Letters to the editor — Friday (7-25-14)

  • Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 12:05 a.m.

Old Beatty Ford Road is in trouble

Please listen to me. The N.C. Department of Transportation has proposed relocation of Old Beatty Ford Road from its intersection with Bostian Road to Lentz Road.

Old Beatty Road has been a through-road since its inception. The new road they propose is 3.1 miles long; it will run through property they want to commercialize.

The problem is they want to take out the bridge out over I-85 and not replace it, which leaves us at a dead end on Old Betty Ford Road. They say it is cheaper to build a new road, with taxpayers' money, for 3.1 miles instead of making three curves straight on the existing Old Beatty Ford Road.

I would like to see an independent study done on this project. This project is out from China Grove close to I-85. Keep in mind they are going to use taxpayers' money to do this.

I asked the people that, if there were no other way, to please have mercy on us and build an access road to the new one.

— Tom Corl

China Grove

The next election

Who is watching the taxpayers' money? Thank God the city manager is gone. Taxpayers can't stand any more. Maybe the next city election we can get rid of all City Council. We need people that can run the city. They can't even watch one employee. I retired. I wish that I could have been able to write my own goodbyes.

— Charles Black


Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.