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9/12/2019 8:22:00 PM

GRINS to...

N.C. Court of Appeals judges who affirmed the Board of Elections' and two judges' decisions in former Councilman Todd Rotruck's case. The mayor and her cronies will be gone soon, and may wiser heads prevail in November elections. Do your research!

Summerfield's voters who vote carefully and are well-informed. After the chaos of the last three years and the discord on our Town Council, please protect our good town by reading interviews and doing due diligence on the candidates.

Fellow late '90s NWHS graduates Priscilla Olinick (Summerfield) and Derek Foy (Stokesdale). Great to see you running for your respective town councils. I have fond memories of both being positive individuals. This generation needs a voice in town government.

GRIPES to...

Priority One Auto Sales in Stokesdale for parking your vehicles so close to the road. It is impossible to see oncoming traffic from the side streets. I think it is time for you to move to a bigger location!

Fast food restaurants in Oak Ridge that charge higher prices than in Greensboro. Why? I couldn't wait for the local convenience, but now I feel like they are taking advantage of us.

The NWHS JV football assistant coach who refuses to take his hat off, face the flag, and put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. As an Army vet, this is not the example I want for my child.

Todd Rotruck for the fiasco he has created. The Town of Summerfield needs to sue him to recoup its legal fees!

The person who said all businesses should pay employees $15/hour. As a business owner paying the $15 minimum, who is going to guarantee that my income is also $15/hour - especially since I work more than 40 hours a week?

The new color of the Stokesdale water tower. It's absolutely atrocious! It looks like a giant blueberry and sticks out like a sore thumb. I feel like there were plenty of other options!

The sober, sensible motorists who "are ignoring the speed limit of 35 mph" on N.C. 68 in Oak Ridge (NWO's Sept. 5 issue). Somehow 45 mph was perfectly safe, but has magically become dangerous and frightening! Oak Ridge Town Council is a joke.

A Town Council candidate who reads one set of inaccurate minutes to determine his facts. Bill Jones' editorial was accurate. A good council member will look for the truth. "No" votes are not bad on no bid-contracts.

Stokesdale Town Council member Thearon Hooks for posting a disgraceful post comparing liberals to being handicapped. This is unbecoming of an elected official, and not what we need in Stokesdale. You should resign.

Editor's note: We did not see Councilman Thearon Hooks' post, but we asked him about it after receiving this Gripe. Hooks responded that the quote was referencing the movie "Major Payne," and was meant in humor - however, after we emailed him he said he removed it from his Facebook page.

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