Rebecca Lane Is A Source Of Anger For Some Lenoir County Residents

A group of residents in the East are fed up and they say they want their street fixed.

The street is Rebecca Lane in Lenoir County. Neighbor's say the street is like an obstacle course when you drive down it.

Many residents say they are forced to park their cars at the beginning of the street for fear of getting stuck.

Rebecca Lane is a dirt road and during a weather event residents say its packed with mud and giant water spots.

Some say the school bus has stopped going down the street to pick kids up. Instead, students tell WITN that they wait on the corner near the stop sign.

More than one resident says when it rains or a weather event happens on the street, the mail is not delivered.

John McNair says he hasn't received mail since Friday. Instead, he says he goes to the post office to mail a letter.

McNair feels no one is helping him or the people that live on Rebecca Lane.

"We are asking the state, we are asking the county to help us out. We are getting no help from neither one of them, " says McNair.

He adds, "We have 47 homes out here. We are taxpayers. We just want some help."

It's not clear at this point who is responsible for the road.


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  • by Anon Location: North Carolina on Feb 16, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    1 load or rock and some wheel barrels are not that expensive. If you want to fill in the holes, get out the work boots?
  • by ???? Location: ??? on Feb 15, 2010 at 02:53 PM
    The person that I heard it from seems to forgive the man that stole their money, so I guess that's why they didn't mention it to the news reporter.
  • by Hey, ????? on Feb 15, 2010 at 01:38 PM
    Then why didn't the media report THAT part of the story? I think that is more interesting that what we are just now hearing.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 15, 2010 at 01:12 PM
    I would like to say this to those here that scoff at mobile home parks. A lot of parks are well maintained. And a lot of the tenants in mobile home parks can't afford a $100,000 to $200,000 house , and yet they don't don't qualify for the low income housing that some get handed to them.They are between a rock and a hard place. Why? Because they work for a living, and then their salary is taxed to death to pay for the ones getting the low income housing, and the homeowners getting the big tax breaks. The middle class man gets it from every direction!
  • by ???? Location: ??? on Feb 15, 2010 at 01:04 PM
    There is another part of this story that you should know. I know someone who lives there, and they said that tenants took up money to have the road worked on. But it seems that the person that was designated to take care of the money decided to spend it himself.He was taken to court and ordered to repay the money($10,000 ) in $200 per month payments. That has a lot to do with why the road has not already been fixed.In my opinion, the man that stole their money should be ordered by the judge to get up every morning and use HIS car to shuttle these good people to the end of the road until it is repaired.
  • by newport Location: newport on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    that is people should really check into who they are voting for...dont just vote dem or rep.....look at the PERSON....politics are politics however if you dont elect the right people from the bottom up you end up in situations such as this
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    Yea why send money to haiti when you have parts of kinston looking just like haiti
  • by anon Location: wallace on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    hey HARD WORKING TAXPAYER. i ubderstand u. remember what RONALD REAGAN SAID. "THE WORST WORDS ONE COULD EVER HEAR IS SOMEONE STANDING AT YOUR DOOR AND SAYING , I AM FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND I AM HEAR TO HELP"" thanks
  • by Hard Working Taxpayer Location: Jacksonville on Feb 15, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    I am ashamed of the negative comments that I have read. I currently have a situation similar to this where we are "supposed" to have road maintenance done by a private company paid for through an HOA and the road has not been maintained in months. I WISH there was someone we could contact to help ENFORCE the HOA agreement. Regardless of priorities, when you move into a place, you expect to be able to get down the road. You don't set aside money every month to make sure the road is maintained. Honestly, that is not my job or theirs. I pay my HOA fees, so therefore those things should be handled. Further more, I pay my taxes and I do NOT qualify for any type of gov't assistance so if I ask MY TAX DOLLARS to be spent on something for me or my benefit, then by goodness, I am entitled to that as a citizen. We don't work for the gov't people, they work for us!
  • by tnt on Feb 15, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    To Lavan and Vivian...just keep working and paying your taxes, keep sending your donations to Haiti and Obama will keep the jobs going to China. We don't want the American or local tax payers to do a damn thing for their own. Where do they get off wanting one stinking dirt road fixed? How dare them!!
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