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Wednesday 05/06/2015
LETTER: Complaints about trucks ignore the bigger picture
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 9:45 am

Complaints about trucks ignore the bigger picture

Tuesday 05/05/2015
LETTER: We should pay heed to predictions in Bible
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 9:13 am

We should pay heed to predictions in Bible

LETTER: Tax-deduction changes hard on senior citizens
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 9:12 am

Tax-deduction changes hard on senior citizens

Monday 05/04/2015
EDITORIAL: Week in Review
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:39 am

NO PHONES ALLOWED: Iredell County has announced cellphones will not be allowed in its courtrooms. While we understand complaints about inconveniences this may cause, we believe this step is both necessary and wise. Whether it is a victim or witness, for example, or an undercover officer taking the stand, there could be many serious repercussions of their images going viral in today’s world. And jurors might feel more intimidated or less inclined to serve if videos or photos of them start popping up online. Ensuring that doesn’t happen is worth the minor inconveniences of leaving the phones behind when you come to court.

LETTER: To know truth about Bible, people should read it
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:33 am

To know truth about Bible, people should read it

LETTER: Refreshing to read about belief in a loving God
Updated: May 04, 2015 - 9:33 am

Refreshing to read about belief in a loving God

Friday 05/01/2015
LETTER: So, everything I learned in Sunday School was wrong?
Updated: May 01, 2015 - 11:15 am

So, everything I learned in Sunday School was wrong?

Thursday 04/30/2015
LETTER: Article didn't include tip for swallowing pills
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 9:24 am

Article didn't include tip for swallowing pills

LETTER: Christians should focus energy on positive ideas
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 9:23 am

Christians should focus energy on positive ideas

LETTER: NC Republicans bite hand that feeds them
Updated: April 30, 2015 - 9:23 am

NC Republicans bite hand that feeds them

Tuesday 04/28/2015
LETTER: Christians must take back power from communists
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 8:59 am

Christians must take back power from communists

Monday 04/27/2015
GUEST VIEWPOINT: Another NC surprise
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:19 am

North Carolina hasn’t mattered in choosing a Republican nominee for president since 1976.  Back then, Gerald Ford had recently assumed the office of president after Richard Nixon’s resignation.  He then negotiated a bum deal at the Helsinki Accords and began negotiations to cede the US Territory of the Panama Canal Zone.  The conservative wing of our party was unhappy with the prospect of Ford as our default nominee.  Ronald Reagan, sensing opportunity, launched his campaign in 1975.

LETTER: Cruel person dumped kittens, threatened drivers’ safety
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:18 am

Cruel person dumped kittens, threatened drivers’ safety

LETTER: Some ‘Christian’ churches need to rethink their values
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:14 am

Some ‘Christian’ churches need to rethink their values

Sunday 04/26/2015
LETTER: City council’s decision will lead to many problems
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:18 am

City council’s decision will lead to many problems

Saturday 04/25/2015
EDITORIAL: Week in Review
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 9:20 am

CROOKS AT IT AGAIN: It seems like every time one outbreak of a scam is controlled, another crops up. This time, it’s crooks calling businesses to say a utility bill is overdue and must be paid immediately. Sure, sometimes you get a call if a bill is overdue. But a legit organization will never mind if you hang up and call back on a verified number, just to be safe. It’s good advice for business owners, who are the targets this time, and for the rest of us who could be next on the scammers’ call list.

Friday 04/24/2015
EDITORIAL: Sweeter deal for schools?
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 10:10 am

Some of the comments from readers about Iredell-Statesville Schools halting ice cream sales in light of a recall by Blue Bell were predictable: "Pretty sure they do not NEED ice cream at school! Maybe a few more books and a little less fatty expensive snacks!"

Thursday 04/23/2015
LETTER: Omitted obituary page missed by R&L readers
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:39 am

Omitted obituary page missed by R&L readers

LETTER: City’s local businesses make downtown shine
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 9:39 am

City’s local businesses make downtown shine

Wednesday 04/22/2015
LETTER: Embrace a healthier diet in honor of Earth Day
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 9:47 am

Embrace a healthier diet in honor of Earth Day

LETTER: Every day is Earth Day for local farmers
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 9:46 am

Every day is Earth Day for local farmers

Sunday 04/19/2015
EDITORIAL: Get your children vaccinated
Posted: April 19, 2015

In light of an increase in recent years of “anti-vaxxers” -- those opposed to childhood immunizations -- it was especially interesting to see the Centers for Disease Control list vaccinations as the top public health achievement of the 20th Century.

Friday 04/17/2015
GUEST VIEWPOINT: Statesville slowly losing its luster
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 10:11 am

Imagine this. It's the year 1980. You are 18. You are going out on a double date in Statesville with your best buddy and their date, and there are so many things to choose from. You could go play a couple rounds of putt-putt at Newtowne Miniature Golf and then go see a movie at Newtowne Cinemas. Maybe afterward, you could shop around at the new Signal Hill Mall or go cruising up and down East Broad Street and see all your friends. This is the typical Friday night of the charming, small-town teenager.

