SOUND OFF / Sept. 18, 2011

Published 1:28 am Sunday, September 18, 2011

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

I think you have done a poor job of getting information out to the people about the recent storm. You put in the paper on a Thursday about the one-time free food stamps, and then they stopped it that Monday. If you really cared about people you would have put it in the paper sooner.

I loved the article on the 1951-1952 basketball team. For those who were wondering, Edgar Woolard went to N.C. State.

After reading the article about the homeless downtown cats and expressing an opposing point of view from two downtown businesses, I will look forward to the Washington Daily News printing an article expressing a favoring point of view. Let’s be fair and balanced.

Employees of the Department of Social Services are mandated to man and operate the shelters every time there is a disaster and a shelter must open. Many times, these employees are often victims of the disasters, but they still have to leave their families and home to man these shelters to assure that the residents of Beaufort County have a safe place to go. Many times, DSS employees are the first to be faulted, but many times they also are the first to step up to the plate and help out.

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