A reader submitted the following complaint to The Herald Weekly's Peeved section: "Our weekly walk on the Birkdale Greenway turned from a beautiful, pastoral experience of nature at its best, to a sudden and terrible view of beautiful, old-growth trees being clear-cut for some new subdivision. I… read more about Who cut down the trees?
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So, Jeff Tarte goes to India (article in Feb 21-27 issue) and his eye-opening experience started with having to ride coach for 13 hours in the plane, unable to get his usual upgrade? Poor Mr. Tarte. He had to mingle with the masses in the back of the plane. And then he says that in India, they’re… read more about Have you ever been out of the country, Mr. Tarte?
I think recycling is a wonderful idea. However, paying for the (extra) recycling bin(s) is ridiculous!Just another way the (local) government makes money off of citizens' compliance … needless to say … a lot of my recycling ends up in the non-recycling bin(s). read more about Paying for the (extra) recycling bin(s) is ridiculous!
Despite the fact that we live in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods, The Peninsula, we have to have the ugliest road to drive on in all of Lake Norman. Have you seen what they have done to Jetton Road? Nice to know our tax dollars are being put to good use. read more about The ugliest road to drive on - Jetton Road
Davidson Fire is struggling to find membership, has delays in response and has no sleeping quarters for their firemen at the station. However – the town spent over $12,000 on town leaders at a three-day retreat. Compare this to Huntersville – their fire department has to turn away applicants,… read more about Town priorities need a change or I'm moving to Huntersville...
Does nobody have the ability to time the lights around Gilead Road and Exit 23 turning right? I cannot believe that this is just an accepted everyday cluster. It's become a real free-for-all and one that could be easily fixed. read more about Gilead Road is a free-for-all
I am so tired of Hough High students using our neighborhood (Bailey Springs) as a parking lot. We have NO PARKING signs posted everywhere but they just won’t stop trying to sneak into the neighborhood and park on side roads. They leave their trash everywhere, too. Not to mention how many times we… read more about Hough High students - please find other parking
I forgot how blinding being out in the snow can be when it’s sunny. My eyes felt as irritated as Bob Costas covering the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. read more about What does snow blinding and Bob Costas have in common?
Why do some restaurant hostesses routinely drag senior citizens through a half empty restaurant and seat them at the restroom entrance? Not all of us older folks "gotta go" all the time, and the serenade of flushing toilets and hand dryers is most unpleasant. Ms. Grumpy Hostess, how about… read more about How about seating distinguished elders at a window table?
Safe crosswalks with flashing lights on Jetton so people can walk their dogs or get their exercise. No crosswalks on West Catawba where CATS passengers have to dodge worse traffic to catch a bus. Shameful. read more about Safe crosswalks needed on West Catawba
What business is it of the federal government to approve the boardwalk at Roosevelt Wilson? When are the citizens going to wake up to the fact that the federal government has way overstepped its authority? No wonder it spends $3.7 trillion a year, a big chunk of which it has to borrow! read more about The federal government has overstepped its authority
Packaging on toys is terrible these days. They act like the toys are going to get dropped out of an airplane. I need a doohickey just to get into them. read more about What is with the packaging on toys?
That loud, thunderous noise booming overhead? No, that's not low-flying jets. That's the sound of our property values plummeting. read more about What's that loud, thunderous noise booming overhead?
What has me peeved is all the trash on our roadsides here. What are we? You can Adopt a Highway and make this area look much better. Why can’t we throw all our trash away at our home or business instead of throwing it out the window to litter our roadsides? Check out Route 21 between Exit 28 and… read more about Please don't throw your trash on the highways
Individuals with cats for pets who, apparently, do not feel rules and regulations apply to them, nor does practicing common courtesy for their neighbors. What makes you think it is OK for your free-ranging cat to defecate and urinate on my property, to get into regular cat fights with a lot of… read more about Who let the cat out?
To the home in Arbor Croft with the habitual barking dog, I know you hear your dog barking because everyone else within a half mile can. The late night, early mornings get really old. Be considerate to everyone else and do something! read more about Who let the dog out?
NCDOT, know what it stands for? Not Complete 'til Debris On Thoroughfare. Why do they dump all that loose junk on the sides of intersections instead of fixing the roads like a real DOT? That stuff is dangerous when it gets dragged into intersections and they won't put the donuts down long enough to… read more about Come on, clean up our roads like they do in Raleigh!!
It would be greatly appreciated by all if you would be please store your yard waste on your own street rather than spread it all out on Torrence Chapel Road. If you do not have enough room to store your waste in front of your house then hire a removal company. Several times a year you do this and… read more about Please don't share your yard waste
I can understand why you’d want to create a circular driveway, but please reinforce the ground on either side of the sidewalk! Your big trucks and trailers have turned the cement into crumbles, unsafe for all who walk, run and bike there. read more about Please reinforce the ground
It's no wonder the bridge project at Exit 28 is scheduled to take 1 1/2 years to complete. Barrels were placed along the roadway on Dec. 9. Nothing has happened since! Typical road project, get your deposit and move on to the next one. Road contracts should require that companies actually make an… read more about What's up with the bridge project at Exit 28?
Peeved that The Herald juxtaposed the Elevation Church and 2011 property tax debacle stories without referencing Elevation's tax-exempt status. Hundreds of Mecklenburg County taxpayers were overcharged their property taxes, yet Elevation isn't required to pay any property tax. Can someone explain… read more about Why is Elevation Church exempt from paying property taxes?
If my neighborhood public school had a waiting list and no bus service, you’d be clamoring to get in. Choose whichever school is best for your child but don’t mock my choice to avoid the charter lottery mania. We love the excellent services at our home school. read more about Don't mock my choice...