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5/31/2018 3:09:00 PM

Memorial Day came, went without remembering veterans' sacrifices

Coming from Long Island, relocating to Stokesdale, North Carolina, has been everything I expected. One of the things I have noticed is that the culture here strongly supports the family unit and love of country, which are two core values I also support. What truly upset me this past week, though, was the total lack of support for our veterans on Memorial Day.

I was surprised that the only Memorial Day parade I could find was in Thomasville. I, for one, am extremely disappointed in this lack of remembrance for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice so each and every one of us can enjoy the freedoms we have.

I am calling on the local town leadership of Stokesdale to come up with a plan to not make this mistake again in the future. We don't need an extravagant affair or parade, but at least a memorial service and recognition of our fallen veterans would be a good start. I am sure the Stokesdale Fire Department would be more than happy to let us use their facility for a Memorial Day service.


Council members' behavior is disturbing

I can hardly wait for the next municipal election. As a long-time resident of Summerfield, I am very disturbed about the recent antics of some of our elected town council members. The current mayor starts her tenure by making enemies and demonstrating a complete lack of knowledge of basic procedures. One elected member was not a resident at the time of the election and should have known that, or at the least, inquired prior to running for office. That same person is wasting our limited financial resources with a frivolous lawsuit. I have to wonder, just what is his agenda?

A third council member in closed session wanted to record the meeting. It is a "closed session" for a reason, and under no circumstances should be recorded by any member of council. Now she claims to have been assaulted by a long-time council member.

This trio is unfit for office, and I for one cannot wait for the next election.


Thanks from Erwin Montessori

I'd like to thank Pearce Elementary, Monticello Brown Summit Elementary and Summerfield Elementary schools for taking the time and effort to collect and deliver thousands of books and teacher supplies to Erwin Montessori after our school was recently hit by a tornado. Erwin Montessori is now located at Alamance Elementary School. Teachers and students appreciated the much-needed materials.

Dr. Deborah Parker, principal, Erwin Montessori School

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