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Letters

  • Doesn't want mailing

    To the editor: Today, Feb. 4, a form letter from Mark A. Saunders, CEO of The Coastal Companies, arrived in the mail. It was addressed to me by name but would seem to be one that many or all of Ocean Ridge Plantation residents/owners have also gotten.

    The letter circuitously refers to a lawsuit filed without specifying against whom but implying, because “The Coastal Companies is fighting back for you…” that the suit is filed against it.

  • Voters can force change

    To the editor: We were made huge promises when we first began investing with Bernie back in ’35.

    “Your money is safe with me, and it will be there when you need it! It’s in a locked box and I alone have the key! You can trust me…”

    Well, who wouldn’t trust Bernie? Just look at that face! And, after all, he kept his word to the first few of us who needed our money. Of course, his personal budget was becoming enormous, but who noticed? I can trust Bernie.

  • Supports Wilson for clerk

    To the editor: This letter is in response to Ms. Achterberg’s letter in support of an attorney for clerk. I was shocked at her lack of recognition of the current Clerk of Superior Court, Cheryl Cheers Wilson’s experience in the legal field.

    Here are the facts surrounding the clerk’s position: North Carolina State statutes do not require that position to be held by an attorney. Out of 100 counties in the state, only 20 counties have attorneys in this position.

  • Not doing things behind closed doors

    To the editor: Rich Cerrato believes the government of Sunset Beach is somehow corrupt by my having meetings at Sandpiper Bay and Sea Trail on the proposed park.

    Three council members were present at the Sea Trail meeting, and two were present at the Sandpiper Bay meeting. They are property owners in the developments and were attending as members of those POAs.

  • Let's vote on amnesty

    To the editor: We are having a national General Election in November this year.

    To settle a long debate about undocumented workers in this country, why don’t we take a poll to find out how many of our citizens approve of having undocumented people and their children to have a general amnesty program? The questions would have to be worded in such a way so the answer would be clear and final.

    The politicians and the media twist words all the time and we really do not know just how the good citizens of out beloved country really do want to do about amnesty.

  • Wants open government

    To the editor: I thought the election was over. Well, apparently not.

    Council members Lou Devita, Bob Bobinski and Karen Joseph have had closed-door informational sessions conducted by our town administrator at the Sea Trail and Sandpiper POA buildings, which according to their bylaws, prohibit political gatherings.

    Council members Wilson Sherrill and Carol Scott were never informed and excluded from the meetings.

    I would like to remind these three council members they represent the entire Sunset Beach community and not just their friends.

  • Supports MacCallum for clerk

    To the editor: I’ve never given much thought to the political race for Brunswick County clerk of the superior court. It has always been a recordkeeping position in any county I’ve lived until I understood the Brunswick County clerk of superior court presides over minor cases and settles legal questions between parties.

  • Wants to help with Haiti relief

    To the editor: My wife Kathleen is in South Florida with the Red Cross. Some of her duties have placed her in direct contact with planeloads of children who have been traveling for 12-14 hours.

    Most of the children are frightened and confused and most need clean diapers and underwear. The bureaucrats who meet their planes and process them take hours to complete the paperwork to allow them on to their next stop.

  • Speak out against rate hike

    To the editor: As you may already know, there has been a 29.8 percent increase in your homeowners insurance as of May 1, 2009.

    Wayne Goodwin, N.C. insurance commissioner, has approved this percentage. It is the largest increase in the entire state of North Carolina.

    I contacted the commissioner’s office to verify this increase. If this issue is of concern to you, I ask you forward this information to anyone who lives in Brunswick County. You may contact Wayne Goodwin at (800) 662-7777 or its Web site at www.NCDOI.com.

  • The foxhole and repenting

    To the editor: Every time there is a natural or manmade tragedy, someone comes out and says it is the result of God’s wrath for specific sins.

    What does God say in His Word? In Luke 13:4, Jesus was asked: “On those 18 on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all the other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?” God said: “I tell you no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”