Letters to the editor

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

Don’t perpetuate mistakes

When you import an article from an out-of-state paper, it would be good to read and correct it first instead of perpetuating another writers’ mistake.

Obviously Jeff Hampton has never been within 10 miles of a rock quarry or he would know that the mix of coarse and fine rocks together just as they emerge from the crushing machine is referred to as “crusher run.” “Crush and run” (sic) sounds more like an instruction from a football coach to his linemen.

On a different topic, I think Neil Offen is a wonderful writer. His columns are always interesting, well-written, and have correct grammar and spelling, which is more than can be said for a lot of other writers. Especially his Monday morning columns are full of wit and humor and certainly get the week off to a good start.

Jane Gaede

Hillsborough

Thumbs up to McCrory

Congratulations to to our expedient Gov. Pat McCrory as he delivered his first State Of The State Address. How refreshing to have an engaged governor who realizes North Carolina’s issues, mainly the economy, jobs, schools and a fairness doctrine that deals with a hidden agenda of over-regulation and higher taxation that has been unleashed on every N.C. citizen!

Two thumbs up for McCrory. It's past time for every citizen of this great state to get back to work with focus on the people, stealth education second to none and a government that will be made efficent and worthy of the people.

Margaret S. Hood

Durham