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OCT. 31 — NOV. 13, 2014 • VOL. 5 — NO. 22

No curlers in his hair The Peachtree Charter Middle School’s Drama Department hosted the seventh annual Fall Festival, featuring games, music, art and food on Oct. 18. Festival proceeds go toward production costs for the school’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” set for next year. Left, Adam Boss gets his hair tricked out by Josh Gunter, top. See additional photos on page 26. PHIL MOSIER

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Out there on our roads, some drivers are just rude BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht remembers having to break up an argument in October between two drivers who got mad when one cut off the other on Ashford-Dunwoody Road. “When something like that happens, you get tunnel vision,” Fecht said. “We were there to break that anger and stop the aggressive nature.” In October, Fecht was directing traffic on Ashford-Dunwoody and watched the incident unfold. “The guy pulled out of the [Perimeter] Mall, drove slowly across several lanes, and drifted into a lane and cut another guy off,” Fecht said. The cut-off car honked, and the first car brake-checked him, Fecht said, even though he was wrong. While both cars were stopped at a red light, Fecht walked over just as the man who was cut off was about to start yelling. Traffic-inspired anger also appears when drivers cut off others to “brake-check” them, the officer said. In another Dunwoody case, Fecht said, a driver got so mad he chased another driver through a parking lot until she had to call her parents, who in turn called police. The way Harry Stone of Sandy Springs sees it, something changes in drivers when rush hour arrives. “During the 4 o’ clock mad rush to go home, all the courtesy and consideration goes out the window for drivers,” the Sandy Springs resident said. That can lead to wrecks. The police call it “aggressive driving,” but drivers stuck in traffic know it as simply impatience and frustration SEE OUT THERE, PAGE 28

Dunwoody North: Where residents welcome you with brownies BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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“People did the old-fashioned kind of thing of bringing brownies when we moved in,” Kathy Adams-Carter said about her neighborhood, Dunwoody North. She and her husband wanted to move from their smaller house on Dresden Drive since 2003, when they married, but they didn’t settle on a home until they found the right one in August 2012,

Adams-Carter said. She said they wanted a sense of community and a place that was not Where isolated. You “We are at heart an intowner, not a suburLive banite,” she said. Tucked away and shaded by trees, Dunwoody North provides cool cover and accessibility to SEE DUNWOODY NORTH, PAGE 5

Edward Carter and his wife wanted a “sense of community” after moving from their smaller home on Dresden Drive. ELLEN ELDRIDGE

10-31-2014 Dunwoody Reporter