Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

6/23 Letters: McCrory should run in 2020 – ‘far, far away from North Carolina’

Regarding “McCrory says he misses being N.C. governor” (June 20): Guess what? We don’t miss him. It was reported that “(former Gov. Pat) McCrory said he hoped to teach at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy” but that “within 15 minutes of being on the campus, the students and professors objected.” He added, “That’s kind of a sad commentary on the culture of our universities now because I would have loved to teach public policy.”

Letters to the Editor

6/21 Letters: Legislature must use ‘common sense’ on gun bill

Regarding “House OKs bill easing concealed handgun laws” (June 8): First, I want to say how sorry I am for the congressmen and their families involved in the shooting in Virginia. As a wife, mother and grandmother in North Carolina, I know that anytime I step out the door I could be the victim of a shooting. It could be at the mall, a restaurant, a park, etc.

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6/17 Letters: Keep driver’s ed in North Carolina the way it is

Regarding “Driver’s ed class may cost parents more” (June 12): I’ve been there. Raising children on my own as a divorced mom, I had to budget according to priorities. I cut back on pedicures for myself and increased pizza parties for my children and their friends. The North Carolina legislature has a harder job and a broader responsibility as they craft a budget that considers the importance of driver’s education in the state.

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6/13 Letters: NC gerrymandering an obstacle to legislative progress in North Carolina

Regarding “Supporters of nonpartisan redistricting process gather at NC legislature” (June 5): I love peanut butter. I’m passionate about it. Recently, I noticed I was out. As I got into my car to drive to the store for more, I noticed a front tire was flat. But I really wanted peanut butter, so I decided to drive with a flat tire. It didn’t work out well – I had to drive very slowly, it was hard to steer, I was weaving all over the road. Finally I stopped. I decided it would be more efficient to take the time to change the tire, and then drive to the store.

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6/12 letters: NC Pastors’ Network’s pro-travel ban billboard ‘not the way of Christ’

Regarding While driving on I-40, I was dismayed to see the billboard suggesting support for the president’s travel ban because the 9/11 terrorists were Muslims. As a practicing Christian who attends church regularly, I was especially upset that the billboard was sponsored by a group called the North Carolina Pastors’ Network. There are plenty of reasons to oppose the travel ban, but this message is a particular problem coming from people who claim to be Christian leaders.

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6/6: House bill allowing 5G, limiting state control of cell towers ‘dangerous’

Regarding the May 31 Under the Dome article “House bill could give faster 5G wireless networks green light”: The N.C. House of Representatives rushed and approved House Bill 310, which allows telecommunications companies to place 5G facilities in neighborhoods, on multi-family housing, schools, recreation centers, day cares and more. 5G facilities emit a type of radiation that is expected to have greater health impacts than that emitted from cellphones.

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6/5: Wakefield High School vandalism questioned in the face of history

Regarding the May 31 news article “Teddy bear hung, stadium and baseball field damaged”: It is difficult for me to understand the why behind the swastika spray painting and the teddy bear hanging at Wakefield High School. America fought a civil war, with thousands of young men – some of them probably the age of these Wakefield High students – fighting against slavery and the hanging of black men against their civil rights.

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