• Thanks to ATMC for grant money

    To the editor:

    I am a special education teacher from Shallotte Middle School, and I would like to thank ATMC for awarding my classroom grant money so we could purchase a computer program, Boardmaker Studio.

    This program has made a significant impact in my classroom and has made learning more fun and accessible for my students. Their generosity has provided more opportunities for my students with limited communication skills to have access to the Common Core curriculum and enables the students to better communicate their wants and needs.

  • Health-care plan not about health

    To the editor:

    In order to understand the unmitigated disaster the Obama health-care plan has been for most working families, including that of my own extended family, one has to realize this was never about health at all.

    It was part of Obama’s leftist philosophy to create the conditions for socialized medicine as an instrument to further acquire more power. Nothing illustrates this point more than the fact that many are opting to pay a fine because they are unable to afford the Affordable Care Act.

  • God is not unfair

    To the editor:

    Who would dare say that God is unfair? At first blush, it would appear God’s word says he is unfair. King David was an adulterer and murderer, yet God said he is a man after God’s own heart because he repented, followed God and did his will.

  • Thanks for successful ‘spay-ghetti’

    To the editor:

    On Sunday night, Feb 23, Paws-Ability business member Mama Brava’s in Shallotte hosted a “spay-ghetti” dinner fundraiser organized by Paws-Ability. Normally not open on Sunday nights, they opened their doors to 153 people in the community who had purchased tickets in advance to support the spay and neuter efforts in Brunswick County. Funds from this event will help Paws-Ability continue the spay and neuter program in partnership with Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

  • Tax referendum should be split

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County officials have added a referendum to the May primary ballot asking voters to approve an increase in the county sales tax from 6.75 percent to 7 percent. The proposed use of revenues generated from this tax would go to school facilities and to beach projects like terminal groins. The referendum should be divided into two referendums. One referendum should be for school projects, and the other one for beach projects.

  • ACA is work in progress

    To the editor:

    The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): Is it a train wreck best repealed as the GOP ads promise? I think it is an important work in progress as Sen. Kay Hagan’s ads suggest, worthy of improving as we go.

  • Mad Inlet site ideal for education

    To the editor:

    In reference to the story by Laura Lewis this week on Mad Inlet suggesting Ed Gore is open to the prospect of alternative uses for his undeveloped property on the western end of Sunset Beach bordering Bird Island, I want to commend Mr. Gore for considering the potential opportunity for dedicating his Mad Inlet property for educational purposes. He has already donated some property on the east end to N.C. State’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and this would be a similar demonstration of his public-minded philanthropy.

  • Puppy-mill law is needed in N.C.

    To the editor:

    In July 2012 in Brunswick County, 150 dogs were seized from a puppy mill in Leland.

    These dogs were on sale through the Internet and local ads. According to the owner, the dogs were AKC registered and the facility had been inspected by the AKC.

  • Museum thanks OIB establishments

    The Touch Tank at the Museum of Coastal Carolina is a popular attraction, a place where visitors can interact with fish, sea stars, crabs, sea anemones, horseshoe crabs, conch and other live animals.

    On Fridays at 11 a.m., visitors are invited to help docents feed the Touch Tank animals. More live animals live out of sight “behind-the-scenes” in quarantine and holding tanks. All of these animals have healthy appetites and must be fed several times a week. These animals have very discriminating palates: they prefer fresh shrimp and clams. Nothing else will do.

  • Health care insurance deadline approaching

    To the editor:

    There is a fast approaching deadline to sign up for health care insurance for the remainder of 2014 and receive a subsidy if you qualify. Registration via the marketplace and payment are due no later than March 31.

    The Brunswick Beacon, Novant, Loris and Columbus hospitals and several other sponsors conducted informative sessions at Brunswick Community College and at the health expo this past Saturday to educate the uninsured on the Affordable Care Act.