Swain group delighted with settlement...

Swain group delighted with settlement plan

There are 69 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 2, 2007, titled Swain group delighted with settlement plan. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The Citizens for the Economic Future of Swain County are delighted that monetary settlement is the agency preferred alternative to resolve the 1943 Agreement.

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swain native

United States

#1 Jun 3, 2007
The Majority of swain county people don't want the cash..Just ask them..Don't forget.. we have a contract to build a ROAD..not any substitute form of payment.You handful of greedy people that were not from the northshore & lost NOTHING...will answer to GOD. How can America tell other nations how they should live & about democracy when they LIE & Cheat their own people ?

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#2 Jun 3, 2007
"Swain group" happy? Well that takes the cake. Let's keep those goups happy---handful in a group and alot of voters still angry over this.
Hazel Creek

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2007
Truly we who believe the road would have the best long term effect on the economy of the area are a most disrespected minority group. We are let down by a so called home town hero as well as one of our "representatives" in the Senate. Add to this outstanding duo the Winchester Anti Road Association aided by every out side enviro group from the Sierra Club and Earth First, its makes one wonder why we still think the road should be completed, why we still think right is right. What in double hockey sticks were we thinking?

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#4 Jun 3, 2007
Hazel Creek, I was truly hoping that you would get your road. Even if it was just a small 'logging' road--which is something they will put thru for the timber somewhere...this is nothing more than a 'pay-off' on a promise. Schuler let me down also on this one---I am sorry.
Hazel Creek

United States

#5 Jun 3, 2007
Mtnbred wrote:
Hazel Creek, I was truly hoping that you would get your road. Even if it was just a small 'logging' road--which is something they will put thru for the timber somewhere...this is nothing more than a 'pay-off' on a promise. Schuler let me down also on this one---I am sorry.
We will fight the settlement, no road, no settlement!!
eaglecreek

United States

#6 Jun 3, 2007
Just a note, according to an agreement made years ago when the Park was first establised, anyone who has ancestery buried in the Park can also be intered in a cemetery on the North Shore, so I urge all who qualify to call the NPS to let them know of your need of a grave site!! That will keep them busy! I am in contact with hundreds of Hall descendents from all over the US , this one surname alone could fill the cemeterys

“Report and Deport1866-DHS-2 ICE”

Since: Feb 07

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#7 Jun 3, 2007
eaglecreek wrote:
Just a note, according to an agreement made years ago when the Park was first establised, anyone who has ancestery buried in the Park can also be intered in a cemetery on the North Shore, so I urge all who qualify to call the NPS to let them know of your need of a grave site!! That will keep them busy! I am in contact with hundreds of Hall descendents from all over the US , this one surname alone could fill the cemeterys
Thanks EagleCreek. I have some Kinsland buried out there somewhere. Will have to get out my geneology books and see exactly which ones and where. Thanks again and will pass the word.
Teresa

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#8 Jun 4, 2007
And how about the rest of Swain who are not happy and will not benefit from a settlement? More would benefit from a road than a settlement.
Most of the businesses will not see a dime from it. The new business that the road would create would be far greater than any settlement Mr. Shuler wants.

How much has Mr. Shuler promised to the park service for changing their orignal report.

How much has Tenn. promised to line Mr. Shuler's pockets with if he gets the road stopped??????????

Just think with a new road for the bikers to ride on there would be a need for more hotels/motels, more eating establishments, more retail sales. This in itself would create more jobs, and taxes for the county of Swain.

How can anyone not see or think that a road would be the best, if not the moral thing to do??
Leo

United States

#9 Jun 4, 2007
You know, I got family buried in cemeteries all over Swain county, North Carolina, and the southeastern US. I could care less if I never visited one of their graves, and I loved them very much. But guess what? They are dead and those graves are empty of anything except some decomposing organic material. What is the fixation that you North Shore people have with visiting ancestors' cemeteries? Picnicing and having homecomings and all that surrounding a visit to a graveyard. Your morbid obsession with the past and the departed is a sorry and selfish reason to inflict an environmental and financial assault on our (yes it is as much mine as it is yours) park and my wallet. Get over yourselves!

