Opinion: Letters to the Editor

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.


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.