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Letters

  • Know proper flag etiquette

    To the editor:

    Holden Beach recently displayed the American flag at town hall on Veterans Day at half-staff. 

    Some will argue the town’s intentions were to honor veterans. I would argue the town disrespected the flag and created undue stress to citizens who understand the historical significance of “half-staffing” the flag. 

    As per the United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, the flag is flown at half-staff on Memorial Day (not Veterans Day) and until noon only. 

  • Where was event traffic control?

    To the editor:

    I have noticed there was no traffic control on Holden Beach during the Festival by the Sea event. 

    I did see several officers making sure cars could not access Jordan Boulevard, while one block away at the intersection of Holden Beach and Ocean Boulevard. there was traffic backed up in two directions. 

    It seems an officer at that intersection could help move traffic in a much safer manner. 

  • Holden Beach is great place to live

    To the editor:

    Recently, the Festival by the Sea took place at Holden Beach, and what a pleasure that the weather cooperated beautifully. Also that weekend was the annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament sponsored by Paradise Café owner Chris Politis. With a winning check of $1,000, quite a few local fishermen entered the tournament, including myself. 

  • Community icon will be missed

    To the editor:

    A friend to many on Ocean Isle Beach passed away on Nov. 5.

    We knew him fondly as Capt. Howie. He was a treasured iconoclast at Sharkey’s Restaurant. His almost everyday presence could be counted on to provide a friendly atmosphere and lively conversation. 

  • A great candidate was defeated

    To the editor:

    Congratulations, Mike. You beat a guy I truly believe could be president of the United States. A guy who is a true American war hero and a guy that I hope has made you a better U.S. congressman. 

    Mike, I attended the Brunswick County debate between you two and I heard Ilario Pantano respond to your opening remarks by saying something like, “Mike, if you really believe what you just said, you, too, should cast your vote for me.” 

  • Construction timing was bad planning

    To the editor:

    I wonder whose bright idea it was to have road construction on Stanbury Road on Tuesday...Election Day?  Resurfacing on the road to the voting polls was not too bright. I for one was not inconvenienced because we did early voting, but many others were, and I wonder how many just left and didn’t bother?  

    Carol Lipert

    Supply

  • Thanks for help with NAACP event

     To the editor:

    The Freedom Fund dinner was a great success this year with Robert Levitt receiving the Freedom Fund award for his work in Brunswick County to promote business and community affairs so that they will be fair and just for all the citizens of this county.

  • ‘The Difference Between You and Me’

    To the editor:

    The echoes from a distant time,

    remind us of our wrong.

    A song sung simply,

    becomes more than a simply sung song.

    We wrap ourselves in a political sheet,

    right or left, where’s the middle in which we meet?

    We seek the bleak, the incomplete,

    we’re scared of revolution because we’re scared to compete.

    There’s no choice when there is no voice,

    there’s more class in an old VW than a new Rolls Royce.

  • Why go to church?

    To the editor:

    Why go to church? I have heard people say, “I don’t have to go to church. I believe you can be a good Christian without going to church.” My question to that is: “Why would a good Christian not want to go to church?” A better question might be: “How do you keep a good Christian out of church?”

    People in foreign countries walk great distances to go to church, sometimes risking their lives. Totalitarian states have tried for centuries to prevent good Christians from going to church.

  • Thanks for help with walk

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, we would like to thank everyone for their monetary gifts and/or participation in the Second Annual Rae of Hope 5K Run Walk at Ocean Isle Beach on Oct. 30. 

    We had 90 participants in the run walk this year and hope to have even more next year.