• 50°

Letters to the editor — Sunday (10-30-2016)

What you don’t know about my daughters

I am the mother of the two young ladies who took a picture with Eric Trump while (one of them) was wearing a “Latina Contra Trump” shirt.

I am writing in response to Ms. Shumate who wrote to the Post about them. Ms. Shumate, I wish you could know my girls. They are intelligent, kind and respectful.

They have been honor students at Salisbury High School and in college. One of them is a college graduate. They have volunteered at Rowan Helping Ministries, gone to numerous Marches for Life in Washington, D.C., and have gone on a mission trip to Ghana, Africa. They are weekly churchgoers.

They have never been in trouble, or taken drugs, or stolen anything, or done anything that my husband or I would be ashamed of.

Would I have counseled them to go to the Trump rally? No — my husband and I aren’t politically inclined. But they did go, on the spur of the moment as young people do, and because of a tweet that went viral, have received a lot of press. They were not there to stir up trouble or have “15 minutes of fame.” Believe me, any positive attention they may have received has been greatly outweighed by some of the horrific comments from people on the Internet.

I would not be a good mother if I didn’t stand up for them and tell all of Salisbury that my daughters are wonderful people and I thank God every day that they are mine. On one point we are in agreement: I will be very happy when this election is over!

— Ilse Cardelle

Salisbury

Scary times ahead

Indeed, election 2016 is scary.  ‘Boo’ used to be the word to scare people celebrating Halloween.  Now, ‘Clinton’ or ‘Trump’ should send people running for their lives.  The saving grace during these trying times is the word “impeachment” should either one not live up to his/her promises.  I am so glad that we still live in a land where democracy is the law of the land.  I pray cooler heads prevail over the next four years.  Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween and most important, go vote!

— Herb Stark

Mooresville

Craver for Davidson board

This letter is in support of Phillip Craver for the Davidson County School Board. Phillip has served the past four years, and has been a reasoned voice in dealing with issues and concerns. His motives are always what are best for children and concerns of teachers and staff.

Phillip has a long family history in public education. His great grandfather was a country doctor who was chairman of Davidson County Board of Education in the 1940’s. His father, mother and sister are retired teachers and teacher assistants. His grandmother worked in the Reed’s School cafeteria for many years.

If re-elected, Phillip will work hard to continue to represent the interest of students, staff and administrators. Please consider giving Phillip you support when you vote!

— Jordan Lanham

Lexington

Endorsement deadline

Letters regarding the Nov. 8 election must be received in the Post newsroom by is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, to be published before the election.

Comments

Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month