What did we get for our money?

Published 6:14 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To the editor:
The dust has cleared and thousands of dollars in road work has been finished.
What have we for our money?
A riskier Newmarket stop street where South Trade Street northbound oncoming traffic is even harder to see, and a one-way parking area where virtually no cars ever park.
Newcomers approaching Tryon from the north ride on nice new pavement. If we want to attract new business and tourism, the money would have been better spent partnering with the N.C. Department of Transportation to extend the hazardous crumbling sidewalk, and to repave South Trade Street to the S.C. border.
Why shouldn’t we respect those approaching from the south by making their entrance just as smooth, instead of getting that bumpy feeling of a Conestoga wagon ride with Ward Bond and Gabby Hayes?
– Pete Terwilleger, Tryon

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