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Letters

  • Don’t stand for bad behavior

    To the editor:

    I want to encourage everyone to vote on or before Nov. 4. This election is an important one. It impacts this community and sends a message to the rest of the state that Brunswick County folks are not standing for the embarrassing behaviors publicly exhibited by state Sen. Bill Rabon. No state senator should verbally and publicly berate the people whom he is supposed to represent. A state senator should not ignore what voters want. Rabon has chosen to do both of these things.

  • Remember to review ballot

    To the editor:

    I would like to remind voters to make sure they review their vote choices before they press the final vote button. If you fail to review your ballot, you may be voting for someone other than whom you desire.

    Catherine Barclay

    Sunset Beach

  • Regain control of U.S. Senate

    To the editor:

    It is sad that both candidates for our U.S. Senate have so many negative ads flooding our state. However, no matter which candidate you may prefer, the bottom line is the only way to get control of the Senate and to get many necessary bills passed is to vote Republican.

  • Well done, sheriff's office

    To the editor:

    I was among a group of about 20 other residents to attend the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. This is an 11-week program designed to build a better understanding between law enforcement and those they serve in Brunswick County. What a fantastic program!

  • Our votes count

    To the editor:

    As we go to the polls this election time, we all hope we can vote for an improvement in our lives. The right to vote is precious and comes at a great price. Our votes do count, but should believers put all their confidence in a process that man administrates? Daniel 2:21: “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding…” It looks like God gives us the leaders he believes we deserve.

  • Stand up for education

    To the editor:

    It is time for educators and community members in this county to take a stand for quality education. Current political leaders are degrading our futures. Students are denied instructional materials and one-on-one instruction because of cuts to schools’ funds and personnel. Teachers are leaving to take positions in other states. Our brightest young people are not choosing education as a future career. We are not the best example of public education in the southeastern United States as we were five years ago. We are near the bottom.

  • Enough being ignored and insulted by elected officials

    To the editor:

    Tenure is just one of the things the Senate took away from teachers this year, yet tenure is what state Sen. Bill Rabon gains if he is re-elected in November for another term. He thinks tenure for experienced dedicated teachers is not good for North Carolina, but tenure is good for North Carolina senators when they leave office.

  • Elect leader who demonstrates compassion

    To the editor:

    I was invited to an event for this candidate in Hillsborough. We who care about animals were alarmed that the mild sanctions put into place to protect dogs in puppy mills was adamantly fought against by state Sen. Bill Rabon in District 8, who is a veterinarian. This is both scary and alarming.

  • Review books before students read them

    To the editor:

    Information for parents, grandparents and guardians of the children and youth of Brunswick County: There are several very unsavory books in our schools in this county, so be sure to check out books your children bring home and the ones you get a letter about. Some of the things in these books include describing masturbation, references to sex with animals, degrading different ethnic races, filthy language, graphic violence, degrading different religions and much more.

  • Base election on people, not party

    To the editor:

    Tenure is just one of the things the state Senate took away from teachers last session, yet tenure is what Sen. Bill Rabon gains if he is re-elected in November for another term to represent District 8 in Raleigh. Just to get this straight, Rabon votes to take tenure from experienced teachers because he thinks it is not a good thing for North Carolina, yet tenure is good for the state senators when they leave office.