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Letters

  • Thanks for support

    To the editor:

    We the children of Ralph Varnam want to thank 132 people for coming to his 87th birthday party at Dixon Chapel Methodist Church on Sept. 11. It made his day. He received lots of birthday cards, gifts and phone calls. Ralph is a World War II Navy veteran.

    Karen V. Harris

    Oak Island

    Howard Varnam

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Help Kellie Gore

    To the editor:

    Please help Kellie Gore and her family if you can. I work in the building right beside her house that faces the causeway. We have heard the water pumps run non-stop since Monday. She is trying to keep her head up, but you know as well as I do that it is so stressful for her and the family. She has two young children, and my heart goes out to them as well. 

  • MacCallum is right choice

    To the editor:

    How typical of Democrats to resort to cheap personal attacks when they realize they are about to lose an election. Ms. Pye-Simmons’ accusations against Jim MacCallum, candidate for Clerk of the Superior Court, are case in point.

  • You are in control

    To the editor:

    When considering for whom you will cast your vote in a few weeks, it is important to look back to know where we have been and where we are now. In our state, the governor hardly cut the administrative costs, just services to you and me, including a hike in the state sales and income tax. How about our attorney general not signing onto the coalition of states suing the government about Obamacare?

  • What about raises?

    To the editor:

    Did I miss something? On the front page the headline read “True Cost to Be Governed.” The commissioners’ discretionary spending allowance of $9,000 was cut. These funds had benefited nonprofit organizations in the past. 

    Sounds good to cut the funds in a poor economy, but why did they give themselves outrageous raises? Are they going to still give $5,000 to the senior citizens fund?

  • Shame on you

    To the editor:

    As a conservative-minded, registered member of the Republican Party for my entire adult life, I must say I’m not too proud of the campaign my party is running for the N.C. 7th District congressional seat.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor:

    Support and vote for Mike McIntyre. He is a North Carolina congressman who cares about his and our District 7. We don’t agree on some of his voting, but we do agree that we disagree and make peace to go on with and for the benefit of all people in our district.

  • Supports MacCallum

    To the editor:

    We are responding to a recent letter to the editor from Lisa Pye-Simmons, who said, “Why would we choose a slick lawyer …with a slick public relations lady…for our Brunswick County Clerk of Courts?” Here is the answer: 

  • Focus on the Constitution first

     To the editor:

    In Jamestown in 1607-1611, socialism was tried and failed. This was communism in its purest form. Each was to work according to ability, put results in a common pool and take only what was needed. Results were opposite of intentions. Hard work was not personally beneficial, so settlers responded by not working. Only when individuals could benefit personally from their work did the colony flourish.

  • Thank you for your help

    To the editor:

    Somewhere in the USA, there were lots of boys and girls who came to Brunswick County in June-July of 2007 to work for people in need. That summer, there were 12- to 18-year-olds who came from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and two other states. They stayed at New Life Christian Church on Stone Chimney Road, Rev. Bobby Norton pastor.