“8 year nightmare is over”

Since: Apr 07

Easley, SC

#10 Jun 4, 2007
It finally looks like a little sanity and common sense will replace the hysteria of not being able to drive to a cemetery, which had the road been built probably wouldn't have been done more than once.

“No More Settlement”

Since: Feb 07

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#11 Jun 5, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
It finally looks like a little sanity and common sense will replace the hysteria of not being able to drive to a cemetery, which had the road been built probably wouldn't have been done more than once.
The main reason for the road is the replacement of the flooded road, the cemetery issue is a side issue you also seem to dwell on.
Teresa

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#12 Jun 5, 2007
Obviously you did not love anyone or you would want to visit the last place on earth that they were at---I feel sorry for all those you claim to love.
Leo wrote:
You know, I got family buried in cemeteries all over Swain county, North Carolina, and the southeastern US. I could care less if I never visited one of their graves, and I loved them very much. But guess what? They are dead and those graves are empty of anything except some decomposing organic material. What is the fixation that you North Shore people have with visiting ancestors' cemeteries? Picnicing and having homecomings and all that surrounding a visit to a graveyard. Your morbid obsession with the past and the departed is a sorry and selfish reason to inflict an environmental and financial assault on our (yes it is as much mine as it is yours) park and my wallet. Get over yourselves!
Teresa

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#13 Jun 5, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
It finally looks like a little sanity and common sense will replace the hysteria of not being able to drive to a cemetery, which had the road been built probably wouldn't have been done more than once.
Why should you care you do not live here. It is about a promise and a road that needs to be built for many reasons not just that one.

“8 year nightmare is over”

Since: Apr 07

Easley, SC

#14 Jun 5, 2007
swain native wrote:
The Majority of swain county people don't want the cash..J
You speak for the majority? Well ain't you special!

“8 year nightmare is over”

Since: Apr 07

Easley, SC

#15 Jun 5, 2007
G Ensley wrote:
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The main reason for the road is the replacement of the flooded road, the cemetery issue is a side issue you also seem to dwell on.
And where does this road go? Oh there must be a reason the call it the "road to nowhere".
All your base are

Maxton, NC

#16 Jun 5, 2007
Teresa wrote:
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Why should you care you do not live here. It is about a promise and a road that needs to be built for many reasons not just that one.
Maybe because every one of us would have to pay for it.
swain native

United States

#17 Jun 5, 2007
Leo wrote:
You know, I got family buried in cemeteries all over Swain county, North Carolina, and the southeastern US. I could care less if I never visited one of their graves, and I loved them very much. But guess what? They are dead and those graves are empty of anything except some decomposing organic material. What is the fixation that you North Shore people have with visiting ancestors' cemeteries? Picnicing and having homecomings and all that surrounding a visit to a graveyard. Your morbid obsession with the past and the departed is a sorry and selfish reason to inflict an environmental and financial assault on our (yes it is as much mine as it is yours) park and my wallet. Get over yourselves!
I'm sure glad that everyone isn't as heartless and COLD as you !I'm sure you don't honor or respect veterans either !
swain native

United States

#18 Jun 5, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
It finally looks like a little sanity and common sense will replace the hysteria of not being able to drive to a cemetery, which had the road been built probably wouldn't have been done more than once.
Obviously you don't know what you are talking about so perhaps you should should be concerned about Buncombe county And we will worry about whats best for swain !!!!

“No More Settlement”

Since: Feb 07

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#19 Jun 5, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
<quoted text>And where does this road go? Oh there must be a reason the call it the "road to nowhere".
Actually the name "Road to Nowhere" came about due to the stoppage of construction, it was not complete, therefore to that point, the road had not reached the intended end near Fontana.
eaglecreek

United States

#20 Jun 5, 2007
Asheville_Native wrote:
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You speak for the majority? Well ain't you special!
Yes, Swain Native is special.

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