Sound Off: March 29, 2023

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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


Compassion for homeless

Most of the unhoused folks in our city are native to eastern North Carolina. They are our neighbors, cousins and children who can not afford the high local rents. There has to be somewhere, maybe in these empty mansions, that can be converted into apartments with subsidized rents. Where are the people with compassion and resources who can help in this situation?


Don’t ignore needy

It is all very well to drink and dine at our fabulous local establishments. However, some of that money could be spent to help those among us who live in poverty. It is shameful that we have this situation in this city. You can enjoy yourself to the hilt, but you will have to answer, at some point, for ignoring the needy among us.


Retort on Second Street

News flash to the fella who thinks we allow our children to play in the street in Washington. The children on Second Street in the nursery school are ensconced in a fenced area. The children who live in our neighborhood are not permitted to play in the street at all because people speed from stop sign to stop sign in this neighborhood. And drag races are conducted on Main Street. That’s all you need to know about what is going on here. We sorely need traffic bump devices before someone gets hurt. 


Postal service frustration

As a taxpayer I’m incensed about the mismanagement at the postal service and the federal reserve. The rock starts at the top. The postmaster general has long been a problem and our mail just gets worse and worse. It is the fault of the boards that were put in place during the last administration that have not been changed.


Bad behavior at convention

I attended my first Beaufort County Republican convention Saturday. Let’s just say it’s the last one I’ll ever attend. I’ve seen second graders behave better than what I witnessed Saturday. As a matter of fact, when the time comes I’ll be changing my affiliation to unaffiliated.


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