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Letters

  • Save jobs, cut salaries

    To the editor:
    Much has been said about the 2011-2012 school system budget. As in so many other situations, it appears that the people that lost their jobs are the ones on the lower rung of the scale.
    If the top-50 salaried employees in the school system, including the board members and the superintendent, would kindly take a five percent cut in pay, we might be able to save everyone’s job and with the help of God, balance the budget, too.
    Cary Godwin
    Ash
     

  • Intersection needs traffic light

    To the editor:
    We need a light at the intersection of Lanvale Road and Old Fayetteville Road. There is a flashing red light, but the speed limit is too high and there are two utility poles blocking the view. Also, bushes are planted on the right-of-way.
    We had two wrecks in the past few weeks. Numerous other wrecks have happened there. How can we get a regular light there and stop all these wrecks?
    Mildred Ganey
    Leland
     

  • Responds to previous letter

    To the editor:
    Two weeks ago, then Mayor Selby of Carolina Shores submitted a letter to the editor personally attacking me. This letter was laced with vitriol and misstatements (this sounds better than lies). Space limits me to comprehensively address only two key issues in that letter.

  • Group is bringing attention to homelessness here

    How many times have you driven down a Brunswick County road and seen a man or woman toting what you think is likely all of their worldly possessions along with them?
    How many times have you driven past a store and seen a person, maybe young, maybe old, holding a sign offering to work for food or assistance?
    How many times have you counted your blessings that person isn’t you?

  • Thank a veteran Friday

    There is a lot of focus these days about all things wrong with this country. From the economy to government spending and political maneuvering, few people have no opinion about the way this country is being run.
    But on Friday, for one day, we call upon all citizens to join together and focus on something good—the men and women who bravely defend this nation.

  • Thanks Laura, Beacon

    To the editor:
    Recently we had a very successful fundraiser for the Calabash Lions Club. It was our “Trip Down Memory Lane Concert” featuring Milton Bullock from the Golden Platters, who goes by the name of Senior Platter. Accompanying him was Bubblin’ Brown Sugar Mary Tate, who did the women of Motown songs.
    For anyone who missed this concert, all I can say is you missed the best live, low-cost entertainment of the year.
    Due to your paper’s mentioning our concert several times by Laura Lewis, we had a tremendous turnout.

  • We must reach out to disadvantaged

    To the editor:
    If the disadvantaged aren’t coming into our churches, then we must go to them. The least of them are the poor, the homeless and the lost and broken...the heart of God.

  • Loved story about homelessness

    To the editor:
    I can’t say I enjoy reading about the homeless, but it touches me in a strong way. I’m 87 years old and a World War II veteran, 161 days of front-line fighting in a Sherman tank, 3rd Army under Gen. Patton.
    My last report was 25 percent of these homeless are veterans. Why? There are still lots of people out there who love and care for the veterans, but not enough.

  • Likes annual pumpkin decoration

    To the editor:
    Every year on Halloween, coming from Calabash traveling on Georgetown Road, there has been a pumpkin on a tree that has two branches sticking up on either side with a small one in the center with a pumpkin on it, except for last year. This year, I spotted it again.
    Whoever is doing it, I want you to realize people have noticed when it is there and when it’s not there. It has a certain mystery about it. Thank you whoever you are.
    Mary Benes
    Sunset Beach

     

  • Trust, but verify

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach’s annual report contends the town has been awarded $1,350,000 in grants for its boat ramp. According to the town, that includes $500,000 from the county and $350,000 from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). Not true and disingenuous at best.