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Letter: Lee-Jackson must be renamed

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I never attended Lee-Jackson. By the time my family arrived I had missed Lee-Jackson. I would spend my remaining school years in Mathews schools. That’s for background; I have no interest in sharing my thoughts on the school system as things change, people changed, and it matters not to the point of this letter.

I no longer live in Mathews but I still have family. They run a store called The Island Stop. I feel the need to make clear that they do not agree with my stance on this issue. I point this out to show that I still have a connection to Mathews County though I no longer reside there. I have no desire to move back as the environment and popular way of thinking there do not make me feel safe given my life situation. However, my comfort or opinions of Mathews County are not the point.

The point is that Lee-Jackson must be renamed. It’s not a vendetta. Nor is it something I say out of spite or out of petty trivial needling of people because I don’t...

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