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Letters

  • Thinks trashcan ordinance stinks

    To the editor:
    As a resident of Sunset Beach I must point out an event that occurred over the weekend at the Sunset at Sunset festival.
    I received a letter from the powers that be at town hall notifying us it will be illegal to leave a trash can in front of your home after 6 p.m. the day of pickup. This sounds reasonable, right? Well, yes, unless there are extraordinary circumstances that make that impossible occasionally.
    The powers that be have determined the fine will be $50 for each occurrence.

  • Town needs a commons area

    To the editor:
    I have learned four things since this “park issue” became just that, an issue.
    1. “There are two sides to every story—and then there’s the truth.”—American Proverb
    2. “A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.”—Author Unknown
    3. “People are very open-minded about new things—as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.”—Charles Kettering

  • Thanks for help with bike event

    To the editor:
    This is an open letter to the Sunset Beach community.
    On behalf of the National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter, we would like to thank everyone in your community who helped make the 26th annual Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach a success.
    Thank you for your warm reception of the nearly 1,500 cyclists who participated. They loved the new bridge.

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor:
    When is the last time you heard of the U.S. government helping to repair a Judeo-Christian place of worship devastated by tornados, floods, etc. in this country? Yet our tax dollars are used worldwide to preserve mosques in order to buy friendship with some who seek to destroy us.

  • Thanks for the help

    To the editor:
    I want to acknowledge my wonderful experience at Sunset Beach during the afternoon of Sept. 24 with a woman who helped me out significantly when I had problems finding my belongings. I didn’t have my glasses on, and I have multiple sclerosis.
    The woman, whom I know only as Diane from Charlotte, could see I was not managing too well. I had wanted to go in the water, but knew my glasses would be swept away if I wore them. I thought my belongings were close enough to shore that I would be able to find them.

  • See the good, not the bad

    To the editor:
    Why is it that in today’s world we are too busy to recognize the good instead of the bad? I would like to say that this week through our own personal experience, I have learned that you really should not judge a book by its cover.
    If we were the kind of people who believed what we read, we would not have chosen Ronald Hewett as our salesperson and purchased a vehicle from Jones Ford.

  • Don’t violate His word

    To the editor:
    Should believers always submit to authorities? Romans 13:1 indicates we should. What if the authorities demand you violate the word of God? In Acts 4:18-22, leaders commanded the Apostles not to speak in the name of Jesus. In Acts 4:19, Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.”

  • Phyllis DeFraine

    Phyllis “Fifi” DeFraine, 88, of Calabash, was born in Rochester, N.Y., and died at home on Sept. 24, 2011.
    She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn; and a daughter, Pami.
    Surviving are her daughter, Jill Hope and husband Paul of Calabash; granddaughter, Gigi Smith of Calabash and husband Joe; grandson, Sean Grady of Tabor City and wife Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Briana Smith, Caylee and Chloe Grady.
    Fifi requested her ashes be scattered at Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., during the spring of 2012.

  • Find a solution

    To the editor:
    A good deal of concern was voiced at the Sept. 15 workshop in regard to Main Street parking (on Sunset Beach).
    Angle parking is currently widespread. Cars are being loaded and unloaded from the roadway, visibility of children entering the roadway from between parked cars is impaired, driver visibility while entering Main Street from side streets is impaired, and pedestrians have no place to walk other than in the roadway.

  • Open restrooms for the public

    To the editor:
    Raise your hands if you love Shallotte Riverside Park. If you are not sure which park this is, it is the one where the farmers market takes place every Saturday.
    I contacted Shallotte town hall about why the restrooms were never open except for the farmers market. I was told they would give it a trial period for them to be open the rest of the week.
    I am extremely disappointed my husband and I have been to this park on different days and times, never to find the restrooms open.