Letters to the editor
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To the Editor: Once again, John Hood’s op-ed (“We can’t all be experts,” July 28 – Aug. 3 edition) requires a riposte. Hood began by disparaging government experts, contrasting them … more
Regarding my fellow Davidson alum D. G. Martin’s (D.G.’s dad was president of the college when I was there, and he started a year or so after I graduated) column (“A Salisbury … more
Last week’s feature article (“CCS puts emergency COVID funding to good use despite challenges,” June 23-29) on Chatham Schools’ use and spending of $18 million in federal … more
In his recent Viewpoints column praising the expansion of school choice in N.C. (“Power is shifting toward parents,” News + Record, June 23-29), John Hood noted parent … more
I struggle more and more to be hopeful about the future. It seems regional and national news and blogs follow the time honored “If it bleeds, it leads” format to inform; not so … more
This letter is in regard to the poor appearance of the Chatham Memorial Park. I saw in the paper several weeks ago that the last lot had been sold at the Siler City Cemetery. … more
Feeling the heat? Most Americans (70%) feel that climate change affects their local community and that our government is doing too little. We must act now to avoid losing our … more
To the Editor: The lead article for the June 2-8 edition of the News + Record (“Residents gather to mourn Uvalde victims, demand change”) does not fall on deaf ears with me. I have three … more
Recent false information has been circulating in the community about a proposed project at one of our high schools that I would like to clarify. • The land adjacent to … more
For many politicians and some constituents, the answer for school safety is more armed police and reducing access to schools. If you believe that is the answer then don’t go … more
Two weeks ago, Chris Mayfield from Pittsboro (“Some questions about our strategy with Ukraine,” letters, May 19-25) described well many of the ramifications of Putin’s War. In … more
The North Carolina Assembly has a historic chance to insure 600,000 North Carolinians, and receive $2 billion in federal funds, simply by voting to expand Medicaid. As a retired … more
TO THE EDITOR: Three months into the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine, I am as horrified as everyone else by the constant stream of wartime images and reports. I am also dismayed, however, that … more
To the Editor: We are disappointed that the endorsement process in Chatham County for the Orange/Chatham Sierra Club appears to lack transparency and seems to be biased and a bit unfair in Chatham … more
Change, change, change. Growth, growth, growth. And rural Western Chatham fades without protection and appreciation. Will rural Chatham interests also catch the public’s … more
To the Editor: Thank you so very much for the accurate and thorough article on ticks (“Tick season is upon us,” News + Record, April 25 - May 4 edition). Thanks also from all of us to Dr. … more
I’ve always tried to be a good neighbor, which is why I feel compelled to speak out regarding the Chatham County primary elections. We have two Briar Chapel residents running … more
If we are to make America great again, would that mean we should focus all our support on helping American companies to get established and/or survive — instead of giving our support to selling … more
Monday’s drenching rain is no traditional April spring shower. I wonder how our plants and wildlife deal with quick extreme weather challenges? Many of us don’t directly … more
I greatly appreciated the perspectives of Bill Janhonen and Christine B. Mayfield in the News + Record’s “Viewpoints” pages last week [March 31-April 6 edition, page A5]. Add … more
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