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Letters

  • End ‘good old boy’ network

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach’s candidate for mayor, Mr. Dunlop, is without the credentials required for a serious candidate. For example, he has not lived here long enough to know the likes and dislikes of our citizens; he just registered to vote this year; in the Sea Trail Membership Directory, he lists Connecticut as his home state, along with a corresponding telephone number; his platform for enhancing Sunset Beach is flavorless, as his recipe uses the same ingredients we’ve had to digest for the last few years.

  • Supports Bill Brennan

    To the editor:
    I have known Bill Brennan since I first moved to the Village at Calabash more than 11 years ago. Bill has served our neighborhood in many ways, from working on our village newsletter, developing and managing our development’s Internet, to serving on our POA board. Bill regularly attends Carolina Shores town meetings and keeps us informed about town business via the Internet.

  • Supports Russo

    To the editor:
    I’d like to remind Carolina Shores residents there is an election Nov. 8. It may not be a national election, but it is an important election. The way our town is managed depends on who is on the board of commissioners.
    One of the candidates is John Russo, whom I heartily support. He has been a dedicated resident of the Carolina Shores POA subdivision since 1994 and active in many ways that have benefited this community and town.

  • Vote for Cerrato

    To the editor:
    Now is the time for voters in Sunset Beach to move to a representative government by electing candidates who will act upon the will the people. Richard Cerrato is such a man. He has been the voice of the people of Sunset Beach, watching out for our interests.
    We do not need to elect candidates who are clones of the outgoing administration. Mike Williams told me on the phone he does not support referendums, supported the park purchase and the new fire station. Sounds like same old agenda to me...spend, spend, spend.

  • Supports candidates

    To the editor:
    As Sunset Beach voters go to the polls to vote on Nov. 8 to fulfill their civic responsibility, they should consider the following: Two candidates running for office have never voted in this town’s elections.

  • Get to know the candidates

    To the editor:
    As of 2009, there were more than 4,500 political action committees throughout our country. The Carolina Shores Concerned Citizens PAC is an American thing to do. The CCCS offers its support to certain candidates, hoping people will vote for them. You choose whom you wish. That is what democracy is about. For democracy to work, voters should take the time to get to know the candidates. Based on our state constitution, they all qualify to run for the position.

  • Keep things on the right track

    To the editor:
    For the past two years, the commissioners (of Carolina Shores) have all worked together and as a result, we now have a comprehensive road replacement program.
    The Shingletree culvert pipes were replaced by NCDOT at no cost to the town; the UDO is expected to be completed by May 2012; the Calabash Lakes tree replacement was completed; and committees of volunteers from each community were formed.

  • What is a cult?

    To the editor:
    The election season has brought about questions of what is a cult. Christian apologist Alan Gomes says a cult of Christianity is “a group of people, which claiming to be Christian, embraces a particular doctrine system taught by an individual leader, group of leaders, or organization, which (system) denies (either explicitly or implicitly) one or more of the central doctrines of the Christian faith as taught in the 66 books of the Bible.”

  • November is for Lung Cancer Awareness

    To the editor:
    I was diagnosed in 2003 with stage 3B non-small cell lung cancer and underwent radiation and chemo treatments. I had quit smoking more than 10 years prior to diagnosis. I was one of the lucky ones and am in remission. Not many survive lung cancer diagnosed in late stages, 3 and 4.
    The stigma against lung cancer must be stopped. Only 20 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer are current smokers. Lung cancer receives the least amount of funding for research. The American Cancer Society spends most of its money on smoking cessation.

  • Vote for courage

    To the editor:
    According to the board of elections, Sunset Beach has mayoral candidate Clinton Dunlop registered to vote on Feb. 22 and council candidate Mike Williams registered to vote on March 22.
    I also learned the newly arrived mayoral candidate lives next door to the current mayor and is an avid golfer. Does this familiarity continue to have candidates serve as marionettes for those who are leaving office?