Your View: Get moving with S. Main road work, please

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 07:57 PM

I want to take the opportunity to thank the city of High Point and or the N.C. Department of Transportation for tearing up S. Main Street from East Fairfield Road up to the Race Way gas station.  They have made a terrible stretch of road even worse.  Now instead of a rough road we now have separated pavement, potholes and manhole covers sticking above the rest of the road.  It does make for exciting driving as you dodge and weave around all of this.
They started tearing South Main up about a month ago and as of today, May 28, there are no signs of any repaving. If I wanted to go on a thrill ride I would sign up to drive at Charlotte Motor Speedway or go to Carowinds.
I’m happy to say that once they do decide, if they do decide to repave this stretch of road, I along with many others will have to take my vehicles to have the front end aligned. (I wonder if we can send the city or the state the bills for these realignments)?   I really cannot thank them enough for making South Main such a pleasure to drive on.
BARRY HELSABECK
High Point

Why the lights in Greenway tunnel?
If you are wondering how High Point can waste more taxpayer money, besides studies about pits, sea-cans and road diets, here’s one. Why were lights installed in the Greenway tunnels that run under College Drive and Centennial Street? It sounds like a good idea except for the fact that the Greenway is closed at night. According to city code 7-1-2 (A) the Greenway is closed from sunset to sunrise. By the way one of these lights that cost hundreds, if not thousands, to install has already been destroyed by vandals.
RAY LANDON
High Point

It’s ‘ruling class’ vs. the rest of us
President Obama’s commitment to socialism’s mantra of “redistribution of wealth” by pitting one class against another brings to mind the great Winston Churchill’s words on socialism: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.  The inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
For the six years of Obama’s presidency, the real unemployment rate stays about 13 percent and real income has decreased by about $4,000. The real class warfare is not between the rich and the poor but between the ruling class and all the rest of America regardless of class. Incompetence is accepted as the new normal, empty words about “accountability” are uttered by Obama after each breath-taking scandal succeeds the previous scandal. But he utters the words with such a sense of detachment and disinterest that makes one wonder if he comprehends the degree of dysfunction that exists in his White House or if he even cares.
Considering his lack of interest in the shameful VA scandal which he has known about for six years, the only conclusion a person can reach is that he does not care about anything except pursuing his delusional and rapidly unraveling vision of “fundamentally transforming America.” May God have mercy on and continue to bless America and its veterans!
STEPHEN F. BAGNELL
High Point

 

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