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Letter to the editor – Wednesday – 10-26-16

Pierce makes us proud; signs make us wonder

For the last 30 years, I have had many, many dealings with Mr. Craig Pierce, and he has always been very honorable and did excellent work. Mr. Pierce has served as a county commissioner and has done everything possible to do the best for the citizens of Rowan County. He unselfishly devotes his time to helping the people of Rowan, and I think we all are very proud of his works. Mr. Pierce semi-retired so that he could spend more time on county business helping the people of Rowan.

Mr. Pierce works tirelessly trying to do what is best for all the people in Rowan County and has done an outstanding job. Join me in supporting Craig Pierce for another term as one of our county commissioners.

On another note, I would strongly like for commissioners to reconsider spending $650,000 on two signs for Interstate 85. As a merchant all of my life, I believe we need to fill these empty buildings before we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars inviting people to come see our county. No one is more proud of Rowan than my family and me, but we need to spend the county’s money to get more businesses in the whole county, including downtown.

My wife and I have driven across the United States many times and have never stopped anywhere because of a highway sign; in fact, I don’t think I have ever seen a sign that cost that much money. However, we have stopped for historic, notable signs on the highway that are very moderately priced. Makes you wonder if these folks were spending their own money, what price sign would be on the interstate?

— Ralph Baker Sr.

Salisbury

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