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Letters

  • Supports MacCallum for clerk

    To the editor: Brunswick County’s position of Clerk of Courts is in need of an experienced, knowledgeable dedicated attorney. That person is James MacCallum.

    I met Mr. MacCallum a couple of years ago when I was asked to serve on the board of directors for Communities in Schools. I worked closely with Jim on the board, and witnessed his leadership and commitment firsthand.

  • Do officials know what bills contain?

    To the editor: How many times will the Democratic-controlled Congress vote for bills without knowing what the bill contains?

    A recent headline in another newspaper contained an article titled, “Congress acts, but bank bill has work ahead.” The content of the article states details of how this bill will affect every person in this country.

  • Who will foot the healthcare bill?

    To the editor: Do you think government should manage your healthcare program and dollars? This letter is not to debate the need for affordable healthcare for all Americans (that decision has already been made for you), but is intended to give an indication of what you might expect from your government.

    Past actions are an indication of what we can expect in the future. News articles recently tell us how effective the government is at handling your money. The homebuyer credit program ($8,000 per claim) has been audited and here are some of the results:

  • Where is the news coverage?

    To the editor:

    “If they could, they would rise up screaming for justice...”

    There were thousands of Americans protesting Mayor Bloomberg’s approved mosque that is very close to the World Trade Center where Muslims killed thousands of Americans.

    Did you see it in your local papers? Are we crazy?

    American dead scream out for coverage, and the media are ignoring them. I am disappointed that every newspaper in the United States is not expressing outrage over this symbol of hatred being erected near such holy ground.

  • No more parking studies needed

    To the editor: To the mayor and town council of Sunset Beach:

    The town of Sunset Beach would do itself, its residents and its visitors a huge favor if it would end all studies and attempts to provide more parking spaces on the island.

    Everyone knows this is a small island and can only accommodate a limited number of people. Most weekends, including the July Fourth weekend, have proven we can now get more people on the island and park them than the beach, streets and all other facilities can safely handle.

  • Do something better with port land

    To the editor: What a great idea! The people of southeastern Brunswick County are fighting hard to preserve the beautiful piece of North Carolina we call “home” from becoming a mega-industrial site.

    The port authority is not done trying to jam a port into our daily lives. Three cheers to all the elected officials who have taken a stance against the proposed port.

  • Roadside vendors should stay

    To the editor: Shame on the Brunswick County commissioners. Roadside vendors, especially at the “mobile mall,” as it is known by the locals, provide a valuable service to so many people.

    In these tough economic times, rather than applaud and encourage their ingenuity and work ethic, the commissioners have chosen to put them out of work and possibly add more people to the government dole. Everybody loses.

  • Leave roadside vendors alone

    To the editor: I’m totally amazed at the audacity of our county commissioners enforcing a ban on some roadside vendors.

    With so much wrong in our economy, they waste time attacking those who are trying to earn a living legitimately. No wonder we have so many people breaking the laws.

    Leave the farmers, kids and entrepreneurs alone.

  • Thanks for help at Shrine Club

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Brunswick County Shrine Club, we would like to thanks all of the fire and rescue departments for all efforts on our behalf to save, what we think, is part of Bolivia and Brunswick County history.

    Without their extreme efforts, our history inside the building would have been lost. We thank all of you.

    James Caton, Shriners president

    Brunswick County Shriners

    Brunswick County Shrinettes

    Brunswick County Thunderbolts

  • Open letter to people of Shallotte

    To the editor:Once again, you have made it a pleasure to drive down Main Street.

    The railing boxes holding the beautiful flowers and the hanging baskets from the telephone poles are a nice touch that adds to our trips to town to shop and dine.

    And they are so well tended too, as I see people watering them frequently.

    Keep up the beautification.

    Hayden and Pat O’Neil

    Ocean Isle Beach