Your View: Southwest area volunteers are doing great work

Apr. 15, 2013 @ 08:03 PM

I read with interest the comments made by Latimer Alexander (Your View, April 10 “Southwest High Point has many bright spots”) regarding the efforts being made to renew and refresh the southwest quadrant of our city.  While I respect everyone’s right to his or her opinions, as the Ward 3 City Council member who represents the southwest, I must disagree with the direction of Alexander’s thoughts.
There are many parts of our community which make us all proud, and the Southwest portion of High Point is no different in that regard … fine people, businesses that provide jobs, churches and many lovely open areas. 
However, as is the case throughout our city, there is also a need for renewal and improvement, which is where the efforts of the Southwest Renewal Committee have focused … to take what is good and make it even better!  If this were not the case throughout High Point, we would not have the Core City Project, citywide clean-up days, economic development efforts, capital investments, and on and on.
True leadership identifies where improvement is needed and works to make it happen, which in no way discounts the good that exists but works to build on it.  I am proud of what volunteers are doing all over our city to make High Point the very best it can be and that certainly includes Dorothy Darr and her fellow volunteers in the southwest!
I hope we will never be known as a community that just sits back content with the status quo but will always work hard to improve, renew and move forward.
JUDY MENDENHALL
High Point
The writer represents Ward 3 on High Point City Council.

The devil and state don’t mix
The devil is a liar and the father of lies.
Since there are so many lies being told in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, it is high time for this nation to have separation of the devil and state.
Also, the news media did not create the Earth; God did.
It is high time for people to live by the word of God instead of by what the news media may say.
PAUL HONEYCUTT
Salemburg, N.C.


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