An open letter to the youth of our county and state: North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has just signed a bill that will end the moratorium on hydrofracturing (fracking) in our state. This will have a profound effect on us all.
The world is your inheritance. If you care about life and health, please learn more about this process. You may agree with the governor. That is your right. But please don't agree without knowing what you are agreeing to. Learn about it. There is enough information on the internet to help you make a decision.
Whether or not you are old enough to vote now, the world will one day be in your hands. Please care enough to make a choice and stand behind it.
If what you learn concerns you, please let your voice be heard. Write letters. Make telephone calls. Let our representatives know how you feel.
You deserve a better world than the one waiting in the wings.
Loretta Holland — Franklin, N.C.