This letter is in response to a letter in last week’s paper written by Thomas Baker.
Does Mr. Baker know Lisa Thornton? Has he been to any of the meetings where she has spoken? Has he been to any of the town events she has planned or helped to plan? Or is he just a negative person?
Obviously he does not pay attention to what really goes on and is said, or he would know what he said about a library near Lawson is something Thornton never spoke about other than to say she did not think it was a good idea for the town to have it at the Cureton location. She also never said she knows what’s best for the town, but she did suggest it would be nice if the town worked together instead of against each other as he seems to enjoy doing.
I am so sick of the negativity that comes from people. How about instead of talking and writing negatively about the people that do good for Waxhaw, he should get out and do something positive to help the town of Waxhaw. If people continually harass the people that volunteer in our town, then we will not have people who want to help anymore.
As for not wanting Waxhaw to be retail friendly, well I’m so glad he feels that way, since half of our downtown stores are empty. Maybe he should go tell the store owners that still exist in downtown Waxhaw he don’t want their retail in downtown. Then he can call Waxhaw a ghost town instead of a quiet, little town.
Mrs. Thornton, I met, at Officer Richard Belk’s BBQ fundraiser. I want to personally say ‘Thank You’ for everything she has done for our police officers, and everything else she does for our town. Thanks for speaking out and bringing the truth to the library situation. I know it must have been hard to go against a couple of Waxhaw commissioners and the wrath that has followed since. I am sorry that mean, bitter people are trying to tear her down.