Sound Off-Jan. 1, 2012

Published 1:41 am Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

Regarding the Turnage Theater, why don’t some of the people talk to the owners of the Tar Heel Variety Theater in Chocowinity? They manage to keep the place open. I think the Turnage people could use some advice.

The stupidity of local officials and the N.C. Department of Transportation raised its ugly head again with the decision to construct a new traffic pattern at the intersection of U.S. Highway 264 and Asbury Church Road. An automatic traffic light that only changes when a vehicle comes out of Asbury Church Road would be safer and have been much cheaper to put up. I guess that idea would have been too hard to grasp with their limited knowledge of what’s best for the public. PC running amock.

The two men who attacked the EMS worker do not have a surname of eastern North Carolina or Beaufort County. All my life, I’ve never heard tale of somebody beating up the people who come to help you or to help somebody on your property. I guess they’re not from around here.

Does anybody know of any Christian groups or people that are helping people still clean their house out since Hurricane Irene? I am, unfortunately, owner of a home that needs cleaning, and I haven’t been able to clean it out because of a disabled sick relative and myself not doing well. I just need a little extra help. I have family members, but they have been no help at all. People with trucks and vans in my family have not offered even to clean the house out. Isn’t that a shame? But, anyway, is anybody out there able to help?
Editor’s note: The person who submitted this Sound Off item should contact Beaufort County Emergency Management at 946-2046.

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