Much More to Life Than Development
We should all be grateful for the recent sensible actions taken to slow development and building in Moore County.
It seems that some developers who want to build three more golf courses or ravage 600 acres of woodlands near the airport and community college just don’t “get it.”
There are enough bad examples — like the guys who just had to build another steakhouse in Southern Pines at a time when red-meat consumption is dropping like a cleaver, or the dozens of near-bankrupt underused golf courses around us, or old half-finished subdivisions — to encourage us all to go out and plant more trees, or to start farming fallow land again. We do not need any more “development”!
What we do need is responsible land resource management, with full appreciation for the benefits of forests and wetlands, the sources of “life’s little necessities” like oxygen to breathe, the fun of watching birds in your backyard or the amazing moments when a stately doe and her fawns meander into your yard to graze.
Real life consists of a lot more than money or a big pickup truck to waste gasoline and pollute the air.
My thanks to the public employees who just say “No!” to those who would despoil Moore County.
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