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Letters

  • America should read this book

    To the editor:
    Jonathan Cahn, a Jewish rabbi, has written an intriguing book titled “The Harbinger.” It describes in stunning detail how God’s dealings with the United States have paralleled His attempts to get ancient Israel to repent.
    The collapse of financial institutions, the collapse of the housing market and the resulting stock market plunge, along with costly foreign wars and horrific natural disasters, are shown to be linked with a timetable the Lord used with Israel.

  • Education, skills are the key to job recruitment

    To the editor:
    I read with interest and incredulity the remarks of Jim Bradshaw, Brunswick County Economic Development Director, about the state of the economy in our county. He said the county’s economic forecast was good and “despite the economy, we are doing well.”
    Really? Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 11.9 percent in December 2011, a 1.5 percent increase from November 2011 and higher than the national average of 8.5 percent.

  • What’s the real cost of county benefits?

    To the editor:
    I took great interest in last week’s report on the county commissioners updating of employee health benefits.
    I have a few questions regarding spousal coverage. In the interest of taxpayers (all of us in the county), how about eliminating the “honor system” concept with regard to coverage? It should be mandatory for the county to be the payer of last resort.

  • The port project is not dead

    To the editor:
    It’s déjà vu all over again.
    In July 2010 the Ports Authority declared the Southport megaport project “on hold” and the press pronounced it was dead.
    Since then $2 million more has been spent examining how ports can compete for Post Panamax business, the Senate removed protective language from the House budget bill prohibiting spending on the deepwater port at Southport, and the price tag for the NCIT is now estimated to be a colossal, mind-boggling $6.1 billion.
    Dead? Hah!

  • Hydrofracking isn’t the answer

    To the editor:
    Hydrofracking is banned in North Carolina. Recently, I received notice from a North Carolina watchdog group called Food and Water Watch. Reports say the General Assembly wants to overturn the ban this spring.
    I am a small business owner interested in reducing the cost of gas and oil, but only if methods used are safe and efficient.
    I strongly disagree with the idea of “hydrofracking” in North Carolina. Fresh water is a very limited/precious resource we should not take for granted. We cannot drink, swim or fish in natural gas.

  • A look at the family tree

    To the editor:
    When a family tree turns out good with no dead limbs and bears good fruit, maybe you should talk about it, or even write about it. So I did.
    Dad lived to be 86; mom only made it to 40. Their first-born for the family tree was me in December 1923. That makes me 88 and over.
    Then came two sisters. As years went by, dad married again. Then a brother; all total four.
    We all married and had a good life with our spouses. After 51 years of married life, my wife passed on.

  • Time is to fish or cut bait

    To the editor:
    The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church and its leftward leaning adherents now has to fish or cut bait.
    After more than half a century of buying the hook, line and sinker of Democratic Party’s promises of heaven on earth, the church’s skiff has now been pushed out into the middle of a very deep lake by President Obama’s mandate to provide contraception, pharmacological abortion and surgical sterilization.
    Land is no longer in sight, nor is there an anchor to allow for languid dawdling.

  • Doesn’t want to see trees cut down

    To the editor:
    I read with interest your article on the contemplated removal of 900 trees from the golf course at Carolina Shores.
    It amazes me the board of commissioners can be bullied by an organization that is bankrupt and whose principle owner is in foreclosure. It seems that a clap of the gavel by the mayor can terminate all the questions that require discussion and answers.

  • Thanks, Laura, for a great story

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Laura Lewis for the wonderful article titled, “From Sunset to Siam.” It was accurate, well written and made an old guy and his family feel good about his life.
    James Williams
    Sunset Beach
     

  • Get right with God

    To the editor:
    The United States of America was founded as a Christian nation. The word “religion” used in the Constitution obviously meant “Christian religion” because the founding fathers recognized no other religion as valid. Early in our country’s history, a man could not even have public office in most states unless he was a Christian.