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Native point of view / April 09, 2015

Dear Viewpoint:

In response to recent articles or attacks on ED#5 Supervisor Barry Bank “I am compelled to comment” on what I see happening from a native’s point of view.

“In my opinion any person/Supervisor being paid by the tax payers” owes the taxpayers/citizens the straight scoop, the facts or just the plain truth about the current state of affairs in Halifax County.

Barry Bank has in the past, present and will in the future say and present facts to his constituents and to the whole County of Halifax as they become evident.

Got a problem with that?

Perhaps the realtors who were offended by Bank’s remarks should take a longer look in the mirror each day. When you see the hypocrite looking back at you, maybe you’ll understand why Bank’s remarks were so spot on.

If it was not for the retiring transplants and returning retired natives from far flung places seeking homesteads in Halifax County, most of our Realtors would be starving to death or doing something else to make ends meet, and probably breaking a sweat along with the rest of us Natives of Halifax County.

As far as the Meat Packing Facility, Why Not? We must play to our strengths. I have seen in my 53 years on God’s Green Earth, real industry and manufacturing flee this area as if their heads were aflame. Bank has it right.

How many tens of millions has been shoveled to the IDA? And for what? Two government call centers paid for on your dime.

The greatest insult I have ever heard or read of came from former Delegate Ted Bennett saying that Halifax County suffers from a “Brain Drain.”

I was born and raised in Halifax and Halifax County is my home. I pay taxes, some occasional speeding tickets, but this is my home. Halifax County High School dumped the trades years ago. What is our future? College is not for everyone. I like that face that we in the Fifth District have a leader who will go to bat for us and be honest in his words and deeds.

Thank G-D in Heaven for a leader like Barry Bank. It is my hope that all of Halifax County may one day be represented by people with as good intentions and honesty as Barry Bank.

David Lee Saunders

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