Guilford County voters are going to the polls to decide whether to raise the county sales tax by one-quarter of a cent. We have for months, as have many others, been concerned about the lack of specifics on what this possible increase in tax money — estimated at $14 million — would buy.
Election Day nears and it is very important that High Point citizens understand the impact of their votes on that day.
As 50-year residents of Ward 5, we are well-acquainted with City Council candidates Britt Moore and Jim Davis.
Over the past year I was honored to serve as President of the NC Sheriff's Association. During this time and over the past eight years I have had numerous opportunities to work side by side with Sheriff BJ Barnes on some very important issues. Without reservation I can say Sheriff Barnes is a man of true integrity.
This earth is currently ruled by men (and women) but one day that will change. I often wonder what Jesus will find when he finally returns. Many of our current leaders are a reflection of what we have allowed ourselves to become as a state and nation. Political parties are not perfect but it is clear that one party stands against what most of us should consider sacred.
Britt W. Moore deserves your vote for High Point City Council At-Large. During his two terms, I know Moore to be a sincere individual with a desire to listen to all the citizens of High Point.
I just sent a letter to the Civitas Institute endorsing a petition supporting term limits on elected U.S. Senate candidates. It occurred to me that term limits on High Point City Council members is equally important. This is one of many reasons that I’m voting for Alyce Hill in the High Point City Council contest.
I think that it is a shame that ''our'' elections are for sale, but according to the unelected Supreme Court, corporations are people, and giving money to politicians is free speech.
Why didn’t Obama bring change to Washington? Well of course, he did, despite the opposition from Congress. But, let’s look back to early 2009, right after he was inaugurated, and examine the lack of Republican cooperation from the very beginning.
Mobile Meals of High Point is one of the best organized and best run nonprofit community service groups in High Point. It is supported totally by donations, without any government funding, and totally run by volunteers.
Our forefathers thought that a person’s right to vote was so important that it is mentioned five times in the Constitution, more than any other right. Some would have us believe that voting is a privilege and they wrongly compare it to having to show an ID to driving, buying liquor, some over-the-counter medications or other cases of regulated privileges.
It is my pleasure to write a character reference for Cynthia Y. Davis, who is the current chairwoman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of High Point.