A slap-happy spray paint job by a utility contractor has tarnished the quaint brick sidewalks in downtown Waynesville with obtrusive and excessively large orange stripes.
“That guy just went nuts,” said Fred Baker, Waynesville’s public works director. Baker, needless to say, is not a fan of the overzealous spray paint job.
The orange paint markings are unattractive and out-of-place, even jarring for the scene that Waynesville’s historic downtown evokes. The not-to-be-missed marks on the sidewalk and street have been the source of plenty of rumors. So first, a few disclaimers:
• The paint isn’t permanent. It will fade out eventually,