Talkback, what online readers are saying about …
… With three incumbents calling it quits …
Hopefully, if Meredith, Katie and Ashley will open up the town manager position to a qualified person, Hosey will have one job. The town manager should have no biases. With being police chief as well, he will have a bias when comes to police expenditures.
— Michael Venters
… Attorney’s Office supports domestic violence awareness …
Another form of domestic violence is jailing a father for 14 months when you had evidence 6-10 weeks after his arrest. You caused him, his child and mother and his family extreme trauma..
— Renee Wimbish
Here is a very basic racial equity challenge for white folk: If you look around at your place of employment and there are no people of color — racism lives there, and you’re a part of the problem.
— Ash Love
It’s very difficult for me to see the good in this office when the public has been informed recently of black men who were detained in the Rowan County Jail erroneously and when this picture shows absolutely no people of color employed by Rowan District Attorney’s Office.
— Regina Dancy
Child killed in crash on NC 152
Kudos to the Post reporter for deflecting focus on the cause of what was clearly an unavoidable event at night that no human being could predict or avoid.
— Franda Raymer
I think that was a valid remark. The reporter’s job is to answer questions the public may have. I’m in my 20s myself and the moment I read “22 year old,” I thought to myself “God, I hope she wasn’t texting.”
— Shannon Nicole Mays
Why not think of how those poor parents are mourning the death of their child and how the young driver has to live with this the rest of their life. The problem with people today is they are always looking to blame.
— Crystal Bonanni Shock
My turn, Michael Young: Engineer’s study raises …
Handicapped parking seems to be an afterthought in Salisbury. There must be importance given to this issue. Physically challenged are not second-class citizens.
— George W. Benson
My turn, Mary Younts: Lawmakers must tackle billing …
The writer is blaming “surprise” billing on the insurance company, but the truth is the bills are created by hospital systems and doctors. Insurance companies are simply middlemen.
— Doug Sokolowski
School board considers closing Overton …
Will the same folks who so vocally opposed closing Faith Elementary and North High step up and oppose closing Overton? Will they fall silent or perhaps even support this idea since its not their school on the chopping block?
— Eric Shock
Why is one of the cons that Knox students and staff would not be in one location, but there is no concern that the students and staff at Overton will be dispersed to three different schools?
— Amy Slusher Cole
I bet Alisha Byrd-Clark wishes they hadn’t bull-rushed the vote on Knox upgrades now. I hope the Overton parents and community rise up even more than Faith or North Rowan High School.
— Larry Kent Neal Jr.
.. Paul Lucas hopes son’s story will educate others
Thank you, Paul Lucas. More people need to see and understand addiction in this way. You are an amazing father and you continue to be even after losing Jordan in the hopes of saving even one life.
— Pam Laury
Thank you for bringing light to such a dark area and educating us all.
— Woody Boozer Brown
Letter: No miscarriage of justice with impeachment
The impeachment process began before Trump ever took office. Hatred can cause people to lose their minds.
— Ron Scruggs
Why justify their actions. How many times must they try with the same outcome?
— Tommy Wingler
Cabarrus Board of Elections to have hearing …
Seems like someone just doesn’t like Mr. Jackson. He owns a well-established business in downtown Kannapolis. The city lies in both Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Big deal.
— Elizabeth Roscoe
Deputies responding to spike in calls at Hanford Dole …
When his parent or caretaker blames the school for what is objectively anti-social behavior, what resources are available to help this child and to allow other students to receive an education free from violence and disruptions?
— Jeff Morris
Letter: Don’t throw Landis back in the frying pan
It doesn’t matter who gets the seat. We’ll never have returned what was taken.
— Kelly Cooke Owens
… Stakeholders take issue with city’s parking study
There’s a lot of parking in downtown. You just have to park and walk a little. Some are just too lazy to park and walk a block or two.
— David Moore
Anybody else think the city/county spends too much money for poor practices and bad results? Be an original.
— Chris Coleman