Mount Airy News 05/13/2017 Groups Petition Effort Targets Roads

Posted on May 12, 2017 by mtairynews
Group’s petition effort targets roads
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By Tom Joyce - tjoyce@civitasmedia.com
Whether it involves dangerous roads without guardrails, standing water in roadways or the N.C. Department of Transportation’s controversial use of tar and loose gravel, a Dobson-area group wants to see improvements.
Southern Cross, which has been described as a small motorcycle/motor vehicle organization — which also advocates for various causes and charities — has mounted a petition drive aimed at building a grass-roots awareness of the road problems.
Copies of the petitions have been placed at various sites in the Mount Airy, Dobson and Elkin areas which concerned citizens can sign, according to Joe Davis, the head of Southern Cross, which was formed about two years ago.
In addition to circulating petitions, and soliciting signatures door to door, the group has contacted Sen. Shirley Randleman, who serves Surry County in ...

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