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… How about a closer look at Hillary’s record?

Hillary Clinton’s record has been under scrutiny by the news media for at least 24 years now. There is a major news network, as well as a large number of websites, who owe their existence to the endless scrutinization of Ms. Clinton. Most of the issues raised in the letter are no longer “news.” But if there were some “news” that comes out on her, then I, too, would hope it gets published in our hometown newspaper.

— Jeff Morris

Ms. Heitman, I’m sorry someone has made you so afraid of Hillary. Here’s why I’m not afraid of her (and maybe why you are): http://kathyon.blogspot.com/…/b126-why-im-not-afraid-of…

— Kathy Vestal

… Fear for future and questions about past

Note to Bill Lentz: If they ever remake Dr. Strangelove, you are a shoo-in for Gen. Jack D. Ripper. You champion the virtues of our four precious metals; he thought that peace and truth came from the purity and essence of our natural fluids. Your Gabriel horn reference is right up there with General Ripper’s point of view. Congrats!

— Pete Prunkl

You agree that Trump is a dangerously uncontrollable person (the idiomatic definition of a “loose cannon”), and yet it sounds like you will be voting for him. Is that really what you want in — wait a minute. Of course! You want Trump in the White House to jump-start the apocalypse you’re obviously slavering for. Go curl up with your conspiracy theories and let the adults talk, please.

— Donna Rose

… Two challenge Hughes for Salisbury seat

Believe we can do better than Chuck Hughes. He is the one that pushed letting students carry mace in the schools. The dumbest idea imagined.

— Ralph Walton

If you look up the minutes for that particular meeting dealing with pepper spray — surprise — you will find that Mr. Hughes is the only one that did not vote to allow pepper spray.

— Kathy Yost

Ms. Yost is factually correct, but apparently also completely fooled. Yes, Hughes did in fact initially vote against the measure specifically allowing mace and pepper spray in the schools. That’s because … Mr. Hughes argued that pepper spray and mace should be removed entirely from the policy, effectively allowing every child in school, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to carry mace and pepper spray in school. The policy he voted against would have only allowed high schoolers to carry mace and pepper spray. Let’s not forget his famous comment about “coming in handy in the women’s bathroom.”

— Bill Bucher

… Despite controversy, Pierce touts progress

Craig Pierce has been instrumental in promoting Rowan County animal welfare. And animal advocates/activists and the animals need Craig’s voice on the board of commissioners to continue our efforts in making a better world for the animals.

In addition, Commissioner Pierce is well-versed and knowledgeable in county government.

— Barbara Hart

(Pierce) wants to tout the central office as a success under his leadership, yet it was he who stonewalled and refused to consider one being built (along with his boss, Jim Sides). At least, that is, until it was proposed to be about a block from the property he owns, speaking of property values. Then he was suddenly all for it.

— Eric Shock

You’ve got my vote, Alisha Byrd. I think you will bring a fresh perspective and new energy to the board. Best wishes!

— Libby Curtis

… Sellers has been playing with Salisbury Symphony for 50 years

Fantastic story. My daughter just started viola lessons through the Salisbury Symphony strings program in Rowan schools. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to learn from the best.

— Kelly Agnant

Hmm… Something’s in my eye. That’s why I’m tearing up.

Wonderful, wonderful story. Mr. Sellers and Dr. Chaffoo are gems. Salisbury is fortunate to have had them share their passion with the community for all these years.

— Lisa Dyer



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