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Letters

  • Libraries offer valuable services

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to the gentleman who suggests the county should cut computer services in our county libraries.

    Our county is large and diverse in our population and the needs of our residents are therefore large and diverse.

    I am retired and have been using this library for years on a regular basis and am appreciative of the services they provide.

    Some of the services I know the Rourk Library has available include:

  • Stop with the political games

    To the editor:

    On April 26, Congressman Mike McIntyre proudly stood with Blue Dog Democrats proclaiming he has co-sponsored legislation to reduce discretionary spending by 6 percent. 

    At first glance, this sounds like a great idea because it sounds like the initiative cuts out wasteful spending; however, I researched what programs are mandated to be under discretionary funding and among others it included the Veterans Affairs Department, which covers healthcare for veterans.

  • A smoking gun

    To the editor:

    Just to show you the height of awareness and intelligence of North Carolinian smokers, I was at a gas station getting gas. The customer right across from me was standing outside of his car smoking. I told him that the slice through smoking on the gas pump meant you were not supposed to smoke here. It was a fire hazard.

    He said he could not smoke in the car because there was a baby in it.

  • Thanks for help with fundraiser

    To the editor:

    On Saturday, April 24, Andy’s of Shallotte and Leland (next to Walmart), as part of its corporate philosophy to give back to the community, opened its doors and grills to the Brunswick Housing Opportunities Home Preservation Committee (BHO/HPC) for a fundraising pancake breakfast.

  • Likes board’s decision about prayer

    To the editor:

    The men of Athens had an unknown God and the Apostle Paul proclaimed he knew who He was Acts 17:23: “Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you. Acts 17:23: “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.”

  • Keep your dogs leashed

    My friends took two puppies for a walk on Sunset Beach recently. They never made it to the sand.

    About 6:30 p.m., they parked in the public lot at the gazebo. He had both puppies on their leashes while she went back to the car to get her sweatshirt. He passed a lady on her cell phone that had an unleashed husky and poodle by her side.

  • Supports MacCallum

    To the editor:

    Jim MacCallum is the clear choice for Clerk of Superior Court. He is a Vietnam veteran; three decades of practicing law; a leader at the national, state and local levels; and voted 2010 Citizen of the Year by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. He is a true public servant if I ever knew one.

  • Happy for quality of life extras

    To the editor:

    The letter to the editor last week suggesting that county funding for parks and libraries should be cut is absurd.

    Brunswick County libraries do much more than provide Internet service to “those that cannot afford it.” My wife and I use the Hickmans Crossroads Branch Library.

  • Lines at the DMV

    To the editor:

    I had the misfortune of losing my wallet recently (my fault) and then had to list those things that needed to be done to compensate for the dumbness.

    One of those, of course, is replacement of your driver’s license. Since I had to go to the police station in Shallotte to report the loss, I decided I would go by the DMV to seek a replacement.

  • What’s happened to transparency?

    What’s happened to transparency?

    To the editor:

    Last November, the residents of Carolina Shores voted overwhelmingly for change. What we got was same old, same old. Still closed-door secret meetings.

    What happened to transparency, Ms. Dunn? I would pose the same question to Mr. Goodenough but he is obviously the silent partner on the board of commissioners and has no opinion unless someone gives it to him.