Letters to the Editor

Matthew Brown: Ross preserved historic treasures

Regarding the Oct. 13 news article “Ross opposed ending tax credit that had benefited her family”: Senate candidate Deborah Ross should be praised, not criticized, for working so hard for the preservation of North Carolina’s historic treasures.

We should thank Ross for working to preserve the tax credit that saved so many of North Carolina’s historic buildings. We should thank Ross and her husband for not just “talking the talk” but also “walking the walk” by restoring an important historic house in Raleigh and a 100-year-old water-powered mill in Ashe County. And of course they used the tax credit; these projects would have been unaffordable otherwise.

Preserving our state’s historic and architectural heritage benefits all North Carolinians. Gov. Pat McCrory and most Republicans understand this as well as Democrats.

Matthew Brown