Thursday’s open line

For the past 48 hours, readers have voiced opinions for and against Sheriff-Elect Peter White’s decision to dismiss four deputies upon his assumption of the duties of Sheriff of Vance County today at 5:00 p.m. To say that this issue is divisive is to understate the obvious. When that division is played out on Home in Henderson invites the old argument that the blog is bad for the community because is presents a fractured and disunited face (although perhaps a realistic one) to the world, a world containing investment dollars we so desperately need and brings negative attention to Vance in general.

With that in mind, we ask what can be done to build consensus between the new Sheriff’s Office and the community, regardless of who we voted for in the election?