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July 4, 2020

Letters

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Letter: Brownlee raises questions about statue proceedings

After reading Ann Browlee’s My Turn published June 25, I am horrified the Salisbury Democrats have brought national corruption by their party to our Salisbury. ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Parents of those moving ‘Fame’ wouldn’t be happy

I came to Salisbury in 1957 to teach at Boyden High School, and one of the first things I noticed was a beautiful statue on ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Cemetery not suitable for ‘Fame’

We had the opportunity to visit  the new supposed location of “Fame” at the Old Lutheran Cemetery. It was a disgraceful and despicable sight to ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Council policy should apply to written letters, too

I was surprised and disappointed two weeks ago to hear hate-filled letters read on air at our City Council meeting. Letters that denigrate anyone should ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Thanks to first responders

To all that responded to the Peach Orchard Road call on the morning of June 17, thank you for all the compassion and professionalism that ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Remove islands with added traffic

I hope to see the islands on both ends of Salisbury removed, especially with more traffic added when the park opens.  The one at Catawba ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: New site for ‘Fame’ makes sense

I drove downtown the other day with the sole purpose of reading the inscription of the statue “Fame.” I have to confess I was a ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Letters.

Letter: What about changing wording of statue?

I am sure I am not alone about being sad about having to see the beautiful statue of “Fame” removed. I can’t even imagine the ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Indians were treated worst in history

Now is my turn for my 2 cents worth. Since when did a protest become OK for vandalism? What makes this right? Destruction of property ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Column moving, reminds of experience as social worker

This is my way to respond to Ash Love and her so well-written column in the Salisbury Post on June 14 (“On Black lives matter, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Get rid of it all after ‘Fame’

Let’s cancel the TV show MASH. They had a black surgeon they referred to as “spearchunker.” Since we can tear down the “Fame” monument as ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Rhinier’s letter presents misguided characterization

Having lived and worked in several former Soviet and current Muslim countries, we find Mr. Wes Rhinier’s letter to the editor published June 14 (“No right ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Letter: No exceptions to Ten Commandments

Recently, I heard a sermon in which a priest pointed out that in the Ten Commandments there are no footnotes. The pope said that the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Council should change name of Ellis Street

Shame on Salisbury City Council for not voting to remove the historical marker on Ellis Street, at Innes Street, recognizing segregationist Gov. John Ellis’s leadership ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Tear gas is appropriate sometimes

I read that the Salisbury City Council may consider banning the use by police of chemical agents such as tear gas. If protests remain peaceful, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: White Americans must accept burden of history

Several years after the end of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee declined an invitation to attend a Gettysburg memorial service. He explained, “It is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Congress did help with stimulus checks

This is in response to Thursday’s paper letters to the editor from Chris Rodgers (“Democrats not helpful on COVID-19, Floyd protests”). His remarks about Nancy ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Removing statues, renaming streets is offensive

I have pretty much kept quiet about what’s going on. I’ve kept my opinions to myself. Now I am speaking up. I am so disappointed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Families Medical Leave Act should be expanded

My name is Brittney Robinson. I am a graduate student at Our Lady of the Lake University, working on my master’s degree in social work. I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Gardner helped fix Rowan County’s tax mistake

The news of Mrs. Charlotte Gardner passing I am sure has saddened a lot of Rowan Countians. Back many years ago I had the pleasure ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Paint ‘I Have a Dream’ on streets

Sunday afternoon, I googled “I Have a Dream” and re-read Rev. Martin Luther King’s speech at the March on Washington in 1963. I am always ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Now is the time for Salisbury, white America

Three simple words: “it is time” “My daddy changed the world” — these were the words 6-year-old Gianna recently said about her father, George Floyd. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Bad cops don’t represent actions of all

I don’t think there’s been a country on earth that hasn’t enslaved its own people as well as others to serve its own purpose. It ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Time to stop building monuments to individuals?

When will it end? Our society continues to build statues to men and women we admire for some reason or another. Or we name streets ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Treason wrong word; remember history

I read with interest recent articles on moving the statue “Fame” in the Salisbury Post. While I applaud the willingness of Ms. Stauffer and Ms. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: People, not ‘Fame,’ are the threat

I must disagree with Jackie Miller in her column published June 9 that “leaving ‘Fame’ where it is today is a safety threat to our ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Long may ‘Fame’ stand

I have seen and heard a lot of opinions about “Fame.” Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech and opinions. When I first moved to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Register for historic Poor People’s Assembly

Although they started as a response to the murder of George Floyd, the protests that have swept across the U.S. this past two weeks have ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Letters.

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