People living here driving cars from other states: You have 30 days to get N.C. plates! read more about You have 30 days to get N.C. plates!
Most Recent Peeved Articles
With all the hype about all that the Town of Huntersville has to offer, how many people would take their out-of-town guests to the center of town and say, "This is the center of our beautiful town?" It's a run-down, dilapidated disgrace and shame on the mayor for not attempting to beautify it… read more about It's a run-down, dilapidated disgrace
Is this city going to do anything about widening Statesville Road traveling north to Gilead? You have that center turning lanes doing nothing and single line traffic backed up to Alexander Road. It is only going to get worse. Make it four-lane road. read more about Make it four-lane road
Is the Cornelius Police Department so desperate for money, they run a license plate for no apparent reason while I was still in my own subdivision? Discover the drivers license expired four days earlier. No renewal received from the DMV. Said I would go to the DMV that day. Told I could not move… read more about Why aren’t they targeting real criminals!
This is my bad driving peeve for this week. When you are driving along the interstate highway, you might want tolook at that thing that is attached to your front windshield. It's called a rearview mirror. And when you do finally look, you might see a string of cars and trucks directly behind you.… read more about Please look at that thing that is attached to your front windshield
I, like thousands of others in the community, live more than onebut less than five miles from Birkdale Village. I would love to hop on my bike and go shopping or out to eat with my husband. But, of course, there are no bike racks in Birkdale and biking seems to be discouraged. I understand not… read more about Bike racks on the outskirts of Birkdale, please
A block-long street in Davidson, despite signs on both sides clearly stating DO NOT PARK HERE, nearly always has the same cars parked there. It is tough for school buses, garbage trucks, rescue vehicles, not to mention neighbors. Hint: Check Watson-Magnolia corner. read more about DO NOT PARK HERE...
Birkdale is a desirable location. Why? Amenities, including the golf course. The course closed last summer. Birkdale homeowners worried about the negative impact on home values. But these same people destroy the course's value by treating it as a walking, jogging, biking, dog park. Stop. It's a… read more about It's a business, not a park
To "peeved that we're raising an entire generation of children who will not be taught that sticks and stones may break their bones, but words will never hurt them": Don't you remember when you said that on the playground? When somebody had said something that hurt your feelings!! read more about Let's treat others the way you would want to be treated
Why are cars allowed to park on Bridgeton Lane and other streets in The Greens at Birkdale for days on end without moving. I thought it is a Huntersville traffic violation to stay more than 24 hours in one spot. Owners here have driveways and garages but they seem to be the violators. read more about Please park in your driveway or garage
I would like for someone to explain to me why people walk/run/bike in the street, instead of using a perfectly good sidewalk. Sidewalks offer pedestrians a safe area to walk, but people are constantly in the street (a few feet away from an empty sidewalk). It really peeves me off! read more about Why aren't you using a perfectly good sidewalk?
In the past few days I've observed three drivers – all gals, with a dog on their lap while driving and two of them were chatting on their cell phone. When my kids drive off, I pray that none of you are around. I pray that none of my children will be injured or killed by you in a traffic accident as… read more about It only takes just a little common sense
The Cornelius board has thrown a developer under the bus, demanding they fix a traffic problem that exists with or without their development. Politicians hype a public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek but want one developer to pay for that intersection? Public money to a private firm to build a… read more about Thrown under the bus...
Why are cars allowed to park on Bridgeton Lane and other streets in The Greens at Birkdale for days on end without moving? I thought it is a Huntersville traffic violation to stay more than 24 hours in one spot. Owners here have driveways and garages but they seem to be the violators. read more about Why are you parking in the street?
They should have a rule that you have to be at least 16 to push a cart in the grocery store. These whippersnappers standing on the cart so they can glide farther and faster are going to cause a serious injury one day! read more about You may need insurance to go grocery shopping...
My "peeve" is about the traffic signals at Gilead Road and Reese Boulevard. With cameras and trip sensors both inoperative, these signals have reverted to a poorly timed cycle that has no idea where the traffic is. Huntersville is preparing to spend thousands on a "study" for a traffic remedy on… read more about For a cup of coffee...better functioning traffic signals on Gilead
When will joggers and strollers learn they should wear light or bright clothes when running or walking at night? We live off a very narrow, busy road without sidewalks and it is terrifying to drive on that street in the late dusk or evening with these dark figures looming ahead of you. I'm… read more about Please wear light or bright clothes when running or walking at night
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?
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?
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...