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Letter: Hard times for NC

I am greatly disappointed about many things happening in the state of North Carolina. I and my ancestors before me. have always lived here. Single parents are now working two jobs to make a living. The costs of food and other necessities are outrageously high, yet the minimum wage stays the same. The lottery scratch-offs are rigged. I have bought many of these, but never win anything.

I don’t understand why the cost of living keeps rising, but those of us who pay taxes never get a break. Why keep building more prisons? Instead make the offenders responsible for their actions, so they will not return to prison again. Thanks for letting me have my say.

— Marjorie Oxendine

China Grove

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