odd? Why would you want to be on the council of a city that you don’t even like? Why would you even live here? It is real easy to sit back and complain; it’s not easy to walk in their shoes. I will vote for the candidates who put back into my city more than they take away. I will vote for the candidates who understand that living in Salisbury is a privilege, not a right. I am an eighth-generation Rowan countian, and my ancestors fought and died for this county and city and its economy. We the people are Rowan County and Salisbury; the two are not separable and citizens should be asking what they can do for their city and county, not what the city and county can do for you.

— Steve Arey

Salisbury

Gun control doesn’t work

I am sitting here watching the news reports of the latest school shooting in Oregon. I certainly feel for the victims and they’re families and friends. I am also frustrated that this stuff keeps happening across our country. I am equally frustrated that the liberals in the media and politics seek to cast the blame on the evil gun. We need more gun control is the call. I just googled gun violence in New York City, Where the most restrictive gun control in the US has been in place for decades. 2015 stats are as follows: Gun murders= 135, shooting victims=510, shooting incidents= 439. This info is taken from the NYPD Crime Data report. Gun control doesn’t work in NYC, why do you think it will work any where else? The problem is not the gun, but the self-absorbed person holding the gun. We have raised several generations of people who have been taught that you don’t need God and you have the right to do whatever feels good without regard to anyone else. Anything goes wrong and its first find somebody else to blame, or lets make a law to fix it. I recall some antiquated saying “ Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. I wouldn’t want to say where that came from because it could be inflammatory or offensive and cause this not to be printed. I’m probably being very optimistic to think it would be printed anyways.

— Steve Stroud

China Grove

 

Your investment can help

I am an eighth-grade student at North Rowan Middle School. Our school is beginning our “Invest in a Child” campaign once again. The “Invest in a Child” campaign is a fundraiser that relies on donations to benefit our school. We are not only relying on our family and friends, but also our neighbors, community members, and local businesses. This is a great way to raise money to help meet our school’s needs and improve our school activities. Our goal for this year’s campaign is $3,000. Last year, our school raised $2,200, but we did not reach out to our community. I hope we can increase that amount this year by relying on support from the community. The money raised will be used to remodel our front office and improve security to help keep our students safe. I feel that the “Invest in a Child” campaign is a wonderful way to help support our school.

The “Invest in a Child” fundraiser runs now through Oct. 30. We are asking for donations of any amount. All donations are greatly appreciated, and no amount is too small. One-hundred percent of your donation will go directly to our school, and all donations are tax deductible. Please send your donation to NRMS PTA, 512 Charles St. Spencer, NC 28159.

I want to personally thank you for your donation and support of my school.

— Sydney Sims

Salisbury

 

Hear another perspective

For a different perspective on the recently completed legislative session than reported by our local legislators in Wednesday’s Post you are all invited to hear Chris Fitzsimon, executive director of North Carolina Policy Watch, speak on “The 2015 Legislative Session: More Misplaced Priorities and Missed Opportunities” at the County Building, 130 W. Innes, next Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Rowan County Democratic Party.

— Geoffrey Hoy

Salisbury

Hoy is the chairman of the Rowan County Democratic Party.

 

I’ll take lower prices at pump

I see there will be no Social Security increase next year because of low gas prices. Well, I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ll get more benefit from the cheper gas prices then I would from that piddly raise we get.

— Dot Trexler

Salisbury

 

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