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Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

…‘Fish arcades’ considered illegal gambling …

I have never played at one of these but see no harm. Do they get robbed? Yes. So do gas stations, banks, pharmacies and multiple businesses. Will those all be closed also?

This is an activity that is keeping people off the streets doing something they enjoy.

— Christine Marie Elizabeth

Landlords of these properties will not be pleased.

— Jeff Morris

I would rather our storefronts be the type of businesses that cater to all kinds of ages and all types of people (restaurants, shops and places to get good services and parts) than gambling spots. Why do these places always have their windows all blacked out?

—Lora Owen

Editorial: Cannon Ballers mascot name misses the mark

The name is fine. Someone will always find problems where there are none. I don’t think Dale would have gone over that well with Teresa Earnhardt. I like the name.

— John Michael

Leonard Pitts: Time for end to all of slavery’s permutations

It’s sad this injustice is still happening today. We need criminal justice reform to correct these injustices and constant errors in the legal system.

— Jackie Miller

Letter: Republicans don’t want to hear evidence

The Democrats will never give up. They hate President Donald Trump because he’s not part of the swamp.

Look at all the good that has been done for America without their help. Talk about good-for-nothing politicians.

— Jimmy Moon

If Trump isn’t removed our democracy is gone. We will be run by a dictator and a corporate Congress or an oligarchy.

— Lori Mossholder

The House had their chance. Now it is up to the Senate. Get over it.

— Danny Patterson

I am saddened so many people refuse to pursue the facts and believe anything Trump says. I agree with conservative Republicans George Conway and Reed Galen of The Lincoln Project who say, “Fear of Trump drives the actions of the spineless GOP caucus, as does fear of the truth, and fear of a partisan base to which none dare speak the truth.”

— Karen McGee Puckett

$10,000 put up for initial phases of Rowan trail head …

I would love to see something positive done with this property. I have visited the north side of the bridge and Davidson County has done a fantastic job in developing the land and bridge improvements.

I plan to donate to this project.

— Gary Veach

Catawba’s outgoing president takes job in Kentucky

Transylvania University and Lexington, Kentucky, landed a terrific catch with Brien and Laura Lewis who will quickly become indispensable members of the university and the larger community. Salisbury will miss them.

— David Post

Letter: When is litter problem going to end in Salisbury?

The main issue is that people flat out just don’t care. My office is off Henderson Grove Church Road and people use that road as a dump site once they exit the interstate. Recently, I’ve been working on Mount Hope Church Road and the litter on that road is terrible.

— James Lambert

Some of the adopt-a-highway roads still have a lot of litter around them. I think people just want their name on the sign.

My road has the sign and I have to pick up the litter in front of my house once a month. 

— Angie Goodman

… April 1 to turn over land for shelter’s new dog wing

This project has so many moving parts and involves a lot of work and effort by so many people. I am so grateful to the donors, Shelter Guardians board and volunteers, shelter staff, commissioners and everyone involved for helping bring this dream for the animals a little closer to reality.

— Nina Dix

Water’s Edge Dock and Grill owners hope to bring new life …

It’s going to be a nice venue, and all of us regulars to the old boat club are looking forward to the opening.

Todd and Mikey know their stuff when it comes to this type of business.

— Rick Fesperman

High Rock Lake has so much potential and this will add so much value.

— Libby Boughner

Can you imagine if our county commissioners had this same focus and vision, instead of cherry-picking constitutional amendments to “restate” at their planning retreat?

— Shelley Harper Palmer

Editorial: King’s message bears lessons …

Salisbury was once considered the county seat, a thriving community and home of daughter Elizabeth Duncan Koontz — an educator and local, regional and national social justice activist who fought for equitable education.

It’s ironic that more than 60 years later such a national figure lived among us in Salisbury, fought for equitable education rights and the fight still exists in 2020.

— Von Dixon



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