Letters to the editor — Thursday (12-15-16)
A moment of unexpected kindness from a stranger
On Tuesday evening, my 1997 Tahoe broke down at the corner of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Old Concord Road. The alternator died so I had no lights and it was a bit dangerous.
I got out of the Tahoe and stood behind the vehicle to alert traffic until Randy Hall Automotive could arrive to help me. All of a sudden, a young man in a Marines T-shirt was beside me asking how he could assist. I told him help was on the way, but he could alert the police so that traffic could be redirected.
He left to get that done, Randy Hall was able to move the vehicle and, since my husband was out of town, my kind neighbor got me home.
I was not able to thank the young man in the T-shirt for coming to help on a dark rainy night while I was surrounded by many frustrated drivers trying to get to their destinations.
In this busy world and this busy season, it warmed my heart to experience the kindness of this young man. It made such a difference to me. This is what the season is truly all about.
— Tami Harless
Say no to partisan elections
In regard to the article in Wednesday’s, Salisbury Post called “School Board argues over partisan elections,” I would like to state I am against the proposal to base elections on a primary to whittle the choice to Democrat or Republican.
I am in agreement with Mrs. Jean Kennedy and Dr. Richard Miller. As a former teacher, this is not in the best interest of the students. Voting should not be based on a political party or the color of a candidate’s skin but the best interest of education for the county and students. Board members please vote “no” to this resolution.
— Julie Cline
Say yes to common sense
We have traveled to over 20 countries including New Zealand, Australia, Israel and Jordan and most of Europe. In all of the countries, they had strict border control. In some of the countries we had to sign a document that we would not apply for a job while we were there.
While we want to help other countries, we should not open our border to whomever wants to come here.
Once we do that, we no longer have a country. Undersierables of all sorts would be free to come in.
This is just common sense that the good Lord gave us. Please supports leaders that have common sense.
— Bruce Ketner
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