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Letters to the editor – Thursday – 3-9-17

Don’t burden police with this

Re: “Bill could boost trust for public & police:” (March 2):

House Bill 99, which would heap additional record keeping and reporting requirements on police officers, is both unwise and unnecessary. Law enforcement officers do not need to have their hands tied further behind their backs as they face the increasingly difficult and dangerous job of keeping law-abiding citizens safe.

Concentrating resources on areas or demographics where experience or statistics have shown crime is more likely to occur is not profiling — it is smart policing.

This bill would put unnecessary burdens and costs on the law enforcement agencies of this state.

— Tim Deal


Time for a checkup

To paraphrase the words of famous talk show host Don Imus after the latest outburst from President Trump about former President Obama ordering the wiretapping of Trump headquarters without offering a shred of evidence: Mr. President, you need a checkup from from the neck up ASAP!

— Herb Stark


Generous surprise

The Summit Civitan Club was honored last Monday night at Blue Bay Seafood on East Innes when some wonderful person paid the entire club’s bill for dinner during our regular meeting. There were between 45 and 50 people at the meeting. 

This beautiful person spent hundreds of dollars to do this. The Summit club is a challenged club with most of the members on a fixed income. 

We want to thank this individual and say God bless you for your gift. You are so nice. We will always remember your thoughtful surprise.  Thanks so much.

— C. Wayne Mullis


Civitan member



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