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Gastonia has to be one of the most noisy places that Me and my family have ever lived in. Sirens Go Day And Night. The Trains Blast their way through this city 12:00 PM, 1:20 Am, 2:15 AM, 3:00 Am....4, 5,.........Sleep is mostly a hope now, the alarm clock goes off at 3, Oh God, not enough sleep --AGAIN.
Not enough Protected Railroad crossings. The Roads are a disgrace. Holes everywhere. Hooved up bumps, And The MANHOLE's..........Practically EVERYONE I ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN PLACED EXACTLY IN THE MINI LANE WHERE YOUR TIRES GO..........Damn. So, having said all of that, can ANYONE PLEASE Tell me what is going on here in Good 'Ole Gastonia? North Carolina was known for it's roads (once upon a time) and apparently set a gold standard here in these Good 'Ole United States. But Not Now, as you have most likely experienced, the Auto Repair business (shocks, front end alignments, wrecks, busted tires, bent wheels) is Booming. My God People, let's line up in front of the courthouse and hold up signs or somethin'. You folks that have the influence here should consider cleaning this up because it has become a Big Issue for All of us. Think about it.
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Gastonia has to be one of the most noisy places that Me and my family have ever lived in. Sirens Go Day And Night. The Trains Blast their way through this city 12:00 PM, 1:20 Am, 2:15 AM, 3:00 Am....4, 5,.........Sleep is mostly a hope now, the alarm clock goes off at 3, Oh God, not enough sleep --AGAIN.
Not enough Protected Railroad crossings. The Roads are a disgrace. Holes everywhere. Hooved up bumps, And The MANHOLE's..........Practically EVERYONE I ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN PLACED EXACTLY IN THE MINI LANE WHERE YOUR TIRES GO..........Damn. So, having said all of that, can ANYONE PLEASE Tell me what is going on here in Good 'Ole Gastonia? North Carolina was known for it's roads (once upon a time) and apparently set a gold standard here in these Good 'Ole United States. But Not Now, as you have most likely experienced, the Auto Repair business (shocks, front end alignments, wrecks, busted tires, bent wheels) is Booming. My God People, let's line up in front of the courthouse and hold up signs or somethin'. You folks that have the influence here should consider cleaning this up because it has become a Big Issue for All of us. Think about it.
I could not agree more. I am so glad someone finally brought this to the forum the way that you did. We need more discussion on this subject, and I am sure that City Council Folks will be listening (we hope).
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Gastonia has to be one of the most noisy places that Me and my family have ever lived in. Sirens Go Day And Night. The Trains Blast their way through this city 12:00 PM, 1:20 Am, 2:15 AM, 3:00 Am....4, 5,.........Sleep is mostly a hope now, the alarm clock goes off at 3, Oh God, not enough sleep --AGAIN.
Not enough Protected Railroad crossings. The Roads are a disgrace. Holes everywhere. Hooved up bumps, And The MANHOLE's..........Practically EVERYONE I ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN PLACED EXACTLY IN THE MINI LANE WHERE YOUR TIRES GO..........Damn. So, having said all of that, can ANYONE PLEASE Tell me what is going on here in Good 'Ole Gastonia? North Carolina was known for it's roads (once upon a time) and apparently set a gold standard here in these Good 'Ole United States. But Not Now, as you have most likely experienced, the Auto Repair business (shocks, front end alignments, wrecks, busted tires, bent wheels) is Booming. My God People, let's line up in front of the courthouse and hold up signs or somethin'. You folks that have the influence here should consider cleaning this up because it has become a Big Issue for All of us. Think about it.
There are four errors in your first sentence. Let's fix it, OK? Gastonia is one of the noisiest places in which my family and I have ever lived.
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Grammar queen wrote:
<quoted text>There are four errors in your first sentence. Let's fix it, OK? Gastonia is one of the noisiest places in which my family and I have ever lived.
Nice to know that we folks (people) who know their priorities!
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I could not agree more. I am so glad someone finally brought this to the forum the way that you did. We need more discussion on this subject, and I am sure that City Council Folks will be listening (we hope).
You forgot to change your moniker when replying to yourself. We know that you have conversations with yourself all the time...quite boring really. Maybe you should consider getting a real job to occupy your time.

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Grammar queen wrote:
<quoted text>There are four errors in your first sentence. Let's fix it, OK? Gastonia is one of the noisiest places in which my family and I have ever lived.
Always console a grammar nazi by saying:

There, their, they're.

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Why is this comment about noise in Gastonia appearing in the Belmont forum?

Did they combine Belmont, Mt. Holly & Gastonia?
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Malcolm III wrote:
Why is this comment about noise in Gastonia appearing in the Belmont forum?

