Editor’s Note: Letters regarding the upcoming election will be accepted through Saturday, Oct. 24. Letters pertaining to the election which are received after that date will not be published.
I am writing in regards to your Letters to the Editor policy. It seems that folks can take up to as much space as they want while submitting endless diatribes on one subject or another.
We enjoy reading the paper, articles that have been researched, reviewed for repetition, accuracy and appropriateness for the community. Wish there was more coverage of actual news rather than just a review of sports, reliving the past, etc., especially with our COVID numbers increasing weekly.
Why not let folks know what is really going on in the community, and how to remain safe?
But my main concern is the letters to you, dear editor. Some take up over one-half page of newsprint, which can’t come cheap. The Roanoke Times has a limitation to 350 words, easy to read and move on.
These “term papers” are just overlooked and mostly ignored.
Could you institute a word limitation policy which would ensure the writer to be succinct and to the point? Then, maybe, folks would read them.
There, I finished my letter of 192 words.
Johnson Creek Road, Covington
I first want to urge everyone to vote in the upcoming election.
This election is so very important. Whether you vote in person or by mail, just vote.
I have read every election-related letter that was published. Some of them I read again and again because I just could not believe the garbage that I was reading.
I wanted to rant and rave like others did, but instead I will quote Maya Angelou, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
I have heard it said to vote like your life depends on it, because it does.
Vote! Vote! Vote!
Rita Cardwell, Warm Springs