Blights needs to be addressed

I had not been to Huntington for many years, but the week of 19th to the 23rd I visited a relative who lives there. I loved seeing the city again and ate at all the wonderful places I frequented while growing up there.

We visited several areas of the city where friends and family have previously lived, and I was appalled at the condition of two streets (areas).

One was Hillside Drive in Guyandotte, which actually scared me, and I got off there as quick as I could. How could a city let something like that continue?

The other is Oakland Avenue in Huntington. Some of the street is in fair condition, but the first block of Oakland coming from Norway is atrocious and an open invitation for drug trading.

What happened to all that money Huntington won a few years ago to help the city? Someone should do a series on this blight until it is fixed.

Wanda Sprinkle

Virginia Beach, Va.

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