Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Sep. 15, 2013 @ 01:31 AM

Letter: What you get when you vote for the person

If you read the news story Friday concerning the meeting that Republican Majoirty Leader Edgar Starnes held in Lenoir at the Caldwell County Public Library on Thursday night, it is apparent that Mr. Starnes does not represent the school teachers' interest.

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 01:57 AM

Letter: A teen’s perspective on the many wars against terror

As a young adult I have many uncertainties that I face on a daily basis. One that is pressing to me is the Syrian civil war.

Sep. 12, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

Letter: Choose to love Lenoir

During this time in the autumn, get your group involved to show your love for your city!

Sep. 08, 2013 @ 01:33 AM

Letter: A letter to a thief

This letter is directed to the person(s) who on Sunday, Sept. 1, broke into my daughter's vehicles at residence in Sawmills.

Sep. 07, 2013 @ 01:19 AM

Letters: Tribute to Dr. Allen Hefner

Dr. Hefner was in practice in the Hudson/Lenoir area for 52 years, and due to failing health he retired this past December.

Sep. 01, 2013 @ 01:01 AM

Letter: Parents have the right to use their own tax money

Parents should have complete control of their child’s future! Education provides a roadway to the child’s future. The best roadway may or may not be public schools.

Aug. 31, 2013 @ 01:30 AM

Letter: Real actions to reform health care, immigration

As alternatives to my friend Mark Meadow’s positions on health care and immigration, which are not supported by any proposed acts, here are some common-sense solutions.

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 01:16 AM

Letter: 'Defund it' approach makes no sense

Congressman Mark Meadows sent me an email today bragging that he signed a letter urging the House leadership to shut down the government in order to "defund" the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.

Aug. 23, 2013 @ 01:28 AM

Letter: Saving lives is worth a little suffering

You have got to be kidding me! I just read the article in the paper (Thursday) about the people complaining about the sirens around Wilson Creek.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

Letter: Sensible steps on security, health care

Our president addressed several major concerns Friday, and I think he did a good job. He initiated a serious effort to look at the flaws in the Patriot Act that former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden revealed. He has a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure that will put more Americans to work in American jobs. He challenged Congress to let us realize the benefits of health care reform before dismantling it or holding our economy hostage in order to “defund” it.

Aug. 19, 2013 @ 09:03 AM

Letter: Watauga planning officials show no common sense

After reading Sunday the Associate Press story “Reality TV meets real world ‘Mountain Man’ style,” it makes you question about common-sense laws and regulation.

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 01:04 AM

Letter: The Trayvon Martin tragedy

The death of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy on many levels: A young man lost his life, and that is a tragedy; that the death could have been prevented if both individuals involved had taken a different course of action is a tragedy; the fact that the media, the president, the U.S. attorney general and all the hate-mongers chose to turn this young man’s death into a platform for race-baiting is a tragedy.

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 01:09 AM

Letter: Where was your outrage before?

Regarding the letter from Clay McCreary on July 31: Thanks for the attack on the literature at the Democrats’ booth – we expected that!

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 01:04 AM

Letter: Thanks to community for 34 years

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 01:27 AM

Letter: Helpful men deserve help themselves

What an informative piece in Sunday’s News-Topic about the men at Caldwell House and their need for jobs as a crucial part of their recovery from addiction.

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 01:34 AM

Longer voting lines will be the new normal

Comedian Red Foxx used to say we have to go to the polls because “the polls won’t come to you.” I wonder if he was a North Carolina voter.

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 01:17 AM

Letter: Democrats: Wishing to appeal or to appal?

At the recent North Carolina Blackberry Festival, I couldn’t help but notice some of the literature at the booth of the Caldwell County Democratic Party, a paper titled “50 Signs You Might Be in the Tea Party.”

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 01:02 AM

Letter: An open letter to my African-American friends

I cannot imagine the long-held fears that have been passed down from years of abuse and terror that you feel. I am so very sorry for the actions of my ancestors toward your ancestors BUT remember the words of Joseph: What man meant for evil God meant for good.

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 01:41 AM

Letter: County superintendent not an expert on private schools

Regarding the possibility of school vouchers for families who choose private or charter schools, let us remember that these families are also taxpayers.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 01:43 AM

Letter: We all have to answer

Have you ever stopped and thought that the way we're living isn't funny?

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 05:53 AM

Letter: Using lights and signals makes you safer

This letter is a refresher course for drivers who have forgotten how to use their turn signals and wipers on their cars and/or trucks.

Jul. 15, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

Letter: Well done, Morganton

To borrow a phrase, “Wow, you’ve got to see this place” totally describes our foothills neighbor, the town of Morganton.

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 02:11 PM

Letter: Thanks to those who serve

I’m writing to say thank you very much to all the men and women who served or are serving in the military and fighting for our freedom.

Jul. 10, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

Letter: Taxpayers should not pay for this

On July 2, there was an editorial reprinted from the Winston-Salem Journal that talked about how North Carolina should compensate the victims of the sterilization program that took place from 1929-1974. I say no.

Jul. 04, 2013 @ 09:18 AM

Letter: Celebrate Communities In Schools' success

It is during this time of the year that Communities In Schools sits back to reflect on the success of the previous school year.