Letters to the Editor
My dad served in Vietnam during 1966, the year before I was born. He’s a man’s man. Big in stature, he wears a beard, drives a truck and shoots a gun, especially when “varmints” invade his yard.
On behalf of The Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee, I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank-you to everyone who helped make this past weekend’s Pet Responsibility Volunteer Celebration a resounding success, for a fourth year in a row.
MANNA! (Moore Alliance Nourishing Neighbors, Amen!), the free lunch program in Moore County, has served lunches at seven Southern Moore County sites for seven years. Robbins was seen as the perfect Northern Moore site, but MANNA! could never get it started.
Alas, proponents of small government, as if that was the answer to anything except continued, rampant greed and corruption on the part of the private sector.
On a recent evening, many of our Pinehurst neighbors and Southern Pines folk enjoyed a delightful evening of wine and a four-course dinner by candlelight at our own historical Shaw House, home of Southern Pines’ first mayor.
I would like to commend Moore County high school students Amber Fury and Kyle Kidd for their service this year on the board of directors of United Way of Moore County.
I’m embarrassed by our General Assembly. Their recent bill to criminalize “whistleblowers” is beneath contempt. What we are seeing is the poisonous fruit of gerrymandered voting districts.
Should cursive writing be mandatory in our schools? I don’t have a strong opinion either way, but the very fact that we are asking the question raises two issues on which I do have strong opinions.
It’s a very good feeling when The Pilot publishes a picture of a young student-athlete signing a letter of intent with his/her family and coaches looking on with obvious pride. But I would have at least as good a feeling seeing an occasional picture of a student, his/her family and a few favorite teachers showing their student’s academic achievement.
The League of Women Voters encourages voting practices that promote open access and equal opportunity for all our citizens. Some changes proposed in Senate Bill 428 and House Bill 451 in the North Carolina General Assembly would drastically change voting practices that have been in effect for years and thereby limit access and opportunity for many of its citizens.
I would like to compliment The Pilot and Deborah Salomon for the excellent feature story on the Congregational Church of Pinehurst, “One With God in A Many-Splendored Place” (April 28).
Media reports in recent weeks have mentioned the impact that the federal government’s budget sequester is having on various government programs, including Meals on Wheels. As the board president of our local Meals on Wheels program, which is called Meals on Wheels of the Sandhills Inc., I want to clarify that our local program receives no government funding at any level — federal, state or local.
I appreciated Tom Bryant’s admission of ignorance of our health care system, “The Future of Medical Care?” (April 17), because I shared in that ignorance.
I read with interest about the vintage car event and was left with a very bad taste in my mouth. OK, not everyone knows it’s a ’39 Ford and not a ’37 Ford Woody. But then to call a Crosley Hot Shot a Hot Seat, well, that’s about as unprofessional as a reporter can get.
Common Core is a new gimmick to nationalize all education in America, while ignoring federal laws that traditionally restrict education jurisdiction to state and local control.