Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:37 AM

Letter: Thanks to anonymous benefactor

Andy and his Army buddy are stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. Jeff is in the Reserves, and neither one was in uniform, but apparently someone there saw their military haircuts and paid for our meal.

Aug. 17, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

Letter: Thank you to Caldwell Memorial Hospital

I would like to publicly express my gratitude to the nurses, doctors and staff at Caldwell Memorial Hospital for the exemplary and compassionate care my father received during his recent admissions to the hospital.

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 02:35 PM

Letter: No time for obstructionism

One would think that all patriotic Americans would unite, support and assist our president in these perilous times.

Aug. 03, 2014 @ 04:20 AM

Letter: Taxation isn't beer

With respect to Jim Davidson’s amusing story in your July 30 issue on how our tax system works, I was further amused by the manner in which the critical logical flaw in his analogy of the beer tavern was glossed over.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:17 AM

Letter: More cats go missing

I've had two more cats go missing.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:16 AM

Letter: Meadows always chasing fake issues

Why is U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows so negative all the time?

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:15 AM

Letter: Destructive mindset

A single mindset — not really “American” in nature — connects and feeds most things harming America. At the same time it overloads society.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:40 AM

Letter: Group's work on ramp was prayer answered

In reference to the July 2 front page article on Carolina Cross Connection: I am a 64-year-old disabled lady with COPD, severe back problems and on oxygen 24/7. This fine group of people volunteered their vacation time to stay at Camp Carolwood for a week and come to Gamewell three days and built me a ramp.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:40 AM

Letter: Keep saying no to alcohol

Thank you to the Hudson commissioners who gave the proposal of an alcohol referendum in Hudson the "cold shoulder."

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:25 AM

Letter: For the sake of Ice Cream and Cake

Late in the evening of June 24 or early in the morning of June 25, at least two individuals decided that it would be fun to enter a vacant rental home I own on Tywood, in the Lower Creek area of Lenoir, and proceed to throw paint throughout the interior.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:24 AM

Letter: Thanks for festival volunteers

Caldwell Friends, a mentoring program, would like to thank all the Blackberry Festival participants who volunteered and were part of our raffle to win a gas grill at the festival.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:24 AM

Letter: In loving memory of Carolyn, Sabrina, Carson

It is always difficult to lose a loved one. It's like your whole world stops.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:23 AM

Letter: Thank you for your help

On Sunday, July 6, on U.S. 321 around 2:30, my husband, J.D. Pennell, blacked out after getting gas at the Hess station in Granite Falls.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Letter: Delapidated buildings are serious problem in Lenoir

Hallelujah, someone else other than myself has obviously taken a ride through Lenoir and noticed all the delapidated buildings and areas that need cleaning up.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 01:49 AM

Letter: Hobby Lobby decision was ridiculous

I have to disagree with the editorial you printed July 4 from the Jacksonville paper. The Supreme Court continues its campaign to grant full personhood to for-profit corporations.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Letter: Lenoir has new trail for mountain bikes

Training out of Lenoir Fitness Center for over 35 years, I could tell you a lot about the fitness trails I have run there. But this is about the new, free Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail section I just rode Friday, June 27.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Letter: Immigration surge stems from Obama

The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America may not have an easy solution, as publisher Terese Almquist contends (June 29). What is easy, however, is discovering links between the chaotic border and President Obama’s decisions.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Letter: Gaither still best choice for DA

Having had an extra month to observe the district attorney candidates, I’m not real happy with the public behavior of either. But it’s not all about Jay Gaither vs. David Learner.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

Letter: Gaither for district attorney

The incumbent, Jay Gaither, has worked hard for the Republican Party for almost 20 years and was recognized as the Catawba County Republican of the year.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:21 AM

Letter: Thanks to sheriff, major

Bethel AC Church had its Vacation Bible School June 16-20. We want to give Sheriff Alan Jones and Maj. David Anderson a special thanks for taking time to come out two nights and do fingerprints for the kids' passports.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:20 AM

Letter: Jay Gaither for district attorney

David Learner was identified recently by Caldwell County residents as having participated in and promoted a business that was shut down last year by the North Carolina Department of Justice and the federal government as an illegal pyramid scheme. Learner has since confirmed his involvement in Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:19 AM

Letter: Court costs for speeding are excessive

I recently passed through your county, and in paying more attention to the curvy hilly road than to my odometer I was caught going 65 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone. While I have no complaint against being ticketed and fined, I would like to express my absolute disbelief over the fees I was charged.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:18 AM

Letter: Newspapers haven't changed

In your column "News has to go digital or go home," I think you need to change that to "Newspapers have to become more relevant or expect a well-deserved death."

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Letter: A solution for foster children

Why can't we take a school (WLM) and remodel it for them, make it into a Christian school, with cameras in each room -- kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms -- instead of struggling to find individual foster homes?

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Letter: Tenure doesn't protect bad teachers

Why is it so important for Republicans that school principals be allowed to fire teachers willy-nilly?