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Letters

  • Thanks for help with benefit

    To the editor: A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all who volunteered and sponsored the charity benefit for Hilda Smith on Nov. 19

    I truly appreciate your compassion and generosity to help me as I battle amyloidosis. It was good to see many of my former students and get them to reminisce, and to see former colleagues and good friends.

    Your monetary gifts are a blessing, and I know God will bless you in return.

    Always have hope, look up and smile.

    Thank you again for blessing me with your love.

  • McIntyre's shameful vote

    To the editor: Mike McIntyre said he voted “no” for the healthcare reform bill because it need more cost-study time.

    What a pathetic answer. Healthcare reform has been studied for more than 60 years.

    Mike joined with several other Democrats who like to call themselves “Blue Dog Democrats.” They have the wrong color. They should be called “Yellow Dog Democrats.”

  • There are still good people

    To the editor: About three weeks ago I left Walmart in Shallotte. As I was driving home, my car quit running. I was so upset and scared.

    I tried to get off the road as much as I could. It was on U.S. 17. I am 84 years old, and I did not have my phone.

    I hadn’t been there long when a young lady came along and stopped to ask if she could help me. Then a man and his wife came by and stopped to help me.

    I found out I had ran out of gas, something that has never happened to me in my life.

  • What are you thankful for?

    To the editor: As we think about celebrating Thanksgiving Day, what should we be thankful for?

    This Thanksgiving Day, my son will celebrate another holiday and another day without a father, while the man charged with shooting and killing his father may celebrate Thanksgiving at home with his family.

    My son will grow up lacking one of the most important things in life, learning the love between a father and a son.

  • Consensus is not fact

    To the editor: Undoubtedly, you have encountered the expressions “scientific consensus” and “climate change,” often in the same context.

    Environmental alarmists now bemoan “climate change” as the doomsday harbinger, whereas heretofore it was “global warming,” a distinction without a difference, necessitated by recent empirical data.

  • Gas chamber is a cruel way to die

    To the editor: What if lost and orphaned children were dragged by a pole and put in a gas chamber to struggle for their last breaths? Would we stand by and do nothing?

    This is what can happen to pets if they are lost, picked up by animal control and not reclaimed in time.

    The most innocent of creatures, man’s best friends, do not deserve this fate. I believe the public knows what is happening and still most people do nothing to stop it.

  • Paper should speak out against gas chamber

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Ring Dog Rescue (www.ringdogrescue.org), a pit bull rescue group in Richmond, Va. This note is in regard to your recent story on the purchase of a refurbished gassing chamber.

    While you did not advocate the use of gas chambers, we would like to make your organization aware of the cruelty and inhumanity associated with these chambers such that you might consider advocating against them and using your media lever as a force for good.

  • Claims are ominous, threatening

    To the editor: St. James Mayor Lesher’s claim her town is pursuing forcible annexation only because they have not found “some other method” to “have some say in the commercial development of N.C. 211” is ridiculous and transparent. The elitism and greed shown by St. James is startling. It’s also ominous and threatening.

    Let’s annex parts of St. James as a relocation area for Gitmo detainees. Then at least the residents would be giving something back and providing a public service, instead of just demanding and taking.

  • The enemy's reality has become your own

    To the editor: When tolerance becomes a one-way street, it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street.

    Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our republic because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim—Major Nidal Malik Hassan.

    I make no apologies for these words and anyone angered by them. Please, go to Fort Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims.

  • What will the change be?

    To the editor: The selection is over. Residents of Carolina Shores have overwhelmingly voted for change. Now it is time to determine what that change will be.

    I believe there are some conditions that require immediate consideration.

    It is time to consider restricting terms in office that elected officials may serve. We must discourage the empire-building that has been prevalent in the past.