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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Lang has laid out an exciting plan
Thank you for “Lang unveils village concept,” July 14 news story. It sounds like the Hollins Magisterial District is lucky to have Brian Lang as a candidate for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
He’s not only the first out of the starting gate with a plan, it’s an excellent plan full of excellent ideas that are for — not against — things that will meet the needs of county residents.
I especially like the concept of a Hollins Village revolving around a new library. As a resident of Glenvar, I can’t begin to tell you how much our new library excites most of us out here.
Roanoke County’s approach has long been something like “what can we do to move forward into the future?” as opposed to “what can we do to stay locked forever in the past?” Lang, as a member of the board of supervisors, will definitely help keep us moving in the right direction.
EDWARD G. KOHINKE SR.
Former Roanoke County Supervisor
Statistics support gun ownership
Re: “More guns and less violence,” July 3 commentary:
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Neviaser on the article he wrote supporting gun ownership for law-abiding citizens, and telling how owning guns prevents and protects the owners from criminals.
Unlike letters your newspaper prints with rambling comments against guns that are just someone’s opinion, with no facts and statistics to back it up, Neviaser did his homework to provide proof of his comments. I am pleasantly surprised, and wish to congratulate your paper for printing something positive about guns instead of anti-gun propaganda.
We do not need new gun laws. We just need to enforce the laws on the books. If your paper wants to campaign against violence, start printing all the damage for which drugs and alcohol are responsible over all our wonderful country.
There is nothing positive about drugs or alcohol, which are responsible for more damage and deaths to humans than guns have been or ever will be.
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