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4/30/2020 2:00:00 PM

GRINS to...

Northern Elementary staff for being the best! Even now you are here for kids and families, answering questions and helping us at every turn.

The kind, unselfish lady who shared her sanitizer to wipe down my basket on April 18 when Dollar General did not supply any. Smiles, and be safe!

Luigi's in Summerfield for not only providing great takeout during this trying time, but also for feeding the kids in the community.

Everyone who supports our public schools, not just the "proud supporters." As taxpayers, we have no choice in the matter - even when we homeschool - and are forced to fund our education system whether we use it or not.

Jennifer Mun and her crew at Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge Commons for continuing to offer warm smiles and positive, encouraging words with our take-out meals, especially when your restaurant has been so hard hit.

GRIPES to...

The alarming number of parents unconcerned with their child's education during the pandemic. The government allows 185 days to teach life skills, so please help provide children with opportunities to expand their knowledge for a future with a desirable wage.

Small businesses that hurt the economy by hiring "street employees" or felons to avoid paying suitable wages for a certain trade while jeopardizing the safety of their customers. What a way to save money when the employees won't pay taxes!

Stokesdale Town Council, who last year got the largest pay raise in history and are refusing to do the same duties as past council members. Instead, you want to hire more employees at the town's expense. Stop the ever-growing Stokesdale government.

Editor's note: Just to clarify, not all council members are in favor of hiring people to organize the town's events and look after the town park/property maintenance, and although that has been suggested, the suggestion has not been voted on.

The driver of the pickup truck who stopped at our driveway on Southard Road (Stokesdale) and overloaded our garbage cans. Shame on you - pay for your own service.

Cooks at a Colfax restaurant offering take-out who weren't wearing gloves while handling my food (observed this at the pick-up window). Was told the Health Department doesn't require them to wear gloves!?

Gov. Roy Cooper for extending statewide stay-at-home order. COVID-19 does not warrant broad draconian measures anymore. Keep targeted restrictions in place to protect the vulnerable, but let the rest of us get back to work!

People who toss trash from their vehicles along Strawberry Road, between U.S. 220 and N.C. 150 - worse here than when I lived near Friendly Shopping Center in the center of Greensboro! Call the sheriff with tag number if you see this.

The motorcycle driver who was speeding and revving his engine loudly all the way down Highland Grove Drive at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Not a good way to wake up. Please respect your neighbors - also, the speed limit is 25 mph!

The man mowing his lawn with a child on his lap. When I was a child my neighbor did this. The boy fell off and it was fatal. Please don't do this.

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