• GOP faces crisis of its own doing

    To the editor:

    As a liberal, I must confess to somewhat enjoying the GOP heartburn following the postponed election of a new speaker of the House.

    “Chaotic,” “unhinged,” “fractured” and “banana republic” are just a few of the pejoratives Republicans themselves have used to describe their frantic search for a leader who can unite the party. I liken this search for unification to herding cats.

  • Kudos to Sunset Beach leaders

    To the editor:

    Kudos to our Sunset Beach leaders.

    Over the past several years, you have had the foresight to preserve the only two precious Intracoastal parcels available. The possibility of selling this land for commercial development to increase our tax base would have been tragic. We now have a boat launch and trailer parking that is used by so many fishermen and for family recreation. The park that was so beautifully designed and constructed with the handicapped in mind is a source of pride for the present residents and for future generations. Thank you!

  • Traffic safety must include stopping for stop signs

    To the editor:

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, at about 6:45 a.m., a Brunswick County Schools bus rolled through the stop sign onto U.S. 17 North from Tall Pines Plantation. What else?

    There was a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy vehicle in the left lane, right where the bus entered the highway. There were five other vehicles watching all of this. Grrrr… I was very upset to see all this take place.

    Safety first — that means stop at all stop signs!

    Beverly Carlisle


  • The gospel is the good news

    To the editor:

    The word gospel literally means “good news” and occurs in the New Testament. In Greek, it is the word euaggelion; in English, evangelist.

    The gospel is the good news concerning Christ and the way of salvation. The key to understanding the gospel is to know why it is the good news.

  • Global warming no more than socialist charade

    To the editor:

    From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year, an international produce market will open in Paris, France, uniquely offering only one produce for sale and consumption. The market is called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the produce is watermelons, an exteriorly verdant fruit with a radiantly red interior.

  • Proffering potential cancer-killing remedies

    To the editor:

    People seem to become embarrassed by common-sense suggestions and ideas. Here are a few of mine that I am sure my wife will think are utterly ridiculous.

    Just went to a funeral service for a friend who died of cancer. We also found out another friend has cancer.

  • Homelessness not just about lack of shelter

    To the editor:

    My husband and I recently moved to Brunswick County from New York. As we settled in, a friend asked me if I wanted to attend a meeting of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC). Having done similar work in New York, I was eager to see how I could help here.

  • Pray for peace in Syria, Iraq

    To the editor:

    Let us pray for the people in Syria who are caught up in a terrible, ongoing conflict that has lasted for several years. Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist forces have taken possession of vast areas of this nation that is so often mentioned in the Bible.

    Christian communities that have been in existence since the days of the Apostle Paul have been decimated. Thousands of Christians have been butchered mercilessly by ISIS. The Assad regime that ruled Syria for decades and gave protection to Christians is now riven with violence and revolution.

  • Celebrating Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 19-23

    To the editor:

    Oct. 19-23 is Nuclear Science Week (NSW) and my favorite week of the year. NSW advances education, stimulates participation and generates communication that provides insight and visibility for the achievements of the nuclear sciences.

    I began my career at Brunswick Nuclear Plant (BNP) 15 years ago as a plant operator, and the best part about working for Duke Energy is the encouragement we receive to give back to the community. NSW is a prime time for employees, like me, to do just that.

  • Kindness makes 81st birthday meal special

    To the editor:

    My wife Faye and I went to Chili’s in Shallotte to celebrate her 81st birthday. The women who work there were great. They all clapped their hands and sang “Happy Birthday” to my wife. About that time, two ladies sitting across the aisle from us were leaving, and they both told my wife, “Happy birthday!”

    When we were ready to check out, our waitress told us those two ladies who sat across from us had paid for our meals. I asked her if she knew who they were. She said no, but they ate there often.