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Letters

  • Kudos to all involved in Sunset at Sunset

    To the editor:

    We would like to thank our craft vendors, food vendors and nonprofits for their participation in the 10th annual Sunset at Sunset Festival. We hope your day was enjoyable and profitable.

    This year’s record-breaking crowds were amazing and we hope you enjoyed the day. Your support of the festival and our vendors means the world to us.

  • Vote ‘no’ on school bond

    To the editor:

    I received a copy of a handout that Brunswick County schools recently sent home with all the children in the district on its proposed $152 million bond. They don’t use the words “vote for the bond” but they are skating dangerously close. I am concerned about this because it seems biased for the bond using our tax dollars and our children to promote it.

  • Thank you, Sunset Beach, for excellent storm response

    To the editor:

    We wanted to send an open letter of appreciation to the entire Sunset Beach community following the wrath of Hurricane Matthew.

    As out-of-town owners of rental property on Sunset Beach island, we were concerned our beachfront cottage may have been damaged by the storm. Even in the midst of the approaching storm, Sunset Properties arranged to have our cottage cleaned when the prior renter departed early because of the evacuation.

  • American Legion Post 186 takes stand on flag

    To the editor:

    American Legion Post 186 took a stand at its October membership meeting. Any sports team that has or will display disrespectful postures during the playing of the National Anthem will have their team’s games banned from being televised in American Legion Post 186. The American Legion’s preamble to its Constitution includes, “to foster and perpetuate a 100 percent Americanism.” We encourage every patriotic organization, veteran, child of a veteran or just someone who is proud to be an American First, to stand with us.

  • Charlotte mayor to blame for city’s problems

    To the editor:

    The clear lack of direction and leadership in Charlotte in the aftermath of the shooting of Keith Scott lies squarely with Mayor Jennifer Roberts.

    As seen case after case with violence after police shootings, protests escalate, innocent bystanders are injured and significant damage occurs to businesses and property. With this precedent, I am baffled why Roberts refused Gov. Pat McCrory’s assistance at the first indication of possible unrest.

  • Clinton’s email security breaches were ignored

    To the editor:

    In his Sept. 29 letter, Satinder Ahuja wrote: “Clinton admitted her mistake (regarding) ...use of a private email server ... and it is time to move on to more important matters.” The most important matter for the president of the United States is national security.

  • Rouzer deals in weasel words

    To the editor:

    I’ve shared a letter from our 7th District Congressman David Rouzer he sent in response to a question I asked him about why he signs a pledge to never raise taxes, when 100 percent of America’s $19 trillion debt is because Congress has voted to spend $19 trillion more than Congress has voted to tax on incomes, forcing the Treasury to borrow instead.

    In his letter, he names Social Security as the second most important driver of this ($19 trillion) federal debt.

  • Williams’ story too familiar for far too many

    To the editor:

    For those of us who have lost a son or daughter to the ravages of addiction to drugs and alcohol, Pam Williams’ front-page story in last week’s edition is all too familiar.

  • We cannot afford to elect Trump

    To the editor:

    I knew when I first heard Donald Trump say Mexicans were rapists (and more), I knew he was even more hateful than he was on his TV show, “The Apprentice.” He seems to love Donald Trump; he is narcissistic; his egotism is even larger than his mouth. His “You’re fired!” was delivered with so much abhorrence and glee, I wondered why any of the “apprentices” would agree to submit to such a “reality” show.

  • Be alert at the voting booth

    To the editor:

    Recently, a voter identification verification bill was passed in North Carolina (voter ID law). Acceptable IDs were available free at numerous locations with help offered if needed. In the election this fall, a person would provide the ID to show they are who they say they are and eligible to vote.

    The NAACP protests the voter ID requirement as placing an unfair barrier to poor and minority folks. Some people’s mindset is rooted in the past segregation era. The rest of the country apparently has moved on.