Eyesore of downtown Rose Hill Va.

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J R Cummings

Jonesville, VA

#1 May 2, 2009
How can the town and county officials of Lee County allow a building down on Main Street in Rose Hill Va to exist. It is a rat, bat and termite infested crumbling down eyesore that gets the attention of everyone passing thru the village of Rose Hill. How can the Building Inspector and the town supervisors let this building exist. I work for a major Newspaper in the Nashville Area and saw this eyesore sitting right there in the middle of town. I visited the barber shop across the street and spoke to a few people there and they tell me the landlord is a former principal at the local high school and owns a bunch of slum induced buildings in the county. Why is he not made to fix up or tear down these eyesores? I was told he is the number one slum landlord in Lee County Virginia. He must be paying off the town officials. I am so Glad I don't have to be a resident of this town or this county
also bad

United States

#2 May 3, 2009
i tell you a bad place too downtown ROSE VEGAS TATOOS. noone get work done there because those guys messed up one of my friends tatoos and while we were there they were saying really racist and sexist things and it was a bad atmosphere i wanted to leave but my friend was in the chair and getting the tatoo within minutes so i had to wait for him then after all that my friends tatoo looks like crap and he charged way too much
obnoxious

Jonesville, VA

#3 May 12, 2009
If the building you are talking about is the karoke building on the corner, the former principal of the high school has been dead for at least 20 years. His heirs own it now and they don't live in the area. Rose Vegas Tatoos is no longer open here. It has moved to benhur. The gentle man couldn't stay out of jail or trouble and relocated for better business.
former Pioneer

Bimble, KY

#4 May 15, 2009
There IS NO building inspector, no mayor and no town government in Rose Hill. I've long thought that it's large enough to justify having a town government, but that will never happen. You have to contact the county government (the Lee County Board of Supervisors) to address your concerns.
fed up

Ewing, VA

#5 Jun 1, 2009
make rose hill beatiful again get rid of the narcs
Hmmm

Jonesville, VA

#6 Jun 2, 2009
obnoxious wrote:
If the building you are talking about is the karoke building on the corner, the former principal of the high school has been dead for at least 20 years. His heirs own it now and they don't live in the area. Rose Vegas Tatoos is no longer open here. It has moved to benhur. The gentle man couldn't stay out of jail or trouble and relocated for better business.
Ha ha...That's CRAZY!! The Karaoke building on the corner belongs to Leroy Muse and his mom!! The brick building next to him is owned by Sonny Brooks the FORMER VICE principle of Thomas Walker. GEESH!! Get ur stories right or don't post!!
obnoxious

Jonesville, VA

#7 Jun 21, 2009
Hmmm wrote:
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Ha ha...That's CRAZY!! The Karaoke building on the corner belongs to Leroy Muse and his mom!! The brick building next to him is owned by Sonny Brooks the FORMER VICE principle of Thomas Walker. GEESH!! Get ur stories right or don't post!!
I think you need to get your story straight that building was owned by the Stickly family. He was the principle at TW back in the 60 or 70's one. Last I heard they still owned it. Maybe not now! But the original post said a principle that which sonny was not as you stated and Fred Stickly was.!! You get it straight!
Hornets nest

United States

#8 Jun 22, 2009
J R Cummings wrote:
How can the town and county officials of Lee County allow a building down on Main Street in Rose Hill Va to exist. It is a rat, bat and termite infested crumbling down eyesore that gets the attention of everyone passing thru the village of Rose Hill. How can the Building Inspector and the town supervisors let this building exist. I work for a major Newspaper in the Nashville Area and saw this eyesore sitting right there in the middle of town. I visited the barber shop across the street and spoke to a few people there and they tell me the landlord is a former principal at the local high school and owns a bunch of slum induced buildings in the county. Why is he not made to fix up or tear down these eyesores? I was told he is the number one slum landlord in Lee County Virginia. He must be paying off the town officials. I am so Glad I don't have to be a resident of this town or this county
these buildings are a part of history and mean alot too the older generation.
The Solution

Pennington Gap, VA

#9 Sep 17, 2009
If you do not like Rose Hill, then get out of it!
Plain and Simple! Those buildings do mean a lot for people who have lived here all of their lives!

