Letters to the Editor

Council wrong on noise ordinance

The Statesville City Council again has changed its mind on the construction noise ordinance, and will allow construction noise seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

I’m sure True Homes had a hand in changing the ordinance for its needs in the Hidden Lakes development.

I guess when you do not live near construction sites, it’s easy to vote in favor of change,e specially when you don't have to listen to saws, bobcats, nail guns, hammers and music at noise levels beyond normal volume; and have construction equipment blocking your street.

I guess will remember the council members at election time. We tried to keep our ordinance the same Monday through Friday, with no weekend construction noise, for our peace of mind. It’s the construction crews that continually violated the ordinance.

Goes to show you what you think of tax-paying citizens who now have to suffer seven days a week with noise.

Carl Bucaccio


Stop speeding on I-77

Please stop speeding on Interstate 77 South between Statesville and Mooresville from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

I have been making this morning commute for 18 years and it's currently the worst I have ever seen it. There's excessive speeding going on. If in the left lane and driving the speed limit or slightly over, you will be tailgated, lights flashed at you, basically pushed to get out of the way so that person can go as fast as they can until running into traffic.

A person should get in the left lane to pass, or get over for merging traffic, BUT that does not give anyone the right to break the law with excessive speed. Iredell County Sheriff's Office, Statesville Police Department and N.C. Highway Patrol, this needs to be addressed at this early morning hour, whoever has jurisdiction.

Randall Ford


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