SOUND OFF: 2/25/12

Published 7:31 pm Friday, February 24, 2012

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

Let’s see: 20 northeastern North Carolina counties have decided the ocean is not going to rise. Could they also decide to part the waters of the Pamlico River from Bayview to Aurora?

I really appreciate the editorial in the Feb. 21 paper and totally agree with it. We tried one of the Greenville papers for a month, and it doesn’t even compare with the Washington Daily News. We appreciate you keeping the local news coming. That’s what we want to find out about, and you’re doing a great job.

Since Coca-Cola is having its 100th anniversary this year, why doesn’t it repaint the Coca-Cola bottle on top of the Coca-Cola plant coming into the city from the west?

If you enter Washington on U.S. Highway 264 coming from the east as you get to the city limits, you will see a sign in front of First South Bank that clearly reads: “Welcome to Washington, the Original, 1776.” Enough said.

I have come up with a solution for the ones who think they have to ride the ferry to work at PotashCorp-Aurora, and they won’t have to pay the proposed ferry tolls: drive to work. Oh, you say that will cause a burden, you have to get up earlier, or oh, the price of gas. Well, the ones who drive to Washington, Greenville or Williamston to work don’t get a free ferry ride. Let’s do the right thing. There are no more free ferry rides, or get PotashCorp to buy the ferry and run it for the people who work there.

Can anybody tell me why gas in Aurora is $3.79 and the national average is, what, $3.55? I sure would like to know why the difference.

There’s not that much to read in the paper, but I’m sure glad we didn’t have to read about Whitney Houston.

Sound Off’ is getting a little boring. How about spicing it up a bit? One thing I enjoy is Sound Off, and some days it’s good and some days it’s bad. You need to really get it going again.

Just curious what the picture on the front page of the sports section had to do with the actual article that it was being associated with?

The Washington Daily News is really getting slack. The sports page was only one page — used to be it was like two and a half pages. I don’t think y’all have but one sportswriter who’s trying to cover the whole world. The ACC schedule is seldom in there nor what games are coming on TV. The paper is really getting to be fewer pages. Looks like the Greenville paper is on the way.

When people start caring more about animals than they do human life, the county has a problem.

I read with interest about the George Washington celebration.

Thanks to the Rev. Edward Moultrie Jr. for that wonderful column concerning Whitney Houston. It contained lessons for all of us, lest we forget. It had a heart and it was human.

The reader requesting ACC scores is right on. I can’t believe that your readership, including me, would not find baseball, basketball and football ACC scores more important. And if space is an issue, certainly get rid of the National Hockey League. I can’t imagine there’s much interest in that.

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