Did they combine Belmont, Mt. Holly & Gastonia?
Yes, that's what happens when the smart people let this place fade to black.
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I believe that the first post has a valid complaint. The roads do suck, too many manholes that are not maintained, trains abuse the noise ordinance and there is a need for more protected RR crossings, emergency vehicles do blast through our neighborhoods with their sirens blasting in the middle of the night waking people up and ruining everyones rest. This is just the beginning of these complaints, our dollars need to be spent more efficiently. Anyone who disagrees with this has a right to, but wouldn't it be great if these issues could get some needed attention?
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Gastonia is noisy. Potholes everywhere. 321 South is absolutely shameful. It's a wonder citizens don't take up a collection to get it repaired and paved 'like the other side' (going north).
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noisy place of gastonia wrote:
Gastonia is noisy. Potholes everywhere. 321 South is absolutely shameful. It's a wonder citizens don't take up a collection to get it repaired and paved 'like the other side'(going north).
They do take up a collection, its called taxes.
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News Flash wrote:
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They do take up a collection, its called taxes.
Not referring to taxes, over and above that. Surely you have seen how poor of a condition the 321 side going south is. The folks on the other side going north either have deep pockets or..........
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Dufus wrote:
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You forgot to change your moniker when replying to yourself. We know that you have conversations with yourself all the time...quite boring really. Maybe you should consider getting a real job to occupy your time.
Speaking of "Dufus", why are you so hard on yourself? Perhaps you may want to consider changing your 'moniker'......lolololololo
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noisy place of gastonia wrote:
Gastonia is noisy. Potholes everywhere. 321 South is absolutely shameful. It's a wonder citizens don't take up a collection to get it repaired and paved 'like the other side'(going north).
Your noisy complaint is a little too much. You live in the CITY of Gastonia. Cities are noisy, even if its a little city like Gastonia. Maybe a country setting would be more your speed. Try Dallas, Stanley, Cherryville, etc., etc. Or just the outskirts of Gastonia.

What you did there is just like moving in next door to a race track and complaining about the noise.

The roads have been getting pretty bad though. Where are our tax dollars going? hmmmmmm.....
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SuperBeast999 wrote:
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Your noisy complaint is a little too much. You live in the CITY of Gastonia. Cities are noisy, even if its a little city like Gastonia. Maybe a country setting would be more your speed. Try Dallas, Stanley, Cherryville, etc., etc. Or just the outskirts of Gastonia.
What you did there is just like moving in next door to a race track and complaining about the noise.
The roads have been getting pretty bad though. Where are our tax dollars going? hmmmmmm.....
The person has a valid complaint, Gastonia IS an unusually Noisy City. From the looks of your location you most likely hear a lot of Noise too? If that person lives in what is supposed to be a quiet neighborhood and is hearing the sirens, trains, etc. then maybe the City should take a look at this and try to do something positive for the Residents who live there. Ever consider that it may have been a quiet place when the person initially moved to Gastonia? Also, we All know where our tax dollars go to--hmmmm is right. Good work.
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If that person lives in what is supposed to be a quiet neighborhood and is hearing the sirens, trains, etc. then maybe the City should take a look at this and try to do something positive for the Residents who live there.
If they are living in what is supposed to be a quiet neighborhood - then they wouldn't be hearing trains, or maybe they just laid some new track real close to their supposed quiet neighborhood. Just saying you can't have a train track close by and still expect to be living in a quiet neighborhood. They should have realized this or at least checked on this before they moved to that neighborhood.
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Ever consider that it may have been a quiet place when the person initially moved to Gastonia?
Interesting point - but still a extremely stupid one.

Lets see:
- railroads came to Gastonia in the 1870s
- mills and other industry came to Gastonia in the 1890s
- most of the major road and streets were laid out around 1895
- interstate 85 was built during the 1950s

So I guess this person is like 200 years old if they moved here 'initially' when this place was still a 'quiet' place, like say around 1840-1850. So why are they just now complaining?

This town was built on railroads, industry and cotton mills. If they wanted to hear crickets and doves, they should have looked for something a little more rural instead of moving into the middle of a town with 75+ thousand residents and near the railroad tracks.

Unless, like you foolishly say, they moved here before the railroad tracks were laid and are complaining now after living there for 140+ years.

Some people just like to whine and complain - probably a bunch of transplant yankees who come here and whine and complain about EVERYTHING. If you don't like the noise of a working, growing city, then you should not have moved here and just maybe you should go back where you came from.

Oh cry, cry - I hear a siren, how rude of someone to have a medical emergency or have their house catch fire while I'm trying to relax. Why can't the police just leave the criminals alone so I don't have to listen to their siren as they race to the scene of a crime or tragic accident.

Boo-hoo, why does that train come by at the same time day after day like it has since the very first day I moved here. Why can't 75 thousand people drive and live more quietly so I can live right in the middle of NCs 13th largest city and not hear a peep.

Oh please tell the police and fire departments and ambulances and trains and businesses and really every other single person in Gastonia to be quiet for my benefit.

