“We won’t be doing any bunk checks.”

– Lincoln County Director of Planning and Inspections Andrew Bryant talking about how the county won’t be regularly checking on the proposed bed and breakfast in Denver if it gets approved

“This ain’t rocket science, folks.”

– Lincoln County Commissioner Carrol Mitchem talking about how homeowners have the right to rent out their homes for any period of time

“This looks like every road in Lincoln County.”

– Lincoln County Commissioner Anita McCall responding to photographs of a run-down looking road that was submitted as evidence by someone opposed to the proposed B&B

“Who gets the fake pine trees?”

– Lincoln County Commissioner Richard Permenter asking Verizon representatives why some cellphone towers are made to look like trees and when that design is chosen versus the more standard looking tower

“This isn’t even one of those mutant-green pine tree things. … It’s going to be ugly.”

– A Pinnacle Ridge resident speaking against the proposed new cellphone being built off N.C. 73 near Schronce Road

“They keep coming out earlier and earlier  it’s like the pumpkin latte at Starbucks.”

– Carter Street Market co-owner Darren Carter on the release of pumpkin beers


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