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Letters

  • Doesn't want gas chamber

    To the editor: How terribly sad and depressing it is that in this modern day, we, as a society, still condone the terrible suffering of our animals through the horrendous and brutal use of a gas chamber.

    Dogs and cats were domesticated by us to become our companions, protectors and at times, our providers. We are the ones who made them dependent on us for their survival.

    It is through our own greed and stupidity we have allowed a population of unwanted and homeless

  • The Flash Gordon wannabe

    To the editor: One morning, I was watching “Fox and Friends” when Geraldo Rivera, a Fox commentator, appeared.

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why anyone would pay this space cadet to express his opinion, except to lamely fulfill the “balanced” half of the station’s motto. He has no expertise except the uncanny ability to show up when someone or something has just died.

  • A no-kill shelter

    To the editor: The term “no-kill” animal shelter has been bandied about lately by everyone, including county officials, but it is apparent not everyone understands what it means.

    No-kill means not killing any companion animal that is potentially adoptable just because they: aren’t the right color; are too old; are arbitrarily labeled unadoptable; are disabled, sick or injured; have behavioral issues; are deemed “vicious” or the facility just doesn’t have space for them.

  • Parker is acting like a politician

    To the editor: Having personally attended Gary Parker’s recent information meeting to discuss the proposed Sunset Beach Park, it was sad he neglected to provide the complete details of the decision-making behind this saga.

    He boasted the town was spending $3.75 million for the property that’s appraised at $4.65 million, but he failed to offer that the property in question is assessed at only $2.56 million, and the town had previously contracted to purchase it for $4.25 million.

  • Thanks for kindness

    To the editor: We were at the Brunswick Bowling Center on Saturday, Oct. 30, and bowled several games each. Upon leaving, we were told the gentleman and young man in the lane next to us had paid for both of us to bowl our games.

    We hope he sees this special “thank you” from us and knows his generosity is appreciated. It is nice to know there are still people who are kind-hearted and “pay it forward.”

    He was our blessing that day, and we hope he is blessed for his deed. Thank you again.

  • Supports MacCullum

    To the editor: Did you know that: a) The clerk of the superior court is a judicial position? b) The clerk is a probate judge? c) The clerk is responsible for management of all the information files regarding the thousands of lawsuits, liens, judgments, etc. submitted every year? d) The clerk manages the actions of 70 employees who, among other things, serve the public by filing documents and staffing courtrooms? e) The clerk acts as a controller receiving, accounting for and disbursing millions of dollars collected each year in court fees, fines, etc?

  • Stop use of gas chamber

    To the editor: (Letter was sent to Brunswick County commissioners Phil Norris, J. Martin Cooke, Charles Warren, Scott Phillips and William Sue.)

    Inhumane: unmoved by the suffering of others, cruel, brutal, unkind.

    It is apparent the Brunswick County commissioners are either unfamiliar with this term or they just refuse to recognize it. Shame on you all.

    It is said the true measure of the worth of a society is found in its treatment of its animals. It appears the society

    fostered by the Brunswick County commissioners is a miserable failure.

  • 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.