SOUND OFF / March 24

Published 12:44 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

You need to leave North Carolina if you think cigarettes shouldn’t be sold here, or maybe we should stop selling food to overweight people.

Thanks so much to Pinetown Fire Department for the wonderful barbecue and chicken dinner on Saturday. It was great.

We live in NASCAR country. It needs to be in the paper.

Kudos to Donna Parker’s letter to the editor on March 22. My husband and I have lived in 13 states and had to provide IDs to vote. North Carolina should follow this procedure as it would surely eliminate the chance of voter fraud.

I enjoy the Washington Daily News, but if I didn’t get it for any other reason than for Bartow Houston’s columns, it would still be worth it. Keep up the writing, Bartow!

There is a lot of turmoil going on in the world right now, but the biggest controversy in town occurred last week at a local diner over the Daily News. Who says the paper is just another mullet wrapper?

They sent all our tobacco-related jobs overseas. They sent all the textile jobs overseas. Now, they are going to try to put all the commercial fishermen out of work and send that work overseas. We are so smart we are stupid. Our politicians have lost their minds.

I really like the new Grimesland bridge. It is great! I am hoping DOT will soon finish the junction of the asphalt and cement at the bridge to eliminate the awful bump that must be really hard on our tires.

I have read the complaints about the cost of the signage for Veterans Park. I think $37,000 is very cheap when compared to the soldiers who have given their lives for the freedom of this nation.

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