.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Thank you for golf tourney support

    To the editor:

    VFW Post 8866 in Holden Beach extends a sincere “thank you” to each of the businesses in the greater Holden Beach community that supported our seventh annual golf tournament. The purchase of ads and donations of goods and services by 72 Brunswick County businesses enabled the Post 8866 to have its most successful tournament to date. Our members will not forget those who supported us in this effort.

     

    Jim Rich, VFW Post 8866 commander

    Holden Beach

  • Senator should demonstrate moral progress

    To the editor:

    State Sen. Bill Rabon does not represent the best interest of the good citizens of District 8. It appears his vision is more closely aligned with big business and special interest groups in Raleigh and in Charlotte than with the honest hardworking people of our community. I am also troubled by his vengeful and aggressive nature. Calling other legislators vulgar names and yelling at constituents is not appropriate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tillis legislature hurts area, state

    To the editor:

    We all know that Robin Hood took from the rich to give to the poor. Thom Tillis and his merry band in Raleigh have it in reverse. There is no better proof than their actions in formulating the budget for North Carolina: reductions in spending for public education, adding sales tax to services previously exempt, requiring nonprofit agencies to collect sales tax on fund raising events, eliminating the “back to school” two-day sales tax moratorium and shifting the tax burden from electrical co-ops directly to consumers as a sales tax.

  • Participate in candidates' forum Oct. 21

    To the editor:

    Washington is dysfunctional. Raleigh is out of step. Brunswick County is ineffectual. As we circulate in Brunswick County, we frequently hear comments like these expressed. The question for you as a citizen is what responsibility do you have for this state of affairs and will you go to the polls in the upcoming election as an informed voter?

  • Stop stealing campaign signs

    To the editor:

    I travel on N.C. 211 quite often and I have observed political signs for state senate candidate Dr. Ernie Ward placed along the highway, only to be completely gone the next day.

    This has not happened once, but several times. It is extremely disturbing to me and I’m sure many others. It is against the law.

    There is some very dirty politics going on here. Where is the honesty, integrity and respect for the opposition? It makes me sick.

     

    Barbara McLane

    Sunset Beach

  • Early childhood education unites diverse voters

    To the editor:

    A new bipartisan poll shows there is an issue that unites all North Carolinians: early childhood education. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state, including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and home visiting programs.

  • Shallotte roads need some work

    To the editor:

    Shallotte’s roadside is a nightmare, even on Halloween, specifically when you try to get to Home Depot, Belk and BB&T in Shallotte. The only way in is one entrance off  N.C. 130. I was turning off  N.C. 130 trying to go to work at the garden section of Home Depot awhile ago and nearly got run over. The truck behind me almost ran me over when I had to slow down while approaching the entrance. The entrance has terrible ruts and holes in it. You are taking your life into your own hands going through it.

  • Educated, ignorant voters equally powerful

    To the editor:

    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in the Oct. 2 edition, it seems the writer needs to take time to educate herself. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan can’t walk the walk or talk the talk.