Letters to the editor
Regarding your article on the recent cyber attack on the S.C. Department of Revenue, just what was Gov. Nikki Haley thinking?
I am concerned and very disappointed that the governor’s office waited 16 days to alert us to this cyber attack. Sixteen days could do a lot of damage to my finances. Would the state have waited 16 days to alert me if there was a threat to my life?
The governor’s statement in The Post and Courier, “You don’t go slim on this. You go strong on this,” is hypocritical. If she were going strong, then we would have been alerted immediately.
What’s next? Will she put the blame on our legislators?
The governor can make all the political statements she wants, like “slamming someone against the wall.” The governor has slammed herself against the wall and has ensured that she will only be a one-term governor. If she does choose to run again, South Carolina will probably have a Democratic governor.
I was a supporter of Haley; however, her lack of concern for her constituents has ended it. Perhaps she should resign so our lieutenant governor, with a proven record of caring for his constituents, can restore our confidence in the state.
Oh, and by the way, is it really a great day in South Carolina?
David C. Bowers
S. Constellation Drive
The Summerville Community Orchestra presented a rousing concert Oct. 26 at the Summerville Baptist Church. The audience was enrapt.
Alexandr Dzyubinsky and concertmaster Allen Hendricks performed the most beautiful and emotional of violin pieces. James Solomon led the cellists who complimented the pieces with their warm and vibrant sound. The percussionists were outstanding as well.
The Salute to Big Bands was also enjoyable; we loved the touch of swing.
The concert presented an array of beautiful pieces by outstanding composers. Music director Alexander Agrest deserves a special thank you. He conducted with grace and is always a joy to watch, as his energy is unlimited.
A standing ovation was indeed warranted. The Summerville Community Orchestra provided the community a beautiful experience.
Schooner Bend Avenue
Charleston County Council is elected to make necessary decisions. But even after numerous studies of various alternatives, council tried to get the state to make the decision on completing I-526.
It appears council has adopted the habit of the state and national legislative bodies and become afraid of offending someone, which leads to doing nothing and blaming others. I suggest council members who are afraid to make decisions be rewarded by being replaced by people who can.
I went to the Charleston County auditor’s office the second week of October and requested the tax bills for my vehicles, which were expiring in October and November, so that I could notify them of my move from Charleston County and could pay taxes in Berkeley County, where I now live. I was told that the November tax bills would not be ready for three weeks and I would have to come back if I did not receive mine in the mail. The clerk was not helpful or friendly.
I did not receive the forwarded tax bill so I went to Moncks Corner to handle the one I had. I was greeted with smiling faces. I made conversation with the clerk about the situation with my other vehicle expiring in November. Her response — no problem. Let me do that one for you while you are here. I can pull the information from the highway department.
I paid both tax bills, went to the highway department for new registrations/decals and was back at work in about an hour and a half.
Shout out for Berkeley County auditor’s office for service to citizens. It makes it less stressful for citizens to be met with smiling faces and pleasant people. Might want to share your secrets with the sourpusses in Charleston County.
As an avid College of Charleston basketball and baseball fan, I don’t approve of the school’s looming exit from the Southern Conference. I want to thank the six smart members of the board who voted against the move.
Furthermore, I don’t think fans were consulted. The only time fans are consulted is when the athletic department wants money. As a result of this move, I wouldn’t be able to attend many away games.
Am I the only disgruntled fan?
Fort Lamar Road
As I drive the Lowcountry roads, I see a lot of cars not owned and made by American companies. For those of you who are hurt by or complain about the economy, try thinking a little.
The profits off of any product, no matter where sold, go to the country and company owning that business. If it is U.S.-owned, part of the profits go into the shareholders’ pockets, part of it goes to upgrading and expansion of the business.
When you buy American, you are helping our economy.
So if you drive a foreign car, you are part of the problem. Foreign car repair shops aren’t going broke.
Cantering Hills Lane