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Letters

  • Climate change an elitist scheme

    To the editor:

    If you have ever wondered why some politicians, some academics, some scientists and those generally on the political left have persistently argued for the belief in man-made global warming and climate change, you need wonder no more.

    At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism.

  • How to end racisim in world

    To the editor:

    Why has racism been a problem throughout human history?

    The answer is sin. We harbor evil thoughts about other people and commit evil acts against them because of sin (Romans 3:10-23). Sin appears to make us innately suspicious of people who look differently from us. Only through the transformative power of salvation in Jesus Christ can racism be overcome (2 Corinthians 5:17). Only through seeing all other people as being created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) can we rid ourselves of racial prejudices.

  • Still a believer

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter believing that, in our sometimes jaded world, there are still Good Samaritans.

    On Friday, Feb. 6, after cashing a check at the bank, I evidently dropped a BB&T bank envelope with $120 in $20s in the parking lot directly in front of the door to Tripp’s Jewelers on Main Street in Shallotte. I was on a mission of mercy to get a battery replaced in my husband’s watch and a neck chain repaired. Leaving the store, I returned home and then realized the envelope containing the money was missing.

  • Pruden was unfit to lead county schools

    To the editor:
    I am so surprised that people are upset with the Brunswick County Board of Education for firing Dr. Edward Pruden.

  • Court should treat juveniles as juveniles

    To the editor:
    All minors 16 and older are sent directly to criminal court. They do not go through the juvenile system. No matter the level of their crime, whether a misdemeanor or a serious crime, they do not get the chance to be treated as the juveniles they are.
    The legal voting age is 18 because those younger are not viewed as being able to make adult decisions; however, in the eyes of the law, they are deemed to be old enough to be punished as an adult.

  • Negotiating team lacks credibility

    To the editor:
    After countless months of agreement violations and excuses by the team of Councilman Wilson Sherrill and former councilwoman Karen Joseph defending the developer of Jaguar’s Lair, the town of Sunset Beach has finally entered into mediation. In summer and fall 2013, the developer walked off the job and the team did nothing. Instead, in winter 2014, they blamed the weather as their revised excuse.

  • Shallotte Lions Club promotes better vision, serves blind

    To the editor:

    The Shallotte Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral in Shallotte off U.S. 17. The Lions Club is one of the largest service club organizations in the world. Our motto is: We serve.” Those who we serve are visually impaired or blind.

    The Shallotte Lions sponsor a mobile eye screening van for three of our local schools and the community. Our next screening is Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vision Square on Main Street in Shallotte and is free to the public.

  • Thank you, Autumn Care of Shallotte staff

    To the editor:

    I wanted to publicly thank the staff at Autumn Care of Shallotte for their excellent care of my husband, Edward, during his 13-month stay at Autumn Care. Because of his advanced stage of dementia I had to make that dreaded decision that I could no longer give him 24/7 quality care at home. Admitting him into the hands of strangers was very frightening. I found that Edward not only was taken care of in a very professional way, but he also had the love and respect from the staff.

  • Calabash Lions Club has so much to offer

    To the editor:

    The Calabash Lions Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Calabash Fire Department, and the third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Pancake House.

  • Rep. Iler’s presentation on education incomplete

    To the editor: