Letters to the editor – May 31st, 2017

Position was way off

Editor, Smithfield Times
Your editorial on the historic district in the town of Surry is completely out of context and your obvious lack of research on the issue is appalling. You mention nothing about our efforts to rehab the Davis Town neighborhood using federal funding and what the impact of an historic district would have on rehabbing a low income neighborhood that is only 50 to 60 years old and in dire need of housing rehabilitation.

There is no need for the county to have to jump through the hoops and incur the expense that this will cause just so the town can have its district. This is the main issue in the board’s opposition to the historic designation.

John Seward
Surry District

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