In response to “Pay educators more, Hunt says” (Oct. 10):
N.C. must improve teacher pay; say yes to sales tax increase
Good for former Gov. Jim Hunt, speaking up for increased teacher salaries!
And good for all the others who recognize the dire need to support those who play such an important role in the development of our children.
How simple to vote for a quarter-cent increase on Mecklenburg County’s sales tax to benefit teacher pay. Do it!
In response to “GOP leaders fight marriage ruling (Oct. 10) and related articles:
Judges who support same-sex marriage are sanctioning sin
I don’t feel one bit sorry for all the federal judges who ruled for same-sex marriage, and I hope God will deal harshly with them when they stand before Him.
Their support for same-sex marriage places this nation in the position of openly sanctioning sin.
As Ruth Graham once said, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Tillis wastes taxpayer dollars fighting same-sex unions
If Thom Tillis thinks he can fight the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on same-sex marriage issues, he can pay for the attorneys himself.
As a N.C. taxpayer for 14 years, I prefer my money be spent on education, infrastructure and health care.
Since Mr. Tillis finds same-sex marriage distasteful, I recommend he not marry a man.
This is not about “protecting marriage,” since allowing same-sex marriage doesn’t in any way threaten female-male marriage.
This is more about playing a certain role for votes – at the expense of the human rights of N.C. citizens.
In response to “Carolina Theatre project gets $8M” (Oct. 7):
Street-level retail missing from Carolina Theatre project
While I applaud the Belks and Foundation for the Carolinas for their work in restoring the Carolina Theatre, I wish the Foundation would include retail in the restoration and development.
Let us have the Montaldo’s site back for retail on the street and move the Foundation offices into the development site.
Take a cue from 7th Street Public Market – one of uptown Charlotte’s biggest needs is street level retail!
In response to For the Record “Why I won’t work with the Charlotte Housing Authority” (Oct. 9 Opinion):
Section 8 housing caused hardship in my neighborhood
I really wish fewer landlords would work with the Charlotte Housing Authority, but for different reasons than Rick Stikeleather cites.
We had a Section 8 rental house on our street, which was like a waking nightmare for our middle-class neighborhood.
Despite frequent calls to the CHA and police, we had to cope with drug dealing, prostitution and a revolving door of foot traffic at all hours.
Finally, a gunshot in the middle of the night helped get them kicked out.
If you care about your neighborhood, be wary of Section 8.
NFL tackling domestic abuse; so should other employers
By disciplining its players who are convicted of domestic abuse, professional football is taking a giant step toward putting a stop to this atrocity.
Every profession needs to demonstrate this same responsibility by following suit and disciplining its own.
What could be more of a deterrent, more effective to an employee, than knowing that a conviction for domestic abuse means loss of his/her job?
The NFL and AFL can lead the nation in drastically reducing the horrors of domestic abuse.
In response to “Court won’t delay voting law” (Oct. 9):
Court ruling allows plenty of time to register, get voter IDs
Any special voting accommodations that favor one group over another is discriminatory and not acceptable – so ruled the U.S. Supreme Court.
Now, we all have the same time remaining to register before the November 2015 General Election.
Rather than complaining, perhaps the Rev. William J. Barber II and the N.C. NAACP could better spend their time and energy registering voters. And while you are at it, pick up valid IDs, please.
There is plenty of time to do so, and no one is standing in your way.