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Letters

  • Group forms to help COPD victims

    To the editor:

    An invisible killer is in our midst. It’s called COPD.

    You may not recognize the name COPD but it stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and basically includes disease such as emphysema, fibrosis, alpha 1 deficiency and many more. It is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States and is growing rapidly.

    Many people suffer from some form of breathing problem or have someone they know or in their family that does.

  • Thanks for BFA donation

    To the editor:

    A lady I’ve never met walked into Brunswick Family Assistance recently with a generous financial donation from her church.

    Sadly, her church had its last meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, after months of agonizing over the decision to dissolve.

    Hard times hit us in so many ways, but seeing a church dissolve is heartbreaking. We are so thankful to that small fellowship for sharing what was left of the bounty of their tithes and offerings with us.

  • Voters should decide funding status

    To the editor:

  • Doesn’t like points in reader’s letter

    As a resident of Sunset Beach, I am appalled by the inflammatory accusations put forth in Mr. Cerrato’s recent letter.

    We have a new town council in place that represents the majority of residents that voted in the past election. Not too long ago, many residents in our town were upset about the impending building of the Waves surf and sport store and its potential eyesore to the area.

  • Turning disaster into triumph

    It’s difficult to see there could be anything good about Sept. 11, but if we look to our past, we find other generations turn disaster into triumph.

    On Sept. 11, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was outflanked and defeated, leaving Philadelphia open to occupation by the enemy. British General Howe and his troops flooded the city. Patriots flooded west to York, taking the Liberty Bell, records of the Continental Congress and possessions.

    Who could know such terrifying events could have a positive result?

  • Red state, blue state

    The political transition from the liberal North to the conservative South has been smoother than expected. 

    We knew moving to the Carolinas the political climate would be different from Pennsylvania. Living in the Bible Belt, we knew we would be surrounded by some good ole Southern conservatism as well as a new crop of Tea Partiers.

  • Thinks letter was short sight

    Mr. Cerrato, I’m sorry to see that you continue to create fiction, misrepresent facts, and fail to recognize the benefits of actions the town council takes.  The council members are residents of Sunset Beach and not some alien force. We, therefore, share consequences or benefits of the decisions we make on the citizens’ behalf. We take this responsibility very seriously.

  • What god do you worship?

    To the editor:

    Do some people worship a straw god? Have you ever heard someone say: “My god would never do this” or “what would Jesus do?” Then they give a personal opinion of what they imagine God to be like.

    Some get mad at God when what they expect of the god they made up does not happen.

  • Obama and the plan in Afghanistan

    To the editor:

    The top U.S. Marine general in Afghanistan said President Barack Obama’s announced July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from the country had given “sustenance” to the Taliban.

  • Pantano an honest candidate

    To the editor: Barbara Stanley neglected to mention that charges against Pantano were dropped after autopsies confirmed the Iraqi insurgents were shot in self-defense. This was a war.

    Perhaps the prisoners Breazeale took submitted to him. Brazeale and Stanley didn’t stare into the eyes of insurgents who ignored Pantano’s warnings and (armed or not) wanted him dead. War is ugly as we all know, but sometimes necessary.