To the Editor,
The headline in the June 24 edition of The Robesonian concerning the DMV Office was shocking. It shows how callous our government can be and how dumb some of their decisions are.
For more than 30 years the Beasley family has served North Carolina and the public. Helen Beasley has served North Carolina, Robeson County, Lumberton and outlying areas for 30 years and after Helen’s death the way DMV thanks the family is by kicking them out. Ouida and Charles, plus two other faithful employees, have given 60 plus years of service to North Carolina and Robeson County. And how do we thank them? By not considering “family” as a contract renewal. And by not listening to our elected officials. Sen. Michaeal Walters and Rep. G.L Pridgen both supported the Beasleys in the renewal contract.
Where is the office hoping to move? To Lackey Street, west of I-95. Where did our Veterans Clinic get moved to against common sense? West of I-95. Our county commissioners could smell what was coming but they did not get involved or take a stand to support the Beasleys.
I differ with DMV’s answer, “It was reviewed as any new application.” Folk, it was not a new application it was a family trying to maintain their livelihood because of the death of their mother.
James C. Seaman