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Letters

  • Sunset Beach tax explanation doesn’t add up

    To the editor:

    I am a Sunset Beach taxpayer on fixed income. I just received my 53 percent tax rate increase changing the payment from 10.5 cents to $.16/$100 valuation. This is a 5.5-cent increase.

  • Writer ill informed on Calabash grant vote

    To the editor:

    In response to the letter, “Ignorance destroys society, the Calabash community,” in the Aug. 20 edition, the synonym of ignorance is ill informed. The writer’s rant exhibits exactly that. She was not present at the meeting regarding the “no strings attached” grant, nor do I believe many other board meetings, if any. Clearly, her information came from a third party, someone who might just have his or her own agenda.

  • Thank you for school supply drive support

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank all community members and businesses who supported our recent Back to School Supply Drive for students in need. The drive was very successful and resulted in many donations that have been distributed to children in local elementary and middle schools.

  • Pray for officers, those accused

    To the editor:

    We have ongoing reports of police being shot while carrying out their regular duties, and just like any other group there are good and bad. Please pray for all law enforcement forces trying to keep us safe while we go about with our daily lives.

    Pray also for those arrested, that all will be treated with justice, despite their race, age, gender and charges.

  • Beacon promotion offers smile versus discount

    To the editor:

    As one hapless victim of our country’s depressed economy, I am always on the alert for an extra good value when making purchases.

    When offered a deal involving no interest if paid off within five years, we usually take notice. But then we realize that we are required to make a payment each month in order to consummate this purchase. Where is the discount? A purchase of this type, of course, is made less frequently than most everyday buys.

  • Brunswick Family Assistance grateful for week’s events

    To the editor:

    It is appropriate to reflect on positive events and relationships that make your life better. For Brunswick Family Assistance, we had a busy but rewarding week. BFA was the designated charity at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Pelicans baseball game Aug. 14; the recognized charity at a special dinner event at Angelo’s Pizzeria and Bistro on Aug. 17; and then Aug. 19 at the Sunset Beach Concert Series. The week ended with a wonderful fundraising event, a 5K/15K run and one-mile walk on a beautiful Saturday morning, Aug. 22, through Sea Trail.

  • Column on heroin epidemic strikes nerve

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Sam Hickman, for the excellent column in last week’s edition on Brunswick County’s heroin epidemic.

    Two words spoken by my wife resulted in my getting involved with Brunswick Christian Recovery Center (BCRC) almost three years ago. I knew very little about substance abuse but felt I wanted to help. Pastor Larry Shreve, BCRC’s CEO and now a dear friend and mentor, said, “We’ve been waiting for you.”

  • Ignorance destroys society, the Calabash community

    To the editor:

    I rarely comment on politics publicly, but I am rolling up on a level of agitation that is resulting in this rant. There is a plague of incongruous decisions being done by commissioners in office to represent Calabash and do the best for our community.

  • Guilt trips and regrets are two different things

    To the editor:

    A guilt trip comes from without and should never be confused with a sincere sense of regret, which comes from within.

  • Why witness for Christ?

    To the editor:

    Bible.org reports 95 percent of all Christians have never won a soul to Christ. Eighty percent of all Christians do not consistently witness for Christ. Less than 2 percent are involved in the ministry of evangelism. Seventy-one percent do not give toward the financing of the great commission.