Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Letter: Vote 'no' on alcohol

As one of the many citizens of Caldwell County who is proud of Hudson and the kind of progress in this town, I am praying for a strong “no” vote on this referendum.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Letter: Alcohol can only hurt Hudson

Men and women suffer. Children suffer. Families suffer. Loved ones suffer. People get killed. Alcohol and crime go hand in hand. It’s a fact.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Letter: Political prowlers

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time when elections grow nearer and political ads grow worse. Your televisions, your radio, and your social media become political machines. Ad after ad comes on and you do your very best to ignore them. But it’s about this time that you actually start to listen to them, and that’s exactly what these ads want.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Letter: What a vote for Hagan means

A vote for Kay Hagan is a vote for continuing — maybe increasing — America’s anxiety, America’s suffering. She’s a link in the root of considerable harm: liberalism, an ideology pressing down, not lifting, America.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Letter: Vote yes on alcohol in Hudson

Our family was among the early settlers of Hudson in the 1800s. Our numbers have included merchants, builders, developers, farmers, lumbermen, public servants, mayors, teachers, guidance counselors, school principals, soldiers, church founders and more. Growth and prosperity remains the cornerstone of our wishes for our hometown. It is from that perspective that the writers of this letter have come to the following conclusion.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Letter: Fitzsimon distorts the facts

Regarding Chris Fitzsimon’s recent column (Oct. 21) charting trends in educational spending in North Carolina, he distorts the facts.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Letter: Kuehnert for Superior Court judge

As I considered the qualities and experience that I would want in someone to judge my actions the list became quite long.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Letter: Send Meadows to Florida, not D.C.

I was watching “The Wizard of Oz” with my niece and suddenly it occurred to me. We sent Mark Meadows to the “Oz” called Washington.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:50 PM

Letter: Put stop to EPA's greenhouse gases plan

Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations have the capability to bring our thriving energy balance to a screeching halt and leave North Carolina residents footing the bill.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Letter: Don't pass stopped school bus

On Thursday, Oct. 16, WBTV ran a piece about several cars that had run past stopped school buses. This alarmed me then, but not near as bad as what I experience the very next morning at my own bus stop.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:47 PM

Letter: Edwards for Superior Court judge

I have known Judge Tom Edwards well for 37 years.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

Letter: Sponenberg for state Senate

With all the propaganda, you may have not heard that Jim Sponenberg has decided to step up and run for the North Carolina Senate seat for District 45.



Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

Letter: South Caldwell students get it

A lot has been said of today’s generation of high-schoolers. In fact, I have two who belong to this group, and I have been guilty of saying things like … They are a generation of entitlement. They don’t want to work for what they get. They only think of themselves. But on one Friday night in Caldwell County, my feelings were challenged and my thoughts about this particular generation were significantly altered.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:33 AM

Letter: Candidates' ads are bad, but Tillis' are worst

Campaign ads are the worst, making me want to scream and throw things at the TV. This seems especially true of the Thom Tillis ads.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 02:35 PM

Letter: Caldwell County lucky to have McCreary Cancer Center

We are very fortunate for the quality of health care services in Caldwell County.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

Letter: Don't listen to the fear

Labor Day is behind us, and the political campaigns are heating up. I’m already tired of the campaign ads on television, just as everyone else is, I’m sure. So as we get ready to slog through the rest of this dirty season, I have some ideas that may help make things go a little easier for voters.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

Letter: Don't miss Loving Lenoir 2014

Please note that a very special weekend is happening in Lenoir the weekend of Oct. 3-5. It is called LOVING LENOIR 2014. It is the fourth annual weekend of reunions, community service, and most importantly honoring music/arts educators with a Sunday afternoon concert.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

Letter: Abuse taking America hostage

All you hear on the news anymore is things about abuse. There is so much in our country today that it is sickening. We used to live in a peaceful nation where abuse was rare.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 06:14 AM

Letter: N.C. doesn't get what it pays for

Also, most of us think it would be sheer nonsense to be paying federal taxes into a program that would benefit 500,000 poor North Carolinians who work in low-paying jobs, but our state legislature and governor have said, “No, you poor folk can’t have it.”


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 06:12 AM

Letter: Keep promise made to veterans, families

It is with great disappointment that the Granite Falls Veterans Memorial Committee and the town have not honored their "Veteran's Application For Name Inscription" form as distributed to the public and posted on the town's website.


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Letter: Bravo to summer youth coverage

I want to commend the News-Topic for reporting on summer youth activities.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:56 AM

Column: Reporter's murder shows the danger

Once again we have been confronted with the horrors of the world in the inhuman murder of reporter Jim Foley. His death at the hands of an Islamic State terrorist, who allegedly is British, has struck fear around the world.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:55 AM

Letter: Obey speed limit, watch the road

What will it take for people to SLOW DOWN on the Shew Hollow Road?


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:53 AM

Letter: Doing the right thing

Our country has become a shadow of what it once was, not because it lacks the capability to achieve greatness but because it lacks the will.