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

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




$1 trillion infrastructure plan clears Senate hurdle


College-bound North Carolina football player shot to death

Legion baseball

American Legion baseball: Rowan bounces back behind Schenck, reaches semifinals today


Johnson C. Smith, Pfeiffer universities among latest to pay off student debts


American Legion baseball: Kannapolis ends season


Evictions looming as Congress refuses to extend ban that expires today


Panthers linebacker Perryman will wear mask, won’t get vaccinated


Kannapolis man gets 180 months in prison after $100,000 worth of narcotics found in his apartment


New court date set for county commissioner’s driving while impaired case


Man arrested for pair of Salisbury convenience store robberies


Governor changes course on masks amid worsening trends from delta variant


Vaccination rules for federal workers toughened


Mayor Alexander joins coalition of NC mayors urging passage of bipartisan infrastructure package


New forklift’s arrival ‘a joyous moment’ for Rowan Helping Ministries


Quotes of the week

East Spencer

Spencer, East Spencer hosting joint National Night Out


Backcountry and Beyond prepares for move to downtown Salisbury


Kannapolis City Schools will ‘strongly recommend,’ not require masks


Ahold Delhaize hopes to add 100 new employees at Salisbury distribution center


Cooler weather on the horizon for Rowan after heat wave


Blotter: July 29


Downtown residents, business owners say noisy construction is A-OK, sign of progress to come


County unemployment rises in June, positive job growth seen in leisure and hospitality sector


NC poet laureate will speak during historical marker celebration, talks about life, race