Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Jul. 13, 2015 @ 09:17 AM

Letter: Immigration and multiculturalism predictions

Perhaps I was insufficiently concrete in making my case in the “hodgepodge of folks” letter. Here, then, is a rock-solid, fact-based prediction about multicultural America’s future.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Letter: Thanks to all who helped

Five years ago, my husband and I retired to our dream home in North Carolina, a state he’d always loved on his business travels. Now, five years later, I find myself a widow in Kings Creek. I wanted to publicly thank the people who assisted me when he passed. 


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

Letter: No, there aren't too many guns

I disagree with the publisher on her column “U.S. has too many guns already” (published June 28).


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Letter: Thank you to Rep. Mark Meadows

As a fellow conservative, I would like to thank Rep. Mark Meadows for voting against a party-line procedural motion on Fast Track. 


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

Letter: Punishment followed letter to the editor

The reason I am writing y’all is I wrote a letter about the prison and jail being cons and a rip-off. Well shortly after that I was written up for that letter by a staff member who’s bad about harrassing inmates.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Letter: You can't undo history

In reference to the phone call you received from the woman wishing to know if Lenoir was going to dismantle and remove our “Confederate Statue,” this only goes to show the total ignorance that is coming to the forefront of our life in the South these days.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Letter: 'Player of the week' is not POW

In reference to the headline in the sports section on June 25 “Mathewson earns POW honors,” I imagine the more than 6,000 veterans in Caldwell County and more than 800,000 in N.C. will take exception to the headline. 


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: From my picture window


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Letter: America welcomes immigrants of all kinds

For 150 years America’s motto read “e pluribus unum.” The president paraphrased this founding sentiment as “a hodgepodge of folks.” Tom Shuford took exception to what he called the “Elite America’s multicultural ideal,” concluding that the rapid, immigration-riven ... mishmash of cultures and peoples” will not work and the sure losers are “the interests of the White majority.”


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

Letter: Stand together with forgiveness and love

The shooter in Charleston, S.C., wanted to start a race war. Let’s show him the love of Jesus as Lenoir and Caldwell County move not divided by race or who is conservative or liberal but let us be in unity telling the world we will not be divided by hatred.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Letter: Immigration vision: 'hodgepodge of folks'

“Over the long term, I’m pretty optimistic," said President Obama in an interview with Vox, Feb. 9. "And the reason is because this country just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks.”


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Letter: Rand Paul misleads on spying program

There are, history demonstrates, a few honest citizen politicians. Unfortunately, too many for whom honesty is situational at best given the calling a bad name in their question for election and re-election.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

Letter: Praising Lenoir's finest

Helen Embler, my wife of 65 years, had no intention of making news on May 27, when she was interrupted at Just Save grocery. Since her life is under the direction of Jesus and not a criminal who commands "get in the car," she had no choice but to refuse and walk away.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Letter: Thank you, United Way supporters

This is an open letter of gratitude to the United Way of Caldwell County and all the donors who generously support our United Way’s fundraising efforts!


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Letter: Searching for excuses

A young black man tragically died while in police custody, this time in Baltimore. Once again social activists rushed to judgement and once again riots ensued.


May. 24, 2015 @ 01:57 AM

Letter: Too many in jail for too little reason

My reason for sending you this letter is because I feel that that taxpayers of Caldwell County should know really where their money is going, such as how Caldwell Detention Center has other inmates such as myself housed in Ashe, Alexander county jails.


May. 16, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Letter: A day of remembrance

Memorial Day will be observed on May 25. It’s a good day to exhibit peace and unity as we pause on this day to remember and give honor to the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to their comrades who fought by their sides, and to the families who waited for their return!


May. 16, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Letter: Officer left me in a bad situation

I was recently stopped by Hudson police for a minor offense I was not aware of. My license plate was taken and I was left stranded.


May. 16, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Letter: Community food drive successful

This is an open letter of gratitude to our community! We congratulate you for your food drive efforts to benefit Yokefellow and the Lenoir Soup Kitchen as part of the national Mail Carriers food drive on May 9.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 01:46 AM

Letter: Obama must defend Christians

Where is Obama’s concern about the attacks on Christians in the Middle East; the slaughter of 150 students in Kenya simply because they are Christians; the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians; or the rhetoric from the left chastising Christians for following a set of beliefs?


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 01:42 AM

Letter: Show community pride

As someone who has had the privilege of living in this very special area for a short time, I am continually impressed; not only by the beauty around us, but also by the friendliness and hard work ethic of those who live here.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 01:36 AM

Letter: What is Meadows' alternative?

Would he have another war in the Middle East? Will he serve, or leave it to young men and women, as was done the last two wars there?


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 01:35 AM

Letter: Thieves rob even the dead

My husband is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. It seems that every time I place a decoration on my husband’s grave, it ends up missing.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Letter: Raving? Not really

The atheists I know are calm, thoughtful, rational human beings.


Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Letter: Danger on the Internet

I am an experienced Internet user but too trusting. I allowed both my email address and phone number to be listed on Facebook.