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Local legislators say they support surprise budget veto override

When the character education traits of integrity, cooperation, respect, generosity, sharing, caring and being trustworthy were being taught, the Republicans must have been absent.

— Dixie Dalton

Is Cam Newton running out of time …

Time for him to go. He more time on pre- and post-game fashion. Send the diva packing.

— Jimm Whalen

… Raiders win on road with first shutout in a decade

It was a great game. They seemed to play with a lot more heart last night.

— Norma Ann Millard Sprinkle

… Post tarnishes mayor’s reputation

Thank you, Dora Mbuwayesango, for speaking truth to domination.

I deliberately choose not to say “truth to power” because “power” is in the hands of the people.

We simply need to exercise the tremendous power we hold (especially the power of our vote).

— Regina Dancy

I found the editorial published by the Post concerning the mayor’s travel expenses refreshing and factual.

The article reported documented expenses, just like they reported the financial issues that troubled Landis a few months ago.

— Vera Cope

The Post was not “plugging” for other candidates in this article. They were reporting facts that are a matter of public record. The mayor’s reputation being tarnished is a matter of personal opinion. But public facts are facts.

— Cathy Cowan Basinger

Landis Alderman Moore calls out board

The town in not responsible for paying for his master’s degree in public administration. If the degree is required to become a town manager, then he should get it on his own as a condition of employment.

— Becky Brawley Thompson

I never want to hear another town leader or Landis cop complain about Section 8, food stamps or other types of government handouts because our corrupt town of Landis just gave Hosey a town government handout.

— Michael Venters

Court documents: Key witness in 2018 murder admitted …

It’s unbelievable that Rowan continues to lock up innocent people.

Often, prosecutors and police fight strenuously to keep someone imprisoned, even when the person is innocent. Had it not been for this guy having a good attorney that wanted the truth versus forcing him to take a plea deal and pleading guilty for a crime he never committed, he would most likely have been railroaded into life in prison or the electric chair.

— Jackie Miller

400-acre solar farm to be considered …

Rowan County’s forests and farms are becoming a hot commodity for solar farms recently.

It may be time for a community discussion about tying up land for more than 20 years thatwould have otherwise been available for economic development, agriculture, affordable housing and forests.

— Jeff Morris

Solar farms are a good thing in that they provide good clean energy.

But should we jeopardize farmland, pastureland and forests? We need to make the decision whether or not to make energy or to eat.

— Alex Dunn

Letter: Republicans use deception …

They hide behind the bible verses they post on Facebook, but their actions reveal sneaky, deceitful and dishonest behavior that is anything but Christian-like.

— April Eddinger Sherrill

… Commissioners begin consideration of solar farm

Why the remark about the most pretigious?

Does that mean only the wealthy can complain?

Did this just tell me that if it was to be in an area not so prestigious the county would not care?

— Cynthia Hillard

Don’t allow this. It’s too close to residential properties. Two-hundred acres of downed trees replaced by ugly solar panels, wildlife gone  and the only ones to benefit will be the owners of the solar farm.

— Lana Barger

City to provide 32 downtown parking spaces for Empire …

Parking has been of issue in downtown, especially during events or around the county courthouse.

I know it would be unpopular among some, but could the “grafitti park” be turned into the needed parking space?

— Eric Shock

… Landis manager, deputy police chief’s power

If only we could get the LGC to step in and help correct some of this nonsense.

The citizens of Landis have the same main concern as the LGC — too much power being held by one individual.

— Devin Moore

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Everyone is yelling “smoke” now. Everyone will be yelling “fire” later.

— Terry Rollins Sr.

Landowner says he plans to live among site’s 

I would hope that all opposed have done the research on the project and are able to recognize that this land does belong to the landowner, who no doubt wants to live in an eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing environment for himself and his family.

— Jo Oakley Mullis

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