SOUND OFF / April 20, 2011

Published 12:12 am Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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

Kudos to Boyette, Hookway and Everett in their attempt to bring the Democrats into the 21st century. It is no surprise that the two cousins still see no evil in a voting system that is detrimental to the county and has long since ceased to serve either the Democrats or the Republicans.

Having Jerry Langley and Ed Booth participate in the Democratic Party discussion about district voting is like having the fox discuss putting a fence around the hen house. Both of these men can benefit from the current system, and they suffer from a fundamental conflict of interest. The Democratic Party should also be discussing term limits for county commissioners and going back to two-year terms.

The space shuttle that is retiring should come to eastern North Carolina on account of the Wright Brothers. I think our elected officials should try to get it in Beaufort County.

Washington is a wonderful place to live with all the opportunities and activities offered to the people.

How can you have a Beaufort County Democratic Convention without notifying the public?

It’s about time the city did something for residents inside the city. Having our electric rates reduced 5 percent is nothing in comparison to the city taxes we pay. There needs to be more benefits for living inside the city limits and paying those taxes.

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