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Letters

  • Park will be good for the community

    To the editor:

    My husband and I have owned a house on Sunset Beach Island for the last 35 years. We’ve been through many a real estate boom and bust. Inevitably they happen in a resort area like this every 10 to 20 years, and almost always coincide with a serious national recession.

    The local communities that emerge best from these uncertain periods are those that manage to retain their vision for their future and act accordingly. Economic contractions are treated as opportunities to buy when everyone else is selling.

  • Excited about bridge preservation options

    To the editor:

    For the past few weeks, the Old Sunset Beach Bridge Preservation Society has been working to save our iconic swing bridge as a piece of our history and a symbol of our town. At times, the challenge seemed daunting.

    On Aug. 12, the Sunset Beach Town Council found a path to agreement and a way to save the historic swing bridge.

    After extensive discussion and the expression of many opinions, the voices of residents, property owners and visitors were heard.

  • Ruling on gay marriage

    To the editor:

    The absurdity of gay marriage should be exposed as such when the U.S. Supreme Court eventually takes up the recent ruling of a California judge. I only wish I could say that with the utmost confidence.

  • Don’t judge the outside

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach council member Karen Joseph does not care for our church’s exterior very much as she indicated she hoped to hear our church and the other tenants of Pelican Square, Sunset Beach, would be “knocked down by a tornado.” 

    We agree with her: Pelican Square does not enjoy a particularly attractive façade. 

  • Stop blaming others

    To the editor:

    Each week, I look forward with amusement to the letters to the editor section to see which former, disgruntled and bitter town commissioner is going to write a letter to try to discredit someone, and in the process, try to justify their inept and self-serving decisions while they served on their respective boards. 

    And each week, I am not disappointed! 

  • Park would benefit town

    To the editor:

    (In response to last week’s letter: “Find a better use of our money.”)

    What a shame Mr. T. that you have such a narrow vision of what a growing town needs to provide for its residents and guests for now and the future. 

  • Supports Pantano

    To the editor:

    In March, Rep. Mike McIntyre stood with the people of North Carolina in opposition to the government’s takeover of healthcare. At the time, he said, “After we help jump-start our economy, we should again turn our attention to health care reform, but with a clean slate.” 

    Yet, McIntyre has not joined 170 of his fellow House members in signing Discharge Petition No. 11, which would force a vote on the repeal of Obamacare and give us that clean slate. 

  • Educate staff on catches

    To the editor:

    We have been residents of Brunswick County for close to 20 years, and in the last few months we have noticed with interest the Brunswick Catch signs. We thought it a wonderful idea to promote locally caught fish and seafood.

  • Taxpayers paid for this

    To the editor:

    I just received a full-color advertisement from the purveyor of pork and Pelosi’s lapdog, also known as Mike McIntyre. 

    The brochure was mislabeled as “Delivering for Veterans” when in fact it’s nothing more than campaign literature. 

    It’s disgusting to note the brochure is labeled “official business” and was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.

    John A. Difloure

  • Take care of existing employees

    To the editor:

    Why is it the county can’t give employees any money but we can continue to hire new people? 

    We can’t give raises that were due two years ago to those people who earned it through promotions, merit or dedication to their job. Some of these people have taken on a second position due to lack of help in their department. They took on the added responsibility with no compensation.