SOUND OFF: 2/1/12

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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


I heard a rumor that the lawsuit by a town resident against the Town of Belhaven over a downtown sewer connection had been settled. Since there has been no public news from the mayor or Town Council, I assume the town lost the lawsuit. Letting the lawsuit happen in the first place was a dumb act by the town administration. This lawsuit probably cost Belhaven citizens thousands of dollars when the problem could have been corrected initially for several hundred dollars.


I want to thank Harvest Church for hosting the Culture Shock event this past Saturday. The music was awesome, but the messages delivered were even better.


The last time I ate in restaurants downtown, shopped downtown, it happened to be seniors doing the shopping and the eating in the establishments, not young people. So, that was a totally ludicrous statement concerning seniors.


Why not show a little love and kindness instead of trying to make other people’s lives miserable? This so-called junkyard is a part of the man’s livelihood. Why don’t you take a stroll through there one day? You might find things that make you smile instead of complain. People riding by can only say this man has chosen a unique profession. Other towns have these, and some people drive long distances just to explore them. Some of us realize it’s a job and he’s not collecting welfare.


Concerning the so-called junkyard: My wife purchased a used mower and metal-blade fan this summer. They work great and didn’t cost a fortune either.


Sound Off comments are screened for subject matter, clarity and length of message. Comments about private businesses (except the WDN) and some individuals are not allowed. On occasion, we cease publishing comments about topics that have been fully discussed in Sound Off. Call 252-946-2144 ext. 235 to comment, (30 seconds maximum time). (All submissions are subject to editing).