Sunday, October 7, 2012 —
The following letter is response to an article in the Sept. 30 SNAP:
While looking at the headlines on the SNAP, one read “Former doctor facing charges dies.”
I find this extremely disrespectful to Dr. Pastorini. I do not talk about people behind their back, nor those who have gone on and cannot pose a rebuttal to my statements about them. I encourage everyone to read his obituary and let him be remembered for the accomplishments in his life that are stated there. The front page article reminds me of a quote from Charles Foster Kane (in “Citizen Kane”): “I don’t know how to run a newspaper Mr. Thatcher; I just try anything I can think of.”
I guess the article about Monarch earning CQL accreditation or the article about Stanly Regional Medical Center hosting the United Way agency fair or the fact that if the reader even makes it to 7C, they will only then learn about the local “Play Fore a Cure” charity golf tournament, did not deserve the creditability of the front page.
I feel that if the death of a father, along with his convictions, is what the SNAP sees as selling more papers than the hope for a cure for breast cancer, perhaps they should re-evaluate their business plan, as well as the readers should re-evaluate their subscriptions.
With the SNAP being my first employer at the age of 15, I feel more embarrassed. I was proud of a local paper, that many towns do not have the privilege of having. However, if “Enquirer Style” news is what they feel is best for their targeted market, then I look forward to next week’s cover story of either yet another “Bigfoot” sighting, or perhaps a picture of Miley Cyrus sneaking away with the “still alive” Michael Jackson on a visit to Scarowinds; can’t wait.
Steven C. Morgan
Sunday, October 7, 2012 —
- Letters to the Editor
Be nice to a veteran
Charles Plumb was a Navy pilot, who on his 76th combat mission over North Vietnam, was hit by a surface to air missile and had to eject. He parachuted into enemy hands and spent the next six years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He survived and now lectures on life’s lessons learned from that ordeal.
Thanks for the support
On behalf of the Cabarrus/Stanly Chapter Board of Thrivent, I would like to personally thank Dennis Vineyards, Medical Pharmacy, Uwharrie Bank and Thrivent Financial for sponsoring the Starry, Starry Night Charity Ball benefitting Stanly Community Christian Ministry.
No ‘Memorial’ in title doesn’t sit well
Born just after World War II, to a war veteran, I grew up in the shadows of uncles and cousins who were WWII vets. Many Saturday nights were spent sitting by the fireplace, listening to their war stories of the places they were sent, what they had to endure and what they witnessed. They are my heroes. It is because of what they and U.S. military veterans since, have or are suffering, that I do what I can for any veteran who calls upon me. They have made me and they drive my life.
Stanly County Senior Services to recognize senior citizens
Again this year, the Stanly County Senior Center will host its annual 90+ Birthday Party for all Stanly County residents who are 90 years old and older with a Country Western themed party. This event will be July 25 starting at 2 p.m. at the Stanly County Senior Center.
We are not the bad guy
This letter is for staff writer Ian Faulkner. You do not seem to think the threat from North Korea is serious. Read your history of war. I’m glad that our country takes it serious.
Citizens need to participate in health assessment
The Stanly County Health Department is partnering with Stanly Regional Medical Center to conduct a community health assessment.
New bill would help business
I am writing in reference to a new “open competition” auto insurance bill that was introduced in the N.C. House and Senate.
Respect the graves
As far back as I can remember, as far back as my grandparents could remember there has always been a clump of trees located across from Centerview Church, up on the hill, on the Northeast Connector.
How refreshing each week to read the article written by Doug Creamer.
On Sept. 4, 2012, I received a letter from Stanly Co. Office of Planning and Zoning. Thus began a string of four office visits to obtain information that could have been provided sooner.
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