Good job, DOT
After many years of traveling on Lincoln Road and witnessing many cars overturned down the embankment at the bridge near Boyd Road, I feel the need to thank the Department of Transportation for recently installing the guard rails at the bridge near Boyd Road and on Boyd Road.
I am originally from Clover and have lived away for many years but visit often. I have questioned for years why the Department of Transportation would not upgrade the bridges with guard rails.
I spoke with Rep. Herbert Kirsh a year ago about this bridge during one of my visits home and shared my concerns and questions. He said he has had several people through the years mention this to him. He also stated he has contacted the DOT about the bridges and he would continue to work with DOT on this.
Recently, as we came around the curve, there were new, shiny guard rails and I got excited and did a yell and actually stopped and spoke with the workers there on site and thanked them.
Unfortunately, very recently there was a bad accident above the bridge on the curve and another loss of life in Lincoln Road. This curve is marked by not only caution signs to slow down, but now crosses. I hope this area may be considered for guard rails as well, if the area is dangerous enough for caution signs maybe more rails are needed.
I have been real impressed by all the guard rails that have been installed in the past year in York County. This is truly tax dollars at work. My husband and I travel from Greenwood to Clover and we have seen first-hand the many changes and that hopefully will save more lives.
Thanks to the DOT and for our state representatives.
Thanks Food Lion
The faculty, staff and students at Griggs Road Elementary School would like to take this time to thank Food Lion in Clover for its support this school year.
With the assistance of Mr. Mark Bolin, our students were given an opportunity to display their artwork during the grand re-opening. Our faculty and staff have enjoyed the delicious deli trays at several staff development events.
Thanks again to everyone at Food Lion for your support of Griggs Road Elementary.
By doing so many nice things for us, you have touched the future through the hearts of our children.
Faculty, staff and students
Griggs Road Elementary
No more horse racing
I was once a horse-racing fan, but lost my passion for the sport long before Eight Belles crashed into the dirt on shattered ankles after the Kentucky Derby. Thoroughbred horses are bred for speed and the side effect is weak limbs that snap like twigs. They are run two years before their bodies are fully developed, resulting in the breaking down of joints, tendons, and bones.
I have a beautiful Thoroughbred mare who spends her days at my farm, munching grass. She is one of the lucky ones. She wasn't fast enough, her racing career was short, and she was sent to auction, where she would likely have been bought by a "kill buyer" for a slaughterhouse. Luckily, she was instead purchased by a rescue group.
Ten years later, she still suffers post-traumatic stress. She is terrified of whips and tightened reins, a reminder of what jockeys used to do to her to induce panic and speed.
I didn't watch the Kentucky Derby. I can't support that type of animal abuse. My desire to sip a mint julep while sporting a wide-brimmed hat isn't as strong as my concern for horses' welfare.