Parks and patients – Letters –

With Jim Goodmon and Gregory Poole backing a destination park for the Dorothea Dix Hospital property, the powerful park advocates are not messing around this time (news story, Aug. 27). Gov. Bev Perdue will be pressured to listen to these prominent people because they have money and influence over public opinion. The General Assembly used money (or lack of it) and influence to close Dix. They defunded the facility for years.

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