Dead end for pledged highway

Dead end for pledged highway

There are 2 comments on the Charlotte.com story from May 25, 2007, titled Dead end for pledged highway. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

A 64-year-old mountain feud that pitted a promise against pragmatism moved closer Friday to fading into folklore.

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Teresa

United States

#1 May 26, 2007
Swain county residents need to vote on this matter--we are the people that this has affected all these years---not Heath Shuler or any other outsiders especially Tn. There is talk of a money settlement but it will not be as great as if the road is built. Only a select few would benefit from a settlement. With more bikers and tourist the positive money impact on the community would be greater than what the proposed cash offer would be. Personally I need a road because I am disabled and cannot walk the distance everyone thinks we all should have to to go see where our families lived. My mother and her family were one of the ones who had to leave. She and her brothers and sisters would like the road too. And why now is the Park Service changing it's tune about a road---it's own study proved that there will be no negative impact. All would benefit from the road being built. Not to mention the fact that it would not cost as much as they are leading people to believe it would cost to build our road.
swain native

United States

#2 May 27, 2007
Only swain county NATIVES should decide this issue !!!We are the ones who gave up everything we had.The "GREEDY " politicans want even more from us !Tennessee still receives power from Fontana Dam while we BUY power. There is something WRONG with this picture !!IF you are out there & believe that the government should honor the contract with the swain county people please contact the politicans & tell them so ..

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