What a bunch of yankee cry-babies - go back where you came from, you smell up this place.(And your smell is much, much worse than our sounds of progress).
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True Gastonia Native wrote:
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Interesting point - but still a extremely stupid one.
Lets see:
- railroads came to Gastonia in the 1870s
- mills and other industry came to Gastonia in the 1890s
- most of the major road and streets were laid out around 1895
- interstate 85 was built during the 1950s
So I guess this person is like 200 years old if they moved here 'initially' when this place was still a 'quiet' place, like say around 1840-1850. So why are they just now complaining?
This town was built on railroads, industry and cotton mills. If they wanted to hear crickets and doves, they should have looked for something a little more rural instead of moving into the middle of a town with 75+ thousand residents and near the railroad tracks.
Unless, like you foolishly say, they moved here before the railroad tracks were laid and are complaining now after living there for 140+ years.
Some people just like to whine and complain - probably a bunch of transplant yankees who come here and whine and complain about EVERYTHING. If you don't like the noise of a working, growing city, then you should not have moved here and just maybe you should go back where you came from.
Oh cry, cry - I hear a siren, how rude of someone to have a medical emergency or have their house catch fire while I'm trying to relax. Why can't the police just leave the criminals alone so I don't have to listen to their siren as they race to the scene of a crime or tragic accident.
Boo-hoo, why does that train come by at the same time day after day like it has since the very first day I moved here. Why can't 75 thousand people drive and live more quietly so I can live right in the middle of NCs 13th largest city and not hear a peep.
Oh please tell the police and fire departments and ambulances and trains and businesses and really every other single person in Gastonia to be quiet for my benefit.
What a bunch of yankee cry-babies - go back where you came from, you smell up this place.(And your smell is much, much worse than our sounds of progress).
So, from your description of the complaint that the person had is that it's just plain stupid to complain about the noise in Gastonia and the person has no rights whatsoever to complain about a real issue in their neighborhood--right? And since you seem to be the authority on the subject and evidently read your google notes we all should by now have a much clearer picture of the problem--right? And since you are apparently saying that you are a real southern person and you know everything about how noise is created--right? It's interesting how all of us are americans but have so many different view points on down home issues, even noise and how it's created, or when it was created, or even if it really exists at all. Perhaps the person that spoke of the complaint in the first place is also a 'southerner', and probably has a few years on you, enough to notice the difference in their neighborhood since they moved in--'initially', and is expressing their observations of how much 'more noisier it is in their neighborhood since they ''initially' moved in. Perhaps you would consider being part of the solution rather than the problem--because from this point of view all we're hearing is "noise".
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Type A wrote:
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So, from your description of the complaint that the person had is that it's just plain stupid to complain about the noise in Gastonia and the person has no rights whatsoever to complain about a real issue in their neighborhood--right? And since you seem to be the authority on the subject and evidently read your google notes we all should by now have a much clearer picture of the problem--right? And since you are apparently saying that you are a real southern person and you know everything about how noise is created--right? It's interesting how all of us are americans but have so many different view points on down home issues, even noise and how it's created, or when it was created, or even if it really exists at all. Perhaps the person that spoke of the complaint in the first place is also a 'southerner', and probably has a few years on you, enough to notice the difference in their neighborhood since they moved in--'initially', and is expressing their observations of how much 'more noisier it is in their neighborhood since they ''initially' moved in. Perhaps you would consider being part of the solution rather than the problem--because from this point of view all we're hearing is "noise".
You are as big a whiner and as ignorant as the other poster.

My description of the complaint said if you move near a railroad track, expect to hear a train. If you move into a city, expect to hear a siren. If that city has roads and intertates, expect to hear traffic. If that city has industry and businesses, expect to hear that too.

Sounds pretty plain and simple to me, so I can't see why someone as plains and simple as you can't understand that.

All this was there before they moved in (as proven by the facts I listed), so why move there and then complain? Why not fix your own problem by not putting yourself into that situation to start with.

So, yes, I agree with you, you hit the nail on the head, someone would be stupid to move to the middle of a bustling, growing city and expect to hear crickets as they sat on their porch enjoying mint juleps.

Your arguement is just as weak and as stupid as you and the original whiner are.

Ohhhhh I'm standing in the middle of a lake and my feet are wet - boo hoo. Ohhhh I moved close to railroad track and I keep hearing trains - boo hoo.

Ok, I guess the city governement will close down the trains, remove the sirens from emergency vehicles, re-route the roads, shut down the mills and tell everyone to whisper real quite. Or do you have a different solution to this persons woes?
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And before you spout off any more 'government gotta fix all my problems' b.s.-

I used to live right down town. I heard the trains, I heard the sirens, I heard the gates banging shut at all hours, I heard the cars going up and down the roads 24/7.

But I handled my own problem by moving out a bit where it was quieter. There, handled MY problem MYself. More people need to handle their own problems themselves and stop whining and looking for somebody else to fix the fact that they were STUPID enough to move into a noisy area down by the railroad tracks.

Bunch of crybabies.

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