As someone who had previously never purchased nor owned a firearm, my recent experience in actually buying a weapon greatly conflicts with what I had been led to believe by most media reports, would be a quick and easy process.
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.
Thank you to Kelly Grooms (Your View, April 2, “Here’s what firefighter would get in retirement”) for his reply to my earlier guest column; there’s no way to get a discussion going without participation from both sides.
You see them all the time. On the streets, in ditches, walking through fields and parking lots.
Going through dumpsters and garbage cans. They are the can people.
WOW! What a historic TV event the History Channel’s broadcast of “The Bible” was. It is estimated that 100 million Americans tuned into at least one episode of the five-part series. My wife and I were glued to the TV and did not miss one minute.
As a general rule, when I write a piece about the Trinity 5, I receive numerous calls of support and appreciation. Occasionally, I get a call from a Trinity 5 acolyte and get fussed out about something I have written.
Over the last few years, many of us have become jaded by partisanship we see in the political process. Whether that be on the local, state or national stage, it oftentimes appears as if it does not matter if there is a sound, reasonable and much-needed bill that is presented, politicians voted strictly along party lines.
While I appreciate Dorothy Darr and her passionate campaign to clean up other people’s properties that she feels are blighted areas within High Point city limits, her broad brush paints a picture for the readers of the HPE who have never been in Southwest High Point that everything there is the same; that’s just not accurate.
I have found it disgusting all the race-baiting and polarization of the people affiliated with the “Democrat” Party. I think it needs to be said that Voter ID in no way disenfranchises anyone but those who wish to use the Democratic process for unethical means.
I cannot believe that this president and the tax-and-spend Democrats have the nerve to tell all Americans that because of the budget cuts, there will not be any tours of the people’s White House.
Lawyers — believe it or not — have a wonderful, if not cardinal, rule of ethics that says they must “avoid even the appearance of impropriety.” Which means — refraining from doing something that looks wrong or immoral, even when it’s not.