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11/28/2019 12:30:00 PM

GRINS to...

Our friends who came out to support the Stokesdale Community Choir. Mayor Flynt, you did not go unnoticed.

Mailboxes & More in Oak Ridge Commons. Employees were so helpful today when I had trouble figuring out how to relabel something - and, they also have really cute gift choices, like handmade goat's milk soap, lotion, etc.!

Northwest Observer. Appreciate so much your support, and kudos for your design and donating the invitation to attend the Stokesdale Veterans Day service. This year's service makes 15 years of working together for the benefit of our veterans.

All who understand and empathize that female grocery cart retrievers are at greater risk of being victims of sexual assault, kidnap, rape, murder, grumpy gripers, inconsiderate jerks and exposure to people who don't bathe enough.

Summerfield Fire Department (Zack and Chuck in particular) for responding to my call of a possible gas leak at my house. Their prompt, courteous and thorough professional evaluation determined the actual cause (which was not a gas leak).

The little Italian restaurant that was once confused but has now seen the light. Throughout the summer its flags proclaimed Erin Go Bragh, but now it's Viva Italia! Much more appropriate!

CVS in Oak Ridge for listening to the bad reviews about not having anyone up front since putting in self-service registers. Today a nice young man was available and quite willing to check out people who didn't wish to use self-service machines!

The anonymous person who paid for my granddaughter's and my breakfast at Jake's Diner on Monday morning. What a sweet and unexpected gesture!

Town of Summerfield staff members for planning a great Christmas Tree lighting event. Loved the choir, dancers, refreshments and Christmas spirit, and noticed each of you stayed long after everyone else left to carry out tables, speakers, power cords, etc.

The honest individual who found several gift cards I had purchased (and lost) at the Food Lion on N.C. 68 last Friday, Nov. 22, and returned them to the Food Lion employees.

Oak Ridge Special Events Committee for decorating the entrances to the town for the holidays. Special shout-out to Courtenay Harton for making them look so special.

GRIPES to...

Our neighbors on Scamper Grey Court with the aggressive, bullying dog. There is a leash law in Guilford County during the day and night. Why do you think you're above the law?

The "out-of-date" gripe about Food Lion female employees getting carts after dark. It's concerning safety, especially with a bar in the same parking lot. Do you even watch the news? So ridiculous to think this was about gender or pay!

The underdeveloped minds of people concerning mud holes. They either drive around them, damaging someone's property, or speed through them, increasing their size. Common sense just doesn't exist anymore because someone with a logical mind would slowly straddle the mud hole.

Vehicles on Stafford Mill Road (mostly pickup trucks) with extremely loud exhaust systems or none at all. Respect your neighbors and community and get a decent muffler.

Hunters who feel it's fine to dump deer carcasses on rural roadsides and properties. It draws coyotes, not to mention local pets. Dispose of carcasses responsibly and fewer people would hate hunters. Also, all property belongs to someone.

Oak Ridge Military Academy for letting cadets ask for donations at N.C. 68 and 150. Even if they behave safely, how can they control drivers who are speeding through? Plus, didn't our town pass a law against soliciting there?

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