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Letters

  • 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

  • Children’s Medicaid program continues

    To the editor: After reading your article about Health Check Coordination, I would like to clarify for your readers this health insurance program for children on Medicaid is a continuing program.

    As of February, the Community Cares of N.C. Network became responsible for Health Check Coordination. Since February, ACCESS III of the Lower Cape Fear, the local Community Cares organization, has been administering the program in Brunswick County. They worked closely with the Health Check Coordinator funded by Smart Start and as of July 1, the transition has been completed.

  • Support Scott’s agenda

    To the editor: Although receiving the largest vote total in Sunset Beach this past November, councilman Carol Scott’s campaign pledge to inject tax-saving strategies was met with stiff opposition from other council members, Mayor Klein and town administrator Gary Parker.

    As an observer at the budget sessions, I was convinced our elected officials exploit the taxpayers rather than serve them.

  • Thank you to Theresa Tese

    To the editor: I am writing to say a public thank you to Theresa Tese, founder of Comfort Socks, a 501(c)3 charity that provides new socks to homeless shelters all across the USA and to agencies like ours that serve homeless individuals.

    Today, Theresa donated socks to Brunswick Family Assistance, which we plan to share with other agencies that work with the homeless and with homeless people who come to us for assistance.

    Comfort and hygiene are certainly issues for the homeless and Theresa has found a way to address those needs.

  • Duplicated taxpayer services

    To the editor: In his recent letter to the editor, G. G. Dale expressed concern and criticism regarding duplication of utilization of citizen tax dollars.

    The Carolina Shores POA paid their attorney to correspond with the town of Carolina Shores attorney regarding the maintenance of town-owned swales and driveway headwalls.