Thanks for support in primary runoff
I would like to thank all my supporters and constituents of York County Council District 4, for helping me win the primary runoff.
I would like to thank William "Bump" Roddey for encouraging all of his supporters to support me in the general election, Nov. 4.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the upcoming general election in November. I ask for your prayers, your support and vote.
My dedication and commitment to you started long before either election and will continue beyond the election process.
Roy L. Blake
Have compassion for grieving family
I am writing in response to Mr. Hood's comments regarding Allen Brandon and mutual respect at graduation, or lack thereof. Members of the Brandon family are close personal friends of mine and, out of respect for Mr. Hood's right to his opinion, I feel he didn't have all the facts, and it got a little personal
Mr. Brandon didn't write the editor or make a fuss, as Mr. Hood suggested. He welcomed The Herald's call and interest in his story because it gave a grieving husband a chance to give his wife a voice. He meant no harm or disrespect to any graduate, parent, family or school.
I'm glad Mr. Hood was able to hold his emotions until the end as directed. But Allen Brandon and his daughter's emotions were a little more raw and at the surface, maybe more than Mr. Hood's were at the time of their children's graduation. Mr. Brandon wasn't able to obey the rules.
I've known Renee and Allen Brandon since we were at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Our children grew up together, as Renee and I did. All he wanted to do was give a cheer for a mother who couldn't cheer and who desperately wanted to be there for her daughter's big day, but God had other plans.
Gas prices won't thwart travel
Will the number of travelers on the roads of the Carolinas decrease due to gas prices for the summer holiday? I strongly feel they will not. If you want to travel, you will do just that. Whether it is to see family or close friends, people will pay the money for gas.
Granted, they complain on the way to the pump, while they are pumping, and as they leave, but the fact of the matter is they pay. They pack up their big trucks and SUVs, and set out on a great adventure. So can we really say that gas prices will keep traveling down? Or is it people will travel if they feel like traveling? My view is, if you want to travel, you will, no matter the gas prices.