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Letters

  • Same-sex marriage creates moral consequences

    To the editor:

    On June 26, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, Obergefell vs. Hodges, held that the Constitution guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states.

  • Display our American flag, colors properly

    To the editor:

    I always enjoy this time of the year when Americans seem more excited to fly our American flag and display/decorate with American bunting.

    As I wander through many of our communities, I notice many displaying the American bunting. Most Americans are fully aware of the American flag and its proper display etiquette and color arrangements. We would not display a flag that had the red and white striping in improper order/sequence.

  • Historic event unifies Americans

    To the editor:

    Pastor Brad Ferguson and I journeyed to Columbia, S.C., July 10 to witness a historic event: the lowering and removal of the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. It should never have been allowed to fly one the statehouse dome or on the statehouse grounds.

  • Facts about Sunset Beach Town Park’s tree removal plans

    To the editor:

    Regarding Charlie Nern’s letter in last week’s edition, he is wrong in his information on the tree removal in the Sunset Beach Town Park. According to a town survey, the overwhelming majority of homeowners said their main wish for the new park should be to retain the trees. I requested all town records regarding the removal of the trees in the park. The records show this was not done.

  • A call to be renewed

    Christian believers see challenges coming toward us from every side to overwhelm and defeat the cause of the kingdom of God.

  • Planetarium draws visitors to Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    At a June 16 Sunset Beach Town Council workshop, Councilman Lou De Vita questioned the effectiveness of the Sunset Beach Business and Merchants Association’s (SBBMA) campaign to attract tourists. He chose to cite the SBBMA’s posting of the programs at Ingram Planetarium on its website as an example of ineffective spending.

    I leave it to the SBBMA to justify its overall program, but De Vita’s statements imply the programs offered at Ingram Planetarium have no effect on attracting visitors to Sunset Beach. I disagree.

  • Proud to call Sunset Beach my home

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank every person on the staff, paid and unpaid, of the town of Sunset Beach. To members of town council, Mayor Ron Watts, town administrator Susan Parker, all police officers and firefighters, and every single person in every single department who works to make Sunset Beach such a beautiful place to live.

  • Sunset Beach Town Park, amenities worth cost

    To the editor

    I am responding to Rich Cerrato’s letter in the June 25 edition. I am happy to see he is keeping an all-day, everyday watch on the use of Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • Sunset Beach police go above and beyond their call of duty

    This is my way to say thank you to a very special group of people who do more for us each and every day than we realize. They never, or hardly ever, receive enough of our thanks. I’m talking about the Sunset Beach Police Department.

    Recently, I was the receiver of this kindness. I am a lifetime tenant of my home. When my regular service people checked my air conditioning, I was told one unit could not be fixed. Several weeks ago, the other unit went out. I called my regular people twice and knew they were very busy, but I also knew I needed help right away.

  • Thank you for another great N.C. 4th of July Festival

    To the editor:

    The just concluded 2015 North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport was, by most accounts, the safest and best attended in the festival’s history. The people of Southport fully embraced the festival and clearly demonstrated why we are “the happiest seaside town in America.” Thank you, Southport, for your support, patience and welcoming attitude toward our many visitors. Our city has never looked better or been more welcoming.