EDITORIAL: Week in Review
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 9:50 am

THE ARTS: It’s been a great week for the arts in Statesville. Between the public art popping up on the greenway and in front of the Iredell Arts Council to Friday’s art crawl and the announcement of an art-themed pocket park on North Center Street ... well, Statesville might yet find some things in common with Asheville. A thriving arts community is a sign of an overall healthy community — let’s keep the culture coming.

Thursday 04/16/2015
EDITORIAL: Making things happen at MCC
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 9:38 am

Mitchell Community College deserves a nod for its focus on educating and training a skilled workforce for our local employers.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
GUEST VIEWPOINT: Firefighters showed compassion
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 10:32 am

I don’t know about you, but I am loving these 70 - 80 degree days. It’s not too hot, nor too cold. “It’s just right,” as Baby Bear said. Still, just a few short weeks ago, the temperatures were plummeting, the wind was howling, and the snow was falling. Many of our neighbors here in Iredell County faced those days with no way to heat their homes.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
LETTER: Sheriff’s office making real effort to bridge gaps
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 11:40 am

Sheriff’s office making real effort to bridge gaps

Monday 04/13/2015
LETTER: Non-partisan school boards doing just fine
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 9:35 am

Non-partisan school boards doing just fine

EDITORIAL: A problem we can't ignore
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 9:37 am

Black lives matter.

LETTER: Americans forced to live under godless laws
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 9:35 am

Americans forced to live under godless laws

Saturday 04/11/2015
EDITORIAL: Week in Review
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 9:46 am

TRAGIC LOSSES: The death of a child is always especially jarring, and Iredell County has mourned the loss of two youth in recent days. Last Saturday, 4-year-old Austin Jacob West drowned in a backyard pool, in what Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell termed a "tragic accident." And on Tuesday night, 15-year-old Dylan Jones and his 17-year-old cousin, Dylan Mirabelli, were involved in a one-car crash. On Wednesday, Jones passed away from injures sustained in the accident. The families and friends of all who knew and loved these children have our deepest condolences.

Friday 04/10/2015
LETTER: Senators urged to vote in support of health centers
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

Senators urged to vote in support of health centers

EDITORIAL: Making space for innovation
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 8:52 am

The Community Makerspace project being developed at the Iredell County Public Library is a model for what learning and innovation are going to look like in the future.

Thursday 04/09/2015
LETTER: Schools have plenty money to pay administrators
Updated: April 09, 2015 - 9:09 am

Schools have plenty money to pay administrators

LETTER: Religion shouldn’t be tool for discrimination
Updated: April 09, 2015 - 9:09 am

Religion shouldn’t be tool for discrimination

Wednesday 04/08/2015
LETTER: Religion shouldn’t be factor in school board elections
Posted: April 08, 2015

Religion shouldn’t be factor in school board elections

Tuesday 04/07/2015
LETTER: Veterans should keep serving through local organizations
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 8:54 am

LETTER: Veterans should keep serving through local organizations

LETTER: Religion about relationship with God, not control of others
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 8:51 am

Religion about relationship with God, not control of others

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Duke's $25M fine is too extreme
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 8:52 am

There is a pendulum of fairness in life that swings.  It rarely finds the point of balance and simply stays in one place.  That pendulum is always on the move.  When it starts moving, the tendency is for many of us to jump on that movement bandwagon … until it gets to the extreme.  At that point, we realize we’ve probably been pushed too far.  We jump off and the pendulum begins to arc in the other direction.

Monday 04/06/2015
LETTER: God-given right to have Christians on school board
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 8:26 am

God-given right to have Christians on school board

LETTER: Take the time to notice nature’s spring beauty
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 8:25 am

Take the time to notice nature’s spring beauty

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Help is always on the other end of the line
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 8:23 am

Iredell County Emergency Communications and Management would like to recognize the men and women who serve in the position of Public Safety Telecommunicator for the Iredell County Emergency Communications Center, Statesville Police Department and Mooresville Police Department.

Saturday 04/04/2015
EDITORIAL: Week in Review
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 8:27 am

A NEW ALLIANCE: Barium Springs Home For Children's reach just keeps growing. A merger with Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk has led to a new name for the organization -- the Children's Hope Alliance. Together, the homes provided service to 3,600 children in 70 counties. The programs they provide are invaluable to children in our community ... and across the state.

Friday 04/03/2015
LETTER: Love for others includes saying no to some choices
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 10:08 am

Love for others includes saying no to some choices

LETTER: Christians should focus on how they live their own lives
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 10:08 am

Christians should focus on how they live their own lives

Thursday 04/02/2015
LETTER: Don’t force Christians to accept others’ choices
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 8:51 am

Don’t force Christians to accept others’ choices

LETTER: The case for party labels in school board elections
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 8:50 am

The case for party labels in school board elections

LETTER: Make informed decisions about vaccinations
Updated: April 02, 2015 - 8:49 am

Make informed decisions about vaccinations

Tuesday 03/31/2015
LETTER: Truck stop rendering doesn’t show full picture
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:01 am

Truck stop rendering doesn’t show full picture

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