Letters to the Editor, Dec. 31

Dec. 30, 2013 @ 06:10 PM

Thanks, Coach Cutcliffe

The Triangle is blessed to have some of the state's finest universities in her backyard.  Whether you are a University of North Carolina, N. C. State University, N. C. Central University or Duke fan, you should be tickled for the 2013 Duke football team!  Congratulations to Coach Cutcliffe and the team for the invitation to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl Game Tuesday.  Coach Cut has managed to transform Duke’s football program and while doing so, he has won the hearts of many in the Triangle.

Since coming on the scene, Cutcliffe has been a strong supporter of the Durham Rescue Mission.  Each year, he brings the entire team to the Good Samaritan Inn, serving a catered meal to the women and children staying at the Durham Rescue Mission. Then after the meal, those young men get the football out and go through practice drills with homeless children and play a game of football with them. Cutcliffe said he wants to introduce the players to volunteer opportunities in Durham and let them encourage at-risk children to stay in school. 

And the Duke football department has sent tickets to several games, giving many of our clients the opportunity to attend their first college football game, which is very exciting for them.  So, as the team heads to the 2013 Bowl Game, the Durham Rescue Mission wishes them the best!  Coach Cutcliffe, thanks for all you do to help us help others. 

GO DUKE!

Ernie and Gail Mills

Co-founders, Durham Rescue Mission

‘Bless their hearts’

John Mayo's idea (“Thinking lottery ‘out of the box’,” Dec. 30) is a great one. The only people he would need to convince would be our state legislators. 

If his idea would actually make 1,000 new millionaires, the government is going to want all the tax money it can get.  They aren't going to give up a single dime. Just saying, “bless their hearts.”

Bill Wrenn

Bahama