Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

August 14, 2013

Trash in Mercer gives bad impression

— Upon returning to Mercer County to visit

with family and friends I found myself

in a state of shock. I could not believe

what I was seeing — trash everywhere, in private

yards, alongside the highways and on

local businesses premises. Does the county

government not realize the impression this

makes on people coming here from out of


Evidently they don’t care because they are

not doing their job, and it is evident by the

amount of trash everywhere and the number

of abandoned trailers all over the county and

cars that are no longer used parked on the

side of the road and in yards with grass growing

up around them.

The Airport Road, Lorton Lick Road,

Montcalm, Goodwill, McComas, Kirby

Addition in Glenwood Park and others need

help from the Department of Highways

removing abandoned trailers, old cars, stoves,

refrigerators, etc. Is there not a law that will

make businesses and homeowners clean upon

the outside of their businesses and homes?

Mercer County is beautiful and offers so

much to its residents and visitors. It would be

a great disservice to the people of Mercer

County not to address this growing trash


Beverly Gwyn

Kernersville, N.C.

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