Letter: New minds need on Havelock board

Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 05:18 PM.

Has Havelock not gotten larger in the past without us people paying for it with our dreams of our golden years sitting back and watching our offspring grow and planning for their futures?

We voted them in to keep us safe financially, not to dream up a faster growth of a town that has two words that come up at most of their meetings: grant application. Should we change the name Havelock to Grant City?

There is more to North Carolina than us. There are areas that need that money more than we do, so give them a chance. This board dreams up stuff and puts it into action. What is really going to be the financial downfall of Havelock is if the base in some future does close. Out west, there are towns with a few visitors who come to see what was happening in the gold rush and now are falling apart abandoned.

I personally lived through World War II, became a Marine wife, moved from a huge city to a small Marine base in California to Havelock and a medium-size base that has been totally rebuilt since 1962. And I watch now a board of six people trying to put this town on the map for tourists. What do they put in the coffee during the meetings? What will be will be, so please let’s stop them by going out to vote in November like we have never done before. Men dream, but God rules, so let’s tell our board. We need new minds in there. Let’s get together and face facts.

Inga DeRoche, Havelock

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