Letters to the Editor

County should keep up services to taxpayers

We have enough problems in Beaufort County without furloughing county employees who need a paycheck or closing solid waste convenience centers.

All this county wants to do is receive all of the tourists it can, but it doesn't want to provide services to us -- the people who have been living here and paying taxes.

I went to the convenience center on Castle Rock Road around 8:30 a.m. recently and cars were lined up on both sides of the road as it was not open. It was supposed to open at 7 a.m. I went to the grocery store and to my doctor's office, and when I came back at 9:20 a.m., it still was closed.

Why didn't a supervisor know about this before I had to call the county? If an employee was not available, a supervisor, or even the head of Beaufort County's administration, should have opened it as they are drawing the big bucks for just riding around or doing nothing at all. I am not the only one upset by this problem and I hope others speak up.

Robert Williams