A reader submitted the following complaint to The Herald Weekly's Peeved section: "Our weekly walk on the Birkdale Greenway turned from a beautiful, pastoral experience of nature at its best, to a sudden and terrible view of beautiful, old-growth trees being clear-cut for some new subdivision. I… read more about Who cut down the trees?
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Increasingly, we have flights rumbling over our house in Cornelius, sometimes from 5:30 a.m. to after 11 p.m. If I thought that I'd be on a flight path to one of the busiest airports in the country, I would have never, never bought this house. Quality of life is down, with property prices sure to… read more about Caught in a flight path!
Does anyone enjoy all the weeds in the median along N.C. 73 East. And what is up with all the toxic weed killer they are spraying on the weeds that goes down the drain right across the street into our water supply? Hello DOT, wake up. read more about We don't like the weeds and toxic weed killer on NC 73!
It peeves my husband and I that companies advertise for Memorial Day/Veterans Day sales. Do they contribute any of these sale profits to them? Why should they make money off the reputations and lives of those who have served and given their lives for their country? All companies who do this should… read more about Advertising for Memorial/Veterans Day sales - donate some of the profits!
For those who travel a lot, doesn’t it peeve you when you pull into a gas station that is advertising their regular gas price only to find out it is for cash only? Who carries $50 cash on them anymore? So you’re forced to pay the higher credit/debit price, which is usually $0.10 higher per gallon! read more about Drivers beware...
Really … stores around town still hanging out the sign “grand opening” for more than a year! Really? read more about Grand opening..., a year later - really?
I get peeved at people who cut corners while making a turn. Drivers come into my lane, just missing my car when they turn left from a crossroad. I must stop short of the intersection to avoid a collision, and cannot make a right turn while they are turning left. read more about Please don't cut corners while making a turn...
When you make the decision to dine out at a local restaurant, make sure that you have enough money on you, to tip your server. The person that brings you drinks, takes your order and serves you the food typically makes $2.13/hour. If you cannot afford to go out, with a tip in mind, than go visit… read more about Can't tip properly, go to McDonalds!
It makes me crazy when people ignore announcements stating the time and that a store is now closed. When you hear that message, it doesn’t mean that you should continue shopping or trying on clothes or meandering through the store on your cell phone. If you couldn’t find time in 12 hours to do your… read more about Pay attention to store closing hours, please.
October is done. Bring on the Christmas decorations. read more about Bring on the Christmas decorations!
I don’t have a frequent shopper card. I don’t want to sign up for the frequent shopper card. I just want to get in, get out and go home. read more about I don't want to be a frequent card shopper!
I am so peeved as to why we have to "Drive up to that white strip to trip the light" on Bailey Road facing Highway 21 instead of having a “timed signal.” I have driven this road for the last nine years four times a day. Your “go” signal depends on the leader of the pack. If you have someone who… read more about Please do something, please!
Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Building a controlled-access interstate (I-77) then building exits every mile or so 28, 30, 31, 33 and 36, and then building 100s of new apartments is not just insane … it's stupid. Shame on those who… read more about Insanity!
I like to take my two dogs to Ramsey Creek Dog Park but it chaps me that every time I go to the park, there is poop laying around that other dog owners have left. This park it not your pet’s private dumping ground. As a dog owner, it is your responsibility to pick up your pet’s poop in public… read more about Show some respect - pick up your dog's poop
I am peeved about the “church” who continually solicits next to the Exit 25 Target. If they were a church, they would have a permit (they don’t) and would not be breaking the law panhandling every week. Please do not give them money when you can donate to a local, ethical organization instead… read more about Stop the "church" panhandling at Exit 25
We are trying to have our kids healthy and doing more exercise … trying to keep them out of the “couch” ... then we have a minimum of one hour at the school bus … and a minimum seven hours at school and then they have an average of two hours homework and requested 30 minutes reading time. Do we… read more about Too much homework!
Our local advocates sure know how to not be accountable when we are given inferior service. Just look at the just completed eastern section of Sam Furr Road. They are an eyesore after offensive eyesore stretches of weed-infested landscape and dead shrubbery. All courtesy of our local government and… read more about Eastern Sam Furr Road - what a weed infested eyesore!
Parents who don't show up for curriculum night at their child's school. The teachers are there, where are the parents? read more about Back to school night - where are the parents?
Sprinklers that run in the rain or get the sidewalk or driveway wet and not the grass. read more about Don't eat the daisies, but please water the grass!
There are now medians all along West Catawba Avenue. On any given day, a driver can travel west from Taco Bell down Catawba Avenue to the CVS store and see broken, damaged and missing median signs. Today, there are 16 missing from the total of 32 that are supposed to be in place. If the signs are… read more about Get rid of the broken, jagged and missing signs on W. Catawba Avenue
I have lived in Cornelius for three decades and we have never been allowed to have Time Warner Cable here which is nuts. This is America. This is a personal decision. We have something else with a crummier DVR than what TW would be doing. MI-Connection is not enough for some of us. Husbands want… read more about Let us choose...