What a disappointment

I read with amazement the [opening sentence] of “New Crop,” the Sept. 11 cover story: “Follow a gravel road through the heart of Leicester, traverse a water-filled ditch, and you'll find WNC's future farmers hard at work." What a blatant lie! There are hardly any gravel roads left in the area and certainly nothing in the heart of the village.

I can remember as far back as the early 1940s, and there was a two-lane paved road at that time in the heart of the village. Two bus lines provided service to Asheville every hour.

Today the vehicles-per-day count stands at 18,500, with the Department of Transportation wanting to build a road to handle 60,000 vehicles per day.

When I pick up a Mountain Xpress to read, I expect reporting in the highest caliber. What a disappointment.

— Peggy Bennett
Leicester

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