Letter writer: Welcome to another ‘TrAsheville’

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Yea!  Michael Harney and his [letter to the editor] of Jan. 18 [“Welcome to TrAsheville?” Xpress]. Wait till you experience Alexander Road and Bear Creek Road in the forgotten land of Leicester — it’s the “mini-garbage-dump roads” of Buncombe County.

And let’s not forget all the dead animals on the road because Buncombe County drivers are so caring about our wildlife. “Speed comes before caution” appears to be their motto. The folks who are doing this should be ashamed!

I doubt our commissioner(s) have ever traveled these roads. The suggestion for the “street sweeps” is great! Thank you. We shall see what they do, if anything. Onward.

— Carolyn J. Peddie


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4 thoughts on “Letter writer: Welcome to another ‘TrAsheville’

  1. Lulz

    Local government is only concerned with areas that are around Biltmore, greenways, the RAD and downtown. After all, when you are led around by the nose by OUTSIDE developers and rich handlers, lawyers, and special interests, you tend to insure they are well taken care of. The rest of the city and county can just deal with it.

    • Jay Reese

      The City, County and State Governments jurisdictions are divided among our area. They all do a poor job of cleaning up the litter.

  2. Rick

    Trash along road sides in the mountains is not limited to Buncombe county as the perpetrators are many and widespread. It seems they are members of the “counter-culture” that has no conservative or traditional values such as neatness being a virtue. These folks either were never taught, or else later disavowed, the notion that you keep your living space and your possessions clean and in good order so as to maintain value. I sometimes suspect that these lazy dejected folks are careless about many actions that they might take because of displeasure with their past mistakes and misfortunes in life and they simply don’t care about anything. One need only observe many of the people in Walmart stores to see the indications of personal carelessness…….. hair that looks like that of ancient cave people, excessive body weight, body odors, body markings like those of circus freaks seen years ago, dirty clothes, poor posture, shuffling walking in flip-flops, etc. Poor anti-social attitudes often result in trash being thrown along road sides and improvement won’t soon appear without significant changes in attitudes toward life and themselves. Frequent brief “public service announcements” via radio and television broadcasts that mention the worth of making lifestyle changes and associated actions, like not throwing trash along public roadways, might help.

    • Perri Morrison

      My oh my. Judgmental much? How did you get from trash along the road to human beings in Walmart? Careful when you’re out doing your part picking up trash, and keep your head down, otherwise you might drown if it rains with your nose so high in the air.

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