Most Recent Peeved Articles
Looked forward to my two young grandsons visiting on April 18. Thought it would be nice to take them to a park and took a ride to Holbrook Park. What a shame! On the playground, there had to be almost 1,000 inchworms, lots of spiderwebs, and mud and dirt on all the slides. Sad the town let it get… read more about What a shame!
What peeves me is Jill Swain – namely that she admittedly deters visitors from reading your paper because of the “Peeved” column. Who cares what Jill Swain thinks about your business – or what our neighbors have to gripe about? Given how The Herald promotes local events, business and news, why in… read more about Who cares
I know it's getting to be bicycling season, and a shout out to those who are trying to keep fit, but please, I implore you, stay on the side of the road. No one wants an accident. I get it, share the road, but you pack riders, who ride two or three abreast and think you own the road, are just… read more about A shout out
Can someone tell me why The Peninsula, Jetton Road gets to be repaved when Bethel Church Road has not been paved since the early 1970s????? Bethel Church Road is terrible. It will shake your vehicle apart, literally. The joke is, “Test drive a new car on Bethel Church Road. If it holds up, buy… read more about This is insane
A DDI with crazy masts that sail nothing, now a roundabout? This place is starting to look like a Joie Chitwood Thrill Show. Maybe we could attract some kind of Grand Prix with all these whacky roads. Flaming cars flying out of giant tubes sounds fun. read more about Now a roundabout?
Davidson town leaders are “solving” one problem by reducing the traffic on the town’s main commercial street and creating another for the residents of Potts, Sloan and Beaty streets. Great planning!! read more about Solving one problem, creating others...
Peeved at many residents in the three Wynfield communities. The four-way stop at Torrence and Wynfield Creek Parkway requires that you actually stop! If you must blow through this stop sign since you’re so important, at least slow down to the posted speed limit. Also, four-way stops do not allow… read more about Stop sign means STOP!
Read your article on the connector road project in Davidson that will cost $2.2 million and is funded by: “bonus allocation funds, which came available when [Davidson] town officials agreed to the state’s plan to add toll lanes on I-77 …” Hmm … agreed to play ball with the NCDOT? Wonder what arm… read more about What else?
I am a Birkdale resident, peeved at how Commissioners Danny Phillips and Rob Kidwell lured residents into a meeting about a traffic light to use scare tactics for early campaigning. I'm not peeved that we had town staff show up to tell the truth. read more about Let the truth be told
Those of us living in Cornelius are very well familiar with the debacle called the Diverging Diamond and the disappointing "gateway to Lake Norman" poles/masts. Now comes news that a roundabout is planned for N.C. 21 and Catawba Avenue (Cashion’s intersection). Drivers are already confused by… read more about Please don't do it!!!
Last week while in my yard at 6:45 p.m., I observed a child in a motorized go-cart whiz past my house in the middle of the street. Willow Pond Road starts at Floral Lane and ends in one of the cul-de-sacs in the community and has a number of intersecting cul-de-sacs. It is also the main road within… read more about Wake up!
How come every time I leave my neatly bagged and stacked pile of lawn clippings and 3 feet or shorter sticks on the curb, I return home to a mess left by the sanitation crew? What's the point of leaving it on the curb if I wind up having to throw half of it in the garbage can anyway! read more about What's the point?
The latest revelations about the toll road contract for I-77 should have every taxpayer alarmed at the terms for repaying the loans to rebuild the interstate between Charlotte and Mooresville. While the governor campaigns for his next job, the NCDOT is moving in an ugly direction. If only 25… read more about Where is the money going?
To further challenge one's driving skills, now the Town of Cornelius is planning to add a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 21 and Catawba Avenue. That alone is enough to peeve the average person, but add to that the fact that very few drivers use their turn signals when intending to exit… read more about Another roundabout...
I was walking my dog on a leash in Davidson. As I walked past a construction site near town, a construction worker had left his front window completely down. As we got close, not one, but two large dogs jumped out of the truck and attacked my dog. He ran over and asked, “Did they jump out of the… read more about Leashless and clueless
Why so much road litter in Huntersville? Here's the answer: I had the misfortune of following a garbage truck down McCoy Road for about a mile. During that time, 11 pieces of garbage flew out of the top and all over the road, including one can that bounced and hit my car! And this no doubt happens… read more about Cover them, please
When I need to see a physician, I'd rather go to my dog's veterinarian. They are more organized, pleasant and professional. Just trying to coordinate medical information and referrals between doctors' offices is like trying to scale Kilimanjaro. New plan: Don’t get sick. read more about It's like trying to scale Kilimanjaro
I must comment on a video aired on a local channel showing a teacher assaulting a 10-year-old student. That is bad enough but the teacher was dressed like a gangster with half his rear-end hanging out of his pants. I have to believe that our children are better served in a wholesome, nurturing,… read more about Needs class
Peeved that Mayor Swain voted for an arbitrary increase to the town manager's salary while publicly bemoaning the uncertainty and loss of revenue due to tax changes in Raleigh. If future revenues are so uncertain, shouldn't the town be saving money instead of giving arbitrary raises? read more about Shouldn't the town be saving money instead of giving arbitrary raises
As a driver in Huntersville, I have noticed a lot of these flashing yellow turn signals around town. Recently, my mom was in an accident due to this yellow flashing light during a left-hand-turn confusion, and it makes me wonder about the safety of these lights. I have found mixed reviews in areas… read more about Those yellow flashing lights...
I recently heard Cornelius Police Chief Hoyle speak at an event. He said crime rates are way down (mostly due to national trends). Now the chief wants a half-million-dollar software that provides enhanced information on criminals. They should be reducing the police force and cutting the budget.… read more about When in Cornelius...