• Keys, rings lost

    To the editor:

    My father works on the docks of Calabash and is captain of the Hurricane shrimper. He was down on the dock about a week ago and his keys fell out of his pocket. He had his mother and father’s wedding rings on his key ring that meant more (to him) than anyone would ever know. 

    He was so heartbroken about it that he has tried and tried to find them. His mother passed away in June, and that was the last thing he had to remember her by. 

  • Election is important

    To the editor:

    This election is very important to all of us. Think about the candidates. I recently had an issue with the VA and asked for assistance from Congressman McIntyre’s local office; problem resolved in less than two weeks. Think. That takes experience and knowledge, no time for on-the-job training.

  • Vote for Miller

    To the editor:

    As you go to the polls, I ask you to mark your ballot for Charlie Miller, Board of Education, so he can make a mark in the education of the young people in Brunswick County.

  • Do we need another fire station?

    To the editor:

    Why do we need another firehouse? In Sunset Beach we presently have 12 full-time employees and part-time employees (salary range $35,000-$87,000) plus volunteers. Why spend our tax money when economic times are so uncertain?

    Why not allocate the money for the proposed park, to offset sewer fees for the residents or be used to fund curbside recycling?

    Why not place the bridge house on the side of town hall where a recycle bin is presently?

  • Democrats will have to answer

    To the editor:

    Despite protests by Mike McIntyre and so many “Blue Dog” Democrats, there is a very easy way of determining if they supported the progressive agenda and policies of Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. It is a matter of mathematics. 

  • Interested in fair tax

    To the editor:

    Concerning our taxes for the future, I for one am very interested in the “fair tax” being considered by the candidate running for the N.C. Senate for our district, Bill Rabon. 

  • Let voters decide

    To the editor:

    This year, I voted in the mid-term elections for the first time because I’m so concerned with the direction our leaders are taking our country. I chose to get involved with Tristan Patterson’s campaign for the North Carolina State House to do my part locally to help change things.

    Unfortunately, I’ve been disgusted with the dirty politics I’ve witnessed. These are things you would expect to see in a movie theater, not in a small town with people you know. Some tactics against Tristan have been intimidating. 

  • Student needs help with project

    To the editor:

    I am writing to you from Pawtucket, R.I. In my geography class, we are responsible for creating a written, oral and poster project. I chose to do my project on North Carolina. Could you please publish this letter in your paper so that your readers could help me on my project? My teacher explained that first-hand information from citizens of our chosen state would be much more helpful than information gathered from books or the Internet. 

  • Will vote for Pantano

    To the editor:

    On the heels of Pantano’s drubbing of soon-to-be former Congressman McIntyre in last Monday’s debate, some thoughts came to mind; namely, why I am voting for Pantano.

    During my time in the USMC, I had to make snap decisions on various individuals. For the most part, I could peg any given individual if they were the real thing or a fraud. Pantano’s the real thing. In fact, as far as Marine Corps leadership traits are concerned, I find Pantano to be 5.0 in every specific. The one that stands out in my mind is integrity.

  • Protect a local business

    To the editor:

    A serious consequence of the construction of the new bridge at Sunset Beach is the devastating impact it is having upon a local business there.

    For more than 30 years, the country store atmosphere of the seafood store at the bridge has lent a charm to Sunset Beach, as has the old bridge, adding to the town’s attractiveness.

    Now a decision by NCDOT to dig a trench in front of the store will effectively block its doorways and strangle the business.

    Why not a storm drain and not a ditch?