Talkers just aren't quite sure what mess it is they're talking about.
Yes, left turns onto 21 from 73 are no longer allowed, leading instead to a series of turns where just one would have done the trick in the good old days. But how good were those days, really?
Talkers trying to get a lay of the realigned land at the intersection have barely had time to look because traffic there has been moving as efficiently as Kasey Kahne in the last 50 laps of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.
Khane benefitted from an absence of caution flags toward the end of NASCAR's longest race and, while the evidence admittedly remains anecdotal, Talkers note that N.C. 73 drivers appear to be having the same kind of experience.
Just like Kasey, we'll take it.
Boogity, boogity, boogity!
For a town as progressive as Davidson presents itself to be, Talkers were stunned this week to learn that, apparently, bull fighting and sending the Christians into the ring to take on the lions was legal until now.
The town recently approved an amended pet ordinance that, along with what one might normally expect in such a law — pick up droppings, keep them leashed, provide them adequate food and shelter, etc. — is one provision that deems the following to be unlawful:
"Promote, stage, hold, manage, conduct, carry on or attend any game, exhibition, contest, fight or combat between one or more animals or between animals and humans."
Now Talkers aren't exactly certain what specific kind of fight or combat between animals and humans Davidson officials are concerned about, but they are fairly certain there won't be any running of the Labradoodles through the streets of downtown.
Talkers have heard the complaints, accusing them of paying too much attention to Hough High School's athletic programs and not enough to the area's other two public high schools, North Meck and Hopewell. They probably cringed when they saw this week's cover, and if the school's baseball team this weekend repeats what its girls soccer team did last weekend, they will probably see it again.
Talkers mean no slight to the other schools, and they know of some parents who think North and Hopewell got the shaft when it came to drawing the lines to populate Hough two years ago.
Talkers have even heard from one who doesn't think the school should even exist. But it does, and the Huskies are, in fact, enjoying surprisingly early athletic success.
It's enough to make the hysterical Hough parents forget about that whole "what-the name-sounds-like-or-how-it-may-be-mispronounced-to-traumatize-our-little-darlings" controversy.
To rhyme with the school's name, the student-athletes there seem to be pretty tough.