The following letter from Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler is going out to parents:
We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.
There was a story we did nearly a year ago — Silent movie without a plot — which described in detail a warehouse used in Rocky Mount.
With the only person in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to not take a plea found guilty earlier this week, it will be soon now when the other 14 wise enough to take a plea will be sentenced.
From your keyboard, stained orange from the Cheetos and Doritos you have consumed in your purple haze state of bliss, the bong still smoking, you decide now is the perfect time to deride the po-lice.
Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.