You people sit and talk about this place but if you ever could save up enough of your welfare checks and food stamp fraud money and leave,,, You would see that you would not survive in another city!
The Solution

Pennington Gap, VA

#10 Oct 25, 2009
come live here
RH4me

Darlington, WI

#11 Oct 25, 2009
I LOVE Rose Hill. It was run down when I used to live there and it sounds like it hasn't changed much, except ya'll have a Dollar Store now. Is Grabeel's still there? What about the Church of God they turned into a pool hall?
Do they still have that bus for a Library? If they do would somebody take a picture of it for me? My children used that Library constantly. Rose Hill has a lot of character... and, "characters"!!!
The Solution

Pennington Gap, VA

#12 Oct 25, 2009
Rose Hill is okay, just the people who live in it is all.
Heathen

United States

#13 Jan 21, 2010
I got to see a little of Rose Hill when I was
looking for Thompson Settlement Church and I was
taken with it! The views you must have!!! Is there
a grocery store? I am looking to relocate and have
Rose Hill as a possible as my ancestors are from
around that area! I would like to know is there
someplace cheap to stay while I look? I am a
50 yr old female, clean and quiet, way pass my
party days! Have no pets! could someone give me
some info on the renting there? Thanks and Take
Care...
silverfox

United States

#14 Feb 10, 2010
obnoxious wrote:
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I think you need to get your story straight that building was owned by the Stickly family. He was the principle at TW back in the 60 or 70's one. Last I heard they still owned it. Maybe not now! But the original post said a principle that which sonny was not as you stated and Fred Stickly was.!! You get it straight!
No, the building he was talking about is the one right next to mike the antique dealer. and that building is an eyesore.it is owned by Sonny Brooks, whp was the vice-principal at TW in the 80's, not the 60's or 70's.
Caroline

Thorn Hill, TN

#15 Feb 11, 2010
rose hill is a great place always has been maybe the neighbors need to offer help with the building
&owner instead of wanting to destroying it
Dgal

Jonesville, VA

#16 Mar 7, 2010
RH4me wrote:
I LOVE Rose Hill. It was run down when I used to live there and it sounds like it hasn't changed much, except ya'll have a Dollar Store now. Is Grabeel's still there? What about the Church of God they turned into a pool hall?
Do they still have that bus for a Library? If they do would somebody take a picture of it for me? My children used that Library constantly. Rose Hill has a lot of character... and, "characters"!!!
They have a pretty nice library now in the house on the corner of what used to be Shotgun , right across from the bank and the postoffice. It even has a computer center in it with high speed internet! Grabeels is still there of course, and the Church of God is still a pool hall. They have the Dollar Store across from Don's and it is not a bad little town at all.
oh really

United States

#17 Mar 7, 2010
Dgal wrote:
<quoted text>They have a pretty nice library now in the house on the corner of what used to be Shotgun , right across from the bank and the postoffice. It even has a computer center in it with high speed internet! Grabeels is still there of course, and the Church of God is still a pool hall. They have the Dollar Store across from Don's and it is not a bad little town at all.
apparently you havent been there or you would know it hasnt been a pool hall for awhile it is for personal use and the people that own it have a right to do whatever they want with it, after all they did buy it
Nestor

Jonesville, VA

#18 Mar 7, 2010
The ugliest building in Rose Hill is that damn yellow karaoke building. I mean who paints a building lemon yellow. It is owned by those obnoxious Michigan yankees that we can't get rid of. I swear people talk about the South and rednecks. There is nothing more tacky and common than the white trash, trailer park yankees that come to the South to live. The hilarious thing is that they think, they're enlightening our community
silverfox

Chesapeake, OH

#19 Mar 16, 2010
Nestor wrote:
The ugliest building in Rose Hill is that damn yellow karaoke building. I mean who paints a building lemon yellow. It is owned by those obnoxious Michigan yankees that we can't get rid of. I swear people talk about the South and rednecks. There is nothing more tacky and common than the white trash, trailer park yankees that come to the South to live. The hilarious thing is that they think, they're enlightening our community
Actually they are from New York!
silverfox

Chesapeake, OH

#20 Mar 16, 2010
They are from New York, not Michigan!

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