Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:36 AM

Letter: That coffee WAS too hot

I agree with Benjie Watts that many directions on products seem obvious to the point of being ridiculous. But I wish he hadn’t brought up that old canard about the lady who sued McDonald’s for injuring her with too-hot coffee.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:35 AM

Letter: Pet euthanasia is down but could drop more

Congratulations to the citizens of Caldwell County! Figures released from Caldwell County Animal Control indicate the euthanasia of cats and dogs has dropped from 4,331 in 2011 to 2,378 in 2014.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:33 AM

Letter: Take steps to prevent heart attacks

Five decades after February was declared American Heart Month, one group remains especially vulnerable to cardiac peril: women age 65 and older.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Letter: Thanks for help after accident

I would like to thank the Hudson police, Forrest with Keen's Towing Service, State Farm and Bob Keen's Auto Repair for their help and kindness with an auto accident I was involved in in front of the college.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Letter: Thanks for the pedicure, stranger

This is an open letter to the public to reach out to a woman who paid for my pedicure at VN Nails in Hudson.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

Letter: Why break a family apart?

My name is Morgan, I am 15 years old. I have two younger brothers one is 11 and one is 9 I also have a younger sister, she is 5. The last month or so they got taking away by the department social services.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 01:56 AM

Letter: The backbone of the USA

Advantage Glass of Lenoir unprecendently stood behind its promise.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 01:55 AM

Letter: Letter-writer was wrong

When Waitsel Smith he wrote the letter to the editor titled "The issue is crime, not race" (Dec. 21), his immediate reference was the outcry in Ferguson, Mo., where yet another unarmed American citizen was shot to death by a police officer sworn to "serve and protect."


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 01:54 AM

Letter: The more things change ...

Recent acts of violence by white policemen against Black men – youth in particular – have been and are matters of concern across the nation.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:29 AM

Letter: We believe what we believe

We all believe in something, and that is a good thing. Believing in something anchors you, it gives you purpose, it gives you direction, it gives you hope.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Letter: Regarding Edgar Starnes' resignation

All of the details paint a very ugly picture about the ties between legislation passed by the NCGA on behalf of the treasurer, money siphoned from the TSERS account to NCGA leadership campaign donors, and the personal relationship ties between legislators and the treasurer, who unilaterally controls the account.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:27 AM

Letter: French massacre, immigration lesson

The massacre at the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" is indeed a free speech story, as an editorial in News-Topic on Jan. 11 contends. But fundamentally, it's an immigration story.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

Letter: Mark Meadows made right choice for speaker

Once again John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, although he must be less than thrilled about how he got there!


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:23 AM

Letter: An open letter to conservatives in Congress

The result of a realistic but inspiring “Conservative State of America” should be the elevation to true conservative leadership — as called for in November — in the return to a positive America — better serving its citizens.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 01:17 PM

Letter: Jewelry store owner is a legacy

It is with great dismay that I read the headline on the Lenoir News-Topic last Sunday, Dec. 7, regarding Garon Mabe, the owner of Garon’s Jewelry, being the target of a sting operation and accused of knowingly buying and selling stolen jewelry.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Letter: Thanks for the dose of Christmas spirit

I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to Steve Cardwell and members of the Downtown Lenoir Cruisers for the huge toy and bike giveaway held on the square this past Saturday, Dec. 6. Thanks also to the various merchants who provided funding for the bike giveaway, the generous supporters who donated toys and the Lenoir Police Department for donating helmets for the children who won the bikes.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Letter: We still end up paying for it

Regarding Chris Fitzsimons’ “OpEd” piece on expanding Medicaid - “Expanding Medicaid is far from impossible” - on Tuesday, Dec. 9:
One of the statements you made in your piece related to who pays for any expansion is “with the federal government picking up most of the cost.” Why not just tell the real truth about who pays? It’s the taxpayers who pay.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Letter: Our lowered standards

I've voted in a lot of elections in my lifetime, but I've never had a more disappointing experience voting than the one I had this past Tuesday in Lenoir. It shows just how far our standards have dropped, and how far we have come from what the founding fathers envisioned as "our most sacred privilege."


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Letter: Thank you, Helen Hall

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Helen Hall for her years of service to the children of Caldwell County by serving on the Caldwell County school board.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

Letter: Election lessons: A tale of two elites

Two side stories on the Nov. 4 election illuminate the deep disconnect between America's political elites, Republican and Democrat, and America's voters on immigration.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Letter: Thank you to the voters

It is a tremendous honor to serve as one of your District Court judges.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Letter: No, Hudson doesn't need alcohol

When you and your family vote yes, you are endorsing a drug.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 02:59 AM

Letter: Remembering Freedman High School's band

In 1950 Freedman High School began an incredible journey in the music world.


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.