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Legal settlement will keep Silent Sam monument …
Let’s tear down all Martin Lither King Jr. road signs, outlaw cotton and immediately destroy all history books and never teach history again. Pretty stupid, right? What is the difference?
— Rusell Eller
Letter: View of jury duty changed after being called to serve
I’ve been there twice, we all dread it, but it is democracy and civic duty in action.
— Bruce LaRue
There is still mass incarceration, injustice and prosecutorial misconduct within the system.
— Jackie Miller
… This Thanksgiving has new meaning for Luz ‘Paty’ Bodine
I’m proud and very fortunate to have been born in Salisbury, but I have a lot of family who took this test years ago. When they studied for the test, I didn’t know half the stuff they were learning and I was a pretty good student.
— E. Hanh Dang
18-year-old killed Wednesday night in single-vehicle crash
I don’t know this family, but my heart is broken for them, and I’ve been praying for them from the moment I found out this happened.
— Maria Rossi
Letter: Where’s disgust today with lack of decency?
People can disagree, but to totally degrade and disparage people because one has a different opinion reflects the crude influence of the person currently occupying the White House.
— Joanne Bryla
Many Republicans feel the same way and are not happy with the party moving away from what it means to be Republican. It is time for Republicans to return to putting country above party.
— Natalie Errante
RINOs (Republicans in name only) are the ones who moved the party away, not Trump. He’s trying to fix the mess they’ve made for the past few decades.
— Maria Rossi
Letter: Veteran’s quality care contradicts negativity
I am glad you received good care from our local VA. More good news should be published to combat those who want to privatize a good service for our veterans and relegate it solely to the free market.
— Reginald Brown
I would like to see reports on civilian hospitals also. I’m sure we will hear something horrible about treatment at them.
— Scott Springstead
… Downtown boutique fulfills owner’s longtime dream
We went in on the first day and it even carries clothing from a Second Amendment-friendly clothing company.
The store is a welcome addition to Salisbury, and Karlee is very nice and helpful.
I highly recommend shopping with her.
— David Bates
… Teacher donates kidney for student’s transplant
You never know the blessings around you until your eyes are opened to them.
— Maddie and Johnathan Luce
Angie is my daughter-in-law, and I could not be any prouder of her. I have another son in the family who has had a kidney transplant but on the receiving end.
So our family has felt the true gift on both ends and praises God for two lives saved.
— Alice Lester Peterson
Old Beatty Ford Road store deals with downturn in traffic
If they’re really concerned about their business, they should make renovations within their station and lower their gas prices.
They’re about 10 cents higher per gallon than other gas stations in Rockwell.
— Debbie Lloyd
Letter: President tearing apart society, Constitution
Hearing today’s Democrats talk about the Constitution is like listening to an atheist preach a Sunday morning church sermon.
— Zachary Sink
Salisbury police solve 35-year-old murder of Reesa Dawn Trexler
It’s so tragic that this family has gone so long without an answer and now has no chance to see justice for the crime.
— Pat Sledge
I hope the people of Salisbury apologize to any family members they ostracized and/or accused over the years.
— Tammy Howard Ofsanik
I wish the killer had been caught before he died, but now hopefully Jodie can find some peace. She lost her sister but was never allowed to grieve.
— Megan Kristin Ross
Editorial: User’s guide to court-approved congressional map
This is a heavily gerrymandered district. Independently drawn maps are needed.
— George W. Benson
Mount Ulla now has a sign for all times
Thank you to everyone in the Mount Ulla Historic Preservation Society for this beautiful sign, which marks the spot where I grew up.
My mind wanders back to so many wonderful memories of growing up in a community that was full of good, caring people.
— Glenda Kearns
Thank you so much for the beautiful sign and everyone’s hard work in making it happen.
I love living in Mount Ulla.
— Carol Hart Oliphant
I had moved away but this area keeps drawing me back. Beautiful country and people.
— Melissa Plyler-Frick