Letters to the editor – Thursday – 3-17-16

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016

Even with valid ID, other problems arise at polls

I was denied my right to vote. I went to Barnhardt Mills voting poll at West Park Baptist Church this morning.

I was No. 3 in line. After showing my ID twice, once at the door and once at the table, the lady took an excessive amount of time typing my information in. Then finally, she handed a ticket to the next person, but he did not know exactly what to do with it. When he scanned it, he said it was invalid because I was registered one way and voting another.

Even though the computer had it correct, I was told I had to go to the County Board of Elections to straighten this out. After 20 minutes at the polling place, I had to leave without voting.

If they are going to get new people in, they should at least make sure they are trained. I hope I was the only person to be denied the right to vote.

— Alvin Poole


Happy St. Pat’s

It’s that time of year and no St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Salisbury. At least we could all share a toast of Irish coffee (the correct way) with our friends in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick.

1. Use a thin glass about 8 to 10 inches tall — that’s if you don’t have an Irish coffee glass.

2. Pour hot water over glass just to warm it.

3. Pour in 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of Irish whiskey (Jameson).

4. Add about a teaspoon of sugar and very small amount of coffee. Stir. That’s it; don’t stir again!

5. After you stir the above, add the rest of the coffee up to about half to three-quarters of an inch from the top of the glass.

6. Add heavy cream. Pour cream over the back of a spoon and cream will float on top.

7. Do not add spoon or straw!

8. Drink through the heavy cream.

Erin go braugh! Enjoy! Cead mile failte (a thousand welcomes)!

— Joan A. (O’)Batson


Strength is not partisan

Each and every day in this country we should pray for the safety of our citizens and for the prosperity of this great nation. Also pray for the safety of our leaders and for them to make great decisions for the United States. Having a strong nation doesn’t have to be a partisan issue!!

Phillip Pless