Your View: Ignite High Point’s extraordinary potential

May. 04, 2013 @ 08:48 PM

Ignite High Point is coming to town May 8-15.  High Point University has been a major advocate of this project since the beginning. We believe that what is good for High Point is good for High Point University. We encourage ALL of High Point to take part in this important work as we imagine the future of our great city.
We know that High Point is an extraordinary community. We have great people who care about each other and our city. We have solid leadership in our city government and dedicated city staff.  We have a furniture market that brings visitors to town from all over the world. We have a transformed university that contributes to the economic and cultural DNA of the city and brings national attention to our community along with an annual economic impact of $450 million.  We have a well-respected hospital that has earned a reputation for excellence. We have non-profits, including a successful United Way and Community Foundation, and religious institutions that work tirelessly to contribute to the well-being of our citizenry. We have good public and private schools educating our youth. We have solid businesses that believe in corporate responsibility and in giving back to our community.
Many of the pieces are right here to build an even better High Point. Let’s get involved in the Ignite High Point process and make it happen.
High Point
The writer is president of High Point University.

Nation is headed down wrong path
What has happened to our norms of right and wrong?  Why is an immoral act dignified by a label of gay marriage?  Why is abortion not seen as murder — the taking of a human life?  It seems as though we no longer have a moral compass.  Situational ethics has replaced our heritage of Judeo-Christian ethics.
We cannot continue on the depraved moral path we tread. We need to wake up and realize what is happening to our country and community.  We need real leaders who speak the truth and seek the higher path not the gutter.  We cannot call ourselves a Christian nation and ignore the tenants of Christianity.
High Point


A bill in the N.C. Legislature would allow concealed carry permittees to keep handguns locked in their vehicles while in state and University of North Carolina system parking lots. Should this be allowed or should the firearms ban be continued? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to or go to — — and post a comment online. Here is one response:
• CCW holders have been vetted, taken courses in firearm safety/deadly force laws. They’ve been fingerprinted by sheriff’s department. These people are not criminals. Why treat them as if they are?