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