Dragstrip Neighbor Why No Concern For Us?

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jesse Gentry isn’t going away.

County commissioners may have known that already, but they learned it again at their January meeting.

Gentry, who lives on NC 801 near Farmington Dragway, has complained for years about noise from loudspeakers, overnight camping, lighting and a general lack of following county zoning laws by various owners of the dragstrip property.

And he was at the meeting two months earlier when commissioners voiced concerns over noise and lighting from potential solar farms.

“Why has there been no concern about me?” he asked. “I’m not going to quit this until I’m dead.

“It’s not a campground, but people camp there and run generators all night.”

Vehicles sometimes make runs on the dragstrip well after midnight, he said.

“They have no concern for us.”