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Pet groomer rescinds advisory board resignation

Posted on March 2, 2021

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Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon owner Betsy Strickland poses with Tucker, a Labradoodle belonging to Pete and Cathy Curtis.

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Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon owner Betsy Strickland poses with Tucker, a Labradoodle belonging to Pete and Cathy Curtis.

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I feel I’m needed."
Betsy Strickland, Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon owner

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SPRING HOPE — A pet groomer who resigned from a downtown development board last week changed her mind Monday.

Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon owner Betsy Strickland resigned from the Spring Hope Downtown Development Board at town officials’ request early last week since she no longer operates her business from the Main Street storefront damaged in a neighboring building’s November collapse. 

Strickland told the Spring Hope Board of Commissioners during its Monday evening meeting that she resigned in haste and wanted to rescind her withdrawal from the advisory board.

“You will be moving your business back to Spring Hope?” Mayor Buddy Gwaltney asked Strickland during the meeting.

“As soon as my building is repaired,” Strickland answered.

Strickland said her heart is in Spring Hope and she wants to continue to serve the town.

“I feel I’m needed,” Strickland said.

The commissioners appeared to accept Strickland’s rescinding of her resignation by consensus.

Gwaltney said the issue came up when he found out police officers were delivering meeting packets to Strickland at her home in Franklin County.

Gwaltney said he learned officers were also driving to Momeyer and Nashville delivering meeting packets.

Officers shouldn’t be driving outside the the town’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, let alone outside Nash County, Gwaltney said, adding that he put a stop to it.

Strickland is currently working out of an existing building on her land in Franklin County, located at 77 Hargrove Drive outside Zebulon, about 11 miles from downtown Spring Hope.

Strickland previously wrote on the Bubbles & Bows Facebook page that she intended to build a new pet salon structure on her Franklin County homestead. 

Franklin County commissioners rezoned the property for agricultural purposes, which would allow animal services.  

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