.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • God is love

    To the editor:

    Recently, I’ve received two very touching e-mails about animals brought into wildlife rescue sanctuaries. These sanctuaries take in abandoned, injured and/or sick animals.

    Jasmine, a female greyhound, was taken in because she had been abandoned, abused and locked in a shed to die.

  • Upset about senior center changes

    To the editor:

    The questions are “who” and “why.” First, who would take steps to change the wonderful atmosphere that the Senior Center in Shallotte has had for years and that the seniors really enjoy? 

  • Do we become what we behold?

    To the editor:

    Far be it from me to even think that a little feminism may be involved, but has anyone noticed that many TV ads make complete idiots of their male characters while their female counterparts demonstrate an incomparable genius for every situation? 

    Has anyone seen an ad that reverses that order? Is someone “back there” revealing that we are becoming a nation of great gender imbalance? Or, could it be that someone “back there” knows the biblical principle that we become what we behold? 

  • What are the Seneca guns?

    To the editor:

    If we went 180 degrees opposite from where we now are, where would we be? They said that they have Seneca guns in Pakistan.

    If you went 90 degrees and 270 degrees from our latitude and longitude, where would we be? It could be caused by a refraction of sunlight or we are in a skip-zone. It is the result of two air masses coming together. Are the gun sounds coming up, going down or coming from left or right? Where do they start at and where do they usually end up? 

  • Soldier’s letter home

    To the editor:

    I can’t believe it is that time of year.

    I haven’t yet gotten that old Christmas cheer.

    What with you back at home and me over here,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    And even though I’m near the place of His birth,

    I hear no “Merry Christmas”; see no Christmas mirth.

    And Lord knows from here I see no Peace on Earth,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    But we’ve put up a tree...looks like Charlie Brown’s.

  • Thanks for help with Cops and Kids

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No. 53 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual FOP Cops and Kids program (formerly Shop with a Cop). Your generous donations will provide Christmas for children that reside in families with limited income. Our FOP Cops and Kids program will take place on Dec. 11 at a local Walmart store.

    K.T. Belanovich, Secretary/Treasurer

    Brunswick County FOP Lodge No. 53

  • Thanks for kindness

    To the editor:

    On Thanksgiving eve, our phone rang. The caller ID was a strange name. “Wrong number,” I thought. I answered it expecting an offer to make the rest of my life worry-free if only I would purchase XYZ product.

    When I answered, a male voice asked if he was speaking to me by name. I responded he was. The caller asked a shocking question, “Have you lost something of great value?”

  • Doesn’t like move of senior center

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter regarding the relocation of the Shallotte Senior Citizens Center from its present location on Main Street in Shallotte to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

    It is not that we are opposed to the move in whole; it is the fact the move will prohibit some activities that are conducted and embraced by the current clientele of the center. 

  • ‘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 

    to

    takes advantage of their time.

    They stand in line,

    brown, white and black.

    Their food for the week donated by a 

    church,

    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.