WBTV Speak Out Editorial: Editorial Responses

The following is a response to a recent Speak Out editorial. The views expressed are solely those of the speaker.

Many of you are responding to our SpeakOut editorials…and sending us your views on issues affecting our community.

In regards to the Duke coal ash spill and who will pay for the cleanup,

Celeste from Matthews writes:

"It seems to me that, while Duke Energy customers did benefit from Duke Energy's low cost disposal methods to some extent, the people who had the most benefit from the policy were upper level executives who received bonuses based on profit and stockholders. I think the time has come for the risk to be realized by those groups rather than customers, many of whom live on shoestring budgets."

We asked if it's time to admit that colleges actually ARE minor league systems for the NFL and NBA, and if student athletes should be paid to play?

Les Herring strongly disagreed.

"College is for learning, not paying for sports players. You are demoralizing the basis of an education when you start paying people to attend a college just for sports. Sports are extracurricular activities and should stay as such. If you want minor league basketball, then start it up. Our country has become dumb enough."

Let us know what you think. Look for the SpeakOut page under the community tab on WBTV.com.