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Letters

  • March Madness in politics

    To the editor:

    March Madness is especially enjoyable this year for me — ACC fan for 60 years — because five conference teams have made it to the Sweet Sixteen. It is a “one for all, all for one” attitude in the sports arenas.

  • Kudos for sign ordinance enforcement

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Gail Treglia and the town of Carolina Shores for finally handing out a $100 fine to Eric Tryggeseth, owner of Grand Strand Coffee in Carolina Shores, for the signage that appears on U.S. 17, both northbound and southbound, Saturday mornings then disappears Monday mornings. He has knowingly been violating an ordinance for years knowing officials did not work on the weekends to fine him for the illegally placed signs.

  • Saunders deserves some kind of award

    To the editor:

  • Pray for Israel

    To the editor:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently addressed the joint houses of Congress of the United States. This was his third time to give such an address. The only other leader to address the U.S. Congress three times was Sir Winston Churchill. This address coincided with the feast of Purim, which commemorates Queen Esther’s appeal to the king of Persia to save the Jewish people.

  • Prompt response to courthouse damage earns thanks

    To the editor:

    Many of your readers know of the water damage that recently occurred at our Brunswick County Courthouse. I write to publicly thank the many who contributed to our prompt recovery and re-opening.

  • Thanks for starting road to recovery

    To the editor:

  • Second Sunset Beach fire station not free

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council wants you to believe the town’s second fire station was free. Sunset Beach taxpayers paid $275,000 for the land, $300,000 for the grant and $225,000 each year to staff the facility (two staff each shift, including employee benefit costs). Moreover, the staff is legally restricted against extinguishing any fires until additional help arrives because of safety regulations. The total cost for this incomplete service is $1.25 million.

  • What side of the cross are you on?

    To the editor:

  • Church shelter issue is one of citizenship

    To the editor:

    Should churches that house the homeless be required to meet local building codes and regulations?

    Churches are people, not buildings. Church members can meet anywhere, but when they invest in a building, the community expects it to meet applicable codes and regulations. Churches receive a number of free services, paid for by taxpayers, including fire and police protection.

  • Explore alternatives to groin

    To the editor:

    The proposed terminal groin at the east end of Ocean Isle Beach has been framed in two ways: by advocates as necessary to save houses and by those opposed that the structure will destroy downstream beaches.

    The existing situation is from one-half mile west of Shallotte Inlet; Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach beaches are stable. Erosion occurring at the eastern end of Ocean Isle is because of the mining of the tidal delta.