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Hartnett not closed-minded

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: After reading Stacey Manning’s editorial in the Jan. 24 issue of the Brunswick Beacon, I wonder who has the "closed mind."

She states in the article: “It’s surely a shame that a local official has such a closed-minded opinion. Mr. Hartnett, as a member of P&Z board, should not openly reject changes or new ideas.”

I question whether she contacted Mr. Hartnett personally to clarify his quote and opinion on the matter. I talked to him recently and he denies ever having been contacted by Ms. Manning.

I am positive Mr. Hartnett took into account, in a professional matter, whom he felt was qualified to serve as a member of the Carolina Shores Planning & Zoning Committee.

If you are going to criticize someone in print, please do your homework and personally interview all parties concerned.

EDITOR’see^NOTE: The item mentioned in this letter was the editor's opinion column, not an editorial. It made no claim the writer spoke directly to Mr. Hartnett, rather expressed an opinion about a statement made directly to a Beacon reporter in a news article.