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10/3/2019 6:26:00 AM
GRINS and GRIPES
GRINS to... Michael and Roger, owners of CP Automotive in Stokesdale, for insisting they carry out my 10 Port-A-Pit lunches at Stokesdale Elementary’s fundraiser last Thursday when stopping by to get their own lunches. Chivalry may get buried sometimes, but it’s still alive!
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GRINS to... Michael and Roger, owners of CP Automotive in Stokesdale, for insisting they carry out my 10 Port-A-Pit lunches at Stokesdale Elementary’s fundraiser last Thursday when stopping by to get their own lunches. Chivalry may get buried sometimes, but it’s still alive!

GRINS to...


Oak Ridge firemen who came to my rescue in retrieving keys from my locked car at Oak Ridge Park. I was in a state of panic, and they couldn't have been nicer. They provide such a comfort to our community.


The Summerfield Proud candidates (BJ Barnes, John O'Day, Reece Walker, Lynne Williams DeVaney and Tim Sessoms) for your commitment to take Summerfield in a positive direction.


The specialty teachers (music, art, P.E., media, technology) at Stokesdale Elementary for all you do every day to enrich the lives of our children during the school day and broaden their perspectives. We appreciate you so much!


Stokesdale Town Council member Frank Bruno for spearheading the effort behind our town's 30th anniversary celebration. It was great to see so many families out enjoying the festivities at our wonderful town park.


The nice couple on Trotter Ridge Road who helped me jump-start my car, which had completely died, so I could return home.


Turner Landscaping, which recently installed a flagstone patio, drainage system and a rock fire pit for us. The politeness, knowledge and professionalism were refreshing to experience. Job well done!


Doug Parkes, who wrote that lovely editorial last week about the Northwest marching band. As a former member, it warms my heart to know that people in the community see the incredible organization (band director) Brian McMath runs.


Our neighbors, Cindy and Lee, for sharing their delicious vegetables. Thank you so much for putting a big smile on our faces. It is not only the delicious vegetables we appreciated but your work, time and dedication behind it.


Erin Moll, Stokesdale resident and CrossFit Oak Ridge coach, for winning the 2019 IWF World Masters for her age and weight class.


Town of Oak Ridge for another successful Heritage Day. Special thanks to Sandra Smith, Phyllis Anders and other volunteers for all they did behind the scenes.


The person who cut down the tree that was blocking the "Reindeer Crossing" sign on U.S. 220 in Summerfield. We can see "Rudolph" again. It brings laughter to us every morning on the way to school and work.


GRIPES to...


All of the "Slow Down" signs on N.C. 68 coming into Oak Ridge. They are absolutely hilarious. Those silly signs aren't going to get folks to slow down on a North Carolina highway.


The Experiential School of Greensboro for turning 9-year-olds into SJWs for climate change. "Save the trees or I'll break your knees," one sign read. Never too early to indoctrinate, I suppose.


Those who are trying to force a water system on the Town of Oak Ridge that isn't needed or wanted.


Drivers on Strawberry Road between N.C. 150 and Battleground - it is not the I-73 expressway! I am shocked at the speeds people are going nearing Polo Farms and the greenway. Please slow down, especially nearing the greenway.


The "grinner" in last week's issue who thinks Dwyer, Nelson, Olinick and the rest are for "spending taxpayer money wisely." What about supporting those who are suing our town - or being one of them who is suing, as Nelson is?


The person (or persons) in Elmhurst Estates who continuously burns yard debris. Please be more considerate. In this humid weather, the smoke lingers and makes it hard to breathe, especially for people with asthma issues!


Those who do not obey the speed limit in Oak Ridge. Congratulations! You are the reason we have a lower speed limit and are getting roundabouts.





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