I read your “apology” to the residents of Robbins concerning the poor choice of photos that were run in the 2019 Robbins Farmers Day Insert and I have a few comments to add. 

When I opened up to page 26 and 27 I thought the same thing that many of the folks that live there thought. I thought some of the photos were definitely in poor taste. Northern Moore County is beautiful, with rolling green landscapes, huge oak trees, large open spaces, established neighborhoods.

My grandmother’s family is from the area, and though we don’t live there we take pride in knowing that that’s where we came from. As a Realtor, it has given me a lot of satisfaction in finding affordable housing for young families, first time home buyers and working people that can’t afford a home in other parts of Moore County. These people see hope and possibilities by owning property and becoming a part of the welcoming and diverse community.

In my humble opinion the “art” these photos were supposed to represent looked more like disparity. I know for a fact that Robbins and Northern Moore County represent a bright future, with opportunities for anybody who wants to be a part of it. Too bad the photographer could not find any “art” in that.

Leasa Harvel Haselden, Pinehurst

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