Letters – Wednesday – 5-18-16

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Downtown Salisbury very welcoming to business

I just want to give a huge shout out to Downtown Salisbury. I moved my business here three years ago this August. As a business owner coming in from the outside, I never imagined I would be made to feel so welcomed and supported by the local community.

While I’m not currently a resident of Salisbury, I have been made to feel like one. The people here are so nice and supportive of small, local businesses. At the end of my day, I love going to one of the local eateries or pubs to hang out and socialize. Everybody knows everybody by name and they are genuinely interested in what you do.

The local government seems to be working very hard to create a nice town with a sense of community. I’m really glad I chose to move my business to Salisbury. When someone asks me where I’m from, I tell them my house is in Davie County but since home is where the heart is, home is Salisbury, N.C.

— Eric Phillips

Davie County

Some trials not so speedy

The writer is responding to a story in the May 8 paper about people awaiting trial, “On hold: Why are some inmates in jail for years?”

I read about the Rowan County jail. There’s an amendment to the Constitution that talks about a speedy and fair trial. A person waiting in jail over a year or better, that isn’t too speedy. I think they should find a way to do it quicker, or let them out. A person wouldn’t appreciate, knowing he hadn’t done anything, but being held because some cop said something. When charges are wrong, there ought to be some restitution for people proven innocent. I think the legal system needs to be held responsible. If we’re found to be lying, we’re in trouble.

There are people in jail that don’t need to be there. I think DAs sometimes try to save their jobs by seeing how many people they can put in jail.

— Leroy Earnhardt


Thanks for Bibles

I want to thank the people and churches for giving Bibles. This is “Begging for Bibles,” and a total of 887 Bibles were sent to me.

And I think like most people — maybe 99 percent or more — that men should not go into ladies’ bathrooms.

— Sterling Weaver


Editor’s note: Weaver sends donated King James Version Bibles to the Pilgrim Tract Society in Randleman, which ships containers of Bibles and tracts to missionaries and churches all over the world.