• ‘Blue Collar’

    To the editor:

    My view for the last few,

    was something common, not new.

    At one time considered successful,

    now pinching pennies to buy food.

    They flocked at the chance

    to make an extra dime.

    While the company they give their life 


    takes advantage of their time.

    They stand in line,

    brown, white and black.

    Their food for the week donated by a 


    in a small but thoughtful paper sack.

  • Residents want to protect their island

    To the editor:

    My name and comments from a parking meeting at Sunset Beach were in a recent article written by Laura Lewis. 

    I think she missed the point I was trying to make. I am concerned about the negative effect paid parking will have on residents, renters and guests. 

    Why take residential streets and turn them into parking lots? It is difficult enough to back out of your driveway. It would be more difficult with parked cars blocking your view. 

  • Don’t forget about town’s infrastructure

    To the editor:

    Since the new bridge in Sunset Beach is complete and sewer construction is well under way, businesses and developers will be eager to resume building in our town once the economy recovers. 

    Although there isn’t anything wrong with a little progress, and it even may be welcomed in some cases, we need to make sure the growth of our quaint little community is controlled and according to our terms.

  • A spending cut by Congress

    To the editor:

    There’s plenty of complaining about wasteful spending and a do-nothing government. That could be changed today if Congress was committed to doing its job. The majority of work has already been done for several pieces of legislation that are being held up for the ‘new Congress.’ 

  • What’s next for Obamacare?

    To the editor:

    Have you gotten your waiver of the Obamacare requirements yet? You haven’t? Well, you better get hoppin’ before they’re all gone. 

  • Organizers deserve an apology

    To the editor:

    The Mannon C. Gore Bridge connecting the Sunset Beach mainland and island is now open. Our community had a fabulous dedication and reception on Oct. 1 as part of our Sunset at Sunset weekend. Then on Nov. l, hundreds of residents and neighbors from surrounding communities enjoyed a walk or ride over the new bridge. The sun was shining in a beautiful Carolina blue sky and there were smiling faces everywhere.

  • Be an informed voter in 2012

    To the editor:

    A special thanks to the 730 voters that attended and those that watched the broadcast of the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s (ABCPOA) sponsored Meet the Candidates Night on Oct. 11.

  • Community lost treasured member

    To the editor:

    Friday night, Nov. 5, I lost a good friend, and Ocean Isle Beach lost a truly special man. Howard Fisher, affectionately known to all as “Captain Howie,” passed away at his home while many friends stood by with love and support. 

    Howie was truly an American hero and served his country honorably. He was a man who helped many others and wanted no recognition for it, only to enjoy watching the results of his help and guidance. 

  • Impact of this year’s campaigning

    To the editor:

    The impact of this past election of 2010 goes far deeper than which party controls the House or the Senate. 

    The incivility and tone of the campaign reached a disturbingly new low in American politics. This was evident not only in the advertising but also in many candidate debates and forums and in the public discourse. We were overwhelmed by millions of dollars in negative ads without knowing who paid for many of them.

  • Thanks for info about bridge cost

    To the editor:

    Regarding the Sunset Beach park site appraisals: According to the second appraisal company, “a sales comparison approach and discounted cash flow will yield the most credible value opinion,” and “no comparable acreage tracts have been sold in the previous three years.” 

    No surprise there, given the economy.