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Randy Welch: Digging up coal ash ponds is most extreme method
It seems like typical corporate double talk when you claim that your shareholders have paid for the coal ash remediation. They may have suffered because of reduced dividends and a loss of equity, but when they actually become a source of revenue for Duke, I’d be interested in seeing the accounting treatment.
— Russell Jones
… Town manager filed severance agreement
Mayor Jim Gobbel has managed to run the town’s finances into the ground. He can’t come to an agreement with a small property owner within the Park Plaza. His decision to keep Dr. Washko out of the discussion will cost Spencer taxpayers untold thousands of dollars.
— Danny Patterson
Concerning Fourth Street, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities has been planning on replacing the water mains on Fourth Street.
There’s no need to pave it just to have it dug back up later. They hope to have the mains done this month, with the paving following.
— Howard White
… Schools lose provision on free and reduced-price meals
This really has nothing to do with food stamps, a refusal to work, lazy parents or socialism. It has everything to do with equality and a right for children to have the best experience at school.
To imply otherwise is an insult to those families who do work themselves endlessly to provide for their families and still fall short. As a parent of children in one of these schools, I have seen first hand the number of children whose only meals come from school.
— Amy Bostian Huffman
Salisbury man smoked marijuana
in car, police say
Catch some real criminals if that’s not too difficult.
— William H. Moffitt
If you want to get high, stay home. Don’t go driving around.
— Tim Cornell
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2019 inductees announced
It’s sad that many N.C. musicians have again been overlooked who were born here, lived here, contributed to the music industry from here but have not received recognition by this state’s hall of fame. It’s odd that the same groups have their names in much bigger museums and tributes.
— Elizabeth Roscoe
Demolition derby: Cleveland School, Rusher Tire …
The new building proposed for the credit union will greatly improve the appearance of the North Main Street corridor.
— Jeff Morris
Beat goes on for teen playing in symphony
This brought back memories of our percussionist and drum major, Gray Barrier, of the East Rowan Class of 1969. He was an excellent musician who is now professor emeritus of UNC, University of Northern Colorado.
— Jay Mack Williams
… Local physician joins Salisbury police response team
What a wonderful way to use your talents to possibly save many lives. Thank you for your service.
— Becky Fortson Wood
… Officer says county is shorting him on retirement
If you wear the badge and uniform, you should be considered sworn law enforcement officers. Everyone should receive the 5%. The county needs to fix this. Howard has done a good job in his duties and he deserves the pay and recognition.
— James Lambert
It seems that the county has realized that it made a huge mistake and has attempted to make it right. Now, since the same circumstances prevail, the changes should be retroactive to all officers that are or have been denied their just benefits.
— Russell Eller
Josh Bergeron: Looking back at
‘10 to watch’ lists
Thank you, Josh. There sure have been some good years and I have plans for many more.
— Darrell Harwood
Mooresville officer slain in traffic stop; killer also dead
I am so angry with the lack of respect for his murder. How can it not be mentioned — how disrespectful and how unbelievable.
Apparently, Salisbury is now run by police haters. You may say you dislike the police, but who do you call when you are in need?
— Cynthia Hillard
I’ve noticed that the Salisbury Post seldom, if ever, publishes anything when officers are killed in the line of duty.
— Mark and Cheryl Shue
Letter: Where is the trash czar hiding in Rowan County?
Well said. Our roads are trashy. I pick up at least once a month.
— Angie Goodman
Some people make it bad for others. My wife observed a lady open her car door and dump out trash. My wife confronted her and the lady denied it.
My wife told her to pick it up and the lady told her to mind her own business and drove off. We are new to the area and one of the first comments we made was how trash-ridden the county roads are.
— Justice Manning
Spencer Town Manager Terence Arrington resigns
There is a pattern of bad decisions dating all the way back to Mayor Jim Gobbel’s election, as he has put Spencer into a financial and economic downward cycle.
— Danny Patterson
… Rubin: Tillis ends up pleasing no one
This is the problem Republican GOP candidates like Mitt Romney and John McCain faced in 2008 and 2012, as they were forced to move to the right in the primaries in order to secure their nominations. Then, they couldn’t move back close enough to the center they had previously been known for.
— Eric Shock
Park Plaza project to move on without waiver
Spencer needs to think bigger. That space is right across from the Transportation Museum. They need a venue to capture museum goers and their families. Maybe it could be a train-themed kid amusement park with rides, bumper cars, a batting cage for teens and a beer garden for the adults.
— James Bostwick
Letter: Some facts behind ‘Fame’ monument
When I hear people discuss this topic, they include a lot of noise and act like Salisbury is moving forward in race relations. I think that some people in Salisbury never want us to forget the hold the Confederates had on so many lives.
— Michalla Allen
Rockwell man charged with murdering, dismembering …
My heart goes out to Michael’s family and girlfriend.
It’s hard enough to lose a loved one, especially at such a young age.
To lose someone in such a barbaric way is unimaginable. I’m so sorry.
— Kimberly Yost
Cool heads must prevail in discussions about the Rowan County Rescue Squad’s future. When Rescue Squad Chief Eddie Cress was... read more