SOUND OFF / April 6

Published 12:18 am Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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

Would an expert please tell us whether voting is a right or a privilege? I would like the correct answer. Thank you.

Editor’s note: According to Kellie Harris Hopkins, Beaufort County’s elections director, the right to vote can’t be taken away if you are a citizen of the United States. When a person is convicted of a felony, he or she forfeits his or her rights of citizenship, said Hopkins and members of the Beaufort County Board of Elections. However, the felon’s citizenship rights, including the right to vote, can be restored after his or her sentence has been served.

UHS cannot be expected to bail out every mismanaged county and small hospital in eastern North Carolina.

The new police station needs to be in one place and one place only: The old P.S. Jones building.

The gazebo in Aurora was not handicapped-accessible. However, you don’t tear a house down because it is not handicapped-accessible. The gazebo was in excellent shape and should have been sold by sealed bid.

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