Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 08:44 AM

Letter: Hold the politicians accountable

Ernest Hemingway once said “the best way to cure all the ills of the world is to declare open season on humans three days a month.”

Sounds like a plan to me.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Letter: Theater could revive downtown Lenoir

It seems a shame that Lenoir can’t hold on to something as timeless as a movie theater.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Letter: Sexual assault awareness month

Many people don’t know this but April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and what better way to put a stop to this kind of thing than to take a stand and speak out.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Letter: Thank you, Lee Carol

I recently learned that Caldwell County will be losing one of its most valuable assets as Lee Carol Giduz resigns from her post as Executive Director of the Caldwell Arts Council to become ED for the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:53 PM

Letter: An open letter

I challenge you to help disadvantaged veterans with children living in this area. They need your help!

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Letter: Immigration numbers

Looking ahead, from 2014 to 2060 whites are projected to decline in absolute terms by 8.2 percent, by 23.4 percent among children. Hispanics and Asians will increase 114.8 percent and 129.1 respectively, blacks 42 percent. What does this portend?

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Letter: It's a mad, mad, mad world

This world, at least most of it, is insane, crazy and schizo.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Letter: Think of the children

Why does our society allow people to continue having children when the parents have no intention of supporting these children ever?

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Letter: Friendships made through Unifour Senior Games

Jean Glass from Granite Falls and Rachel Church from Lenoir first met in 2006 while competing against each other in a Unifour Senior Games basketball game. Since that meeting, they have planned, registered and traveled together for participation in the Unifour Senior Games.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Letter: Meadows honors Schlafly?

Given the number of women who must have voted for this congressional representative (Mark Meadows), I have to wonder if they ever bothered to plumb his soul or study his politics beforehand.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 04:34 AM

Letter: A newcomer's story

As a new resident of Lenoir, it took me several weeks to find my way around. A visit to the Senior Citizens Center has surely been the best investment in time I have made.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Letter: We are not promised tomorrow

Many people think they have their whole lives to tell their families and friends that they love them or to make amends with someone they have wronged in the past.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 06:17 AM

Letter: Let us know what you are doing

If people are working together to make your community a better place to live, I would love to hear about your efforts.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 06:16 AM

Letter: Thanks for job well done

I would like to commend reporter Lex Menz for her entertaining and informative articles.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 06:15 AM

Letter: Superintendent's reaction disappointing

In his customary style, he continues to portray Caldwell County Schools as "victims" of a  plot by the state General Assembly.

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.