• 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?

  • Don’t vote for Republicans this election

    To the editor:

    Democrats have earned and deserve your support and vote in these elections. You must consider their efforts, and although not perfect, they have avoided a severe depression. Not since the Great Depression has our country been faced with such a potential disaster.

    There was no “blueprint” for correcting the problems they inherited from the Bush administration’s eight years of legislated misgivings that primarily awarded the wealthy.

  • Wants to meet person who helped at wreck

    To the editor:

    My wife and I left Holden Beach early on Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008. We needed to cross the bridge before it closed for the parade on festival day.

    At 8:10 a.m., a car traveling 65 mph crossed the centerline and hit us head-on. A young 28-year-old male driving a Ford Taurus lost his life, leaving a wife and 2-year-old child fatherless.

    It has taken two years of surgery and therapy to make us mobile enough to make a return to Holden Beach. Return we will this spring.

  • Don’t vote for McIntyre

    To the editor:

    Mike McIntyre is running for office again. His opponent this time is Republican Ilario Pantano, very qualified.

    This is why McIntyre is nervous. But nervous or not, out comes the smelly, old dead horse a real
    Democrat must and will repeat over and over. And the smelly, old horsemeat he brings out is
    Republicans are going to eliminate Social Security.

  • Stop the party of fear

    To the editor:

    There is nothing new about the Tea Party. When a Democrat is elected, groups like this pop up. In the 1930s, the Liberty League was formed in response to FDR’s social and regulatory programs that curbed corporate power and pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression.

    In the 1950s during Truman’s presidency and the beginnings of the civil rights movement, Joe McCarthy was finding communists in every strata of society.

  • Questions commissioners’ salary increase

    To the editor:

    Let me see if I understand what is going on with Brunswick County commissioners’ compensation.

    The commissioners were doubling (or more) their salary through per diem and mileage reimbursements. Following the outcry of public protests, the commissioners eliminated their $50 attendance appearance fee, as well as local mileage compensation. They then increased their annual base salaries (it must be nice to be able to increase your own salary without public approval) to nearly double what they previously received.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor:

    We have two choices for U.S. Congress.

    Pantano: A New Yorker that moved to North Carolina just a few short years ago. He has never
    done a thing for North Carolina. He is spending thousands of dollars coming into North Carolina from
    who knows where, trying to buy the election. He also was charged by the military with killing two
    unarmed prisoners. What a choice.

  • The Simple Things

    To the editor:

    Remember when fun was just a laugh,

    like a lost craft it vanishes with maturity,

    over ran by the impurities, we struggle with the simple things.

    On your pants you feel a tug, a little boy gazes at you for a hug, you submit

    because he leaves you with no choice, his actions louder than any voice he

    keeps it simple.

    Like a friend who really listens and is always there, comfort comes from the

    heart not a judgmental stare, they speak the truth and the truth is always

  • Supports Pantano

    To the editor:

    It’s time to bring Rep. Mike McIntyre home.

    I’ve always voted the person, not the party, and I am a Republican. I’m disappointed in McIntyre wanting another term after he initially pledged he would serve no more than six terms. Personally, I don’t care for “career politicians.” Think about it this way: Career politicians lose touch with their home base and they become corrupt by the influences of Washington because their own pockets are lined more heavily each term.