• It’s a trashy conversation to have

    To the editor:
    Annually for three to four months we share Sunset Beach island with vacationers, who do much for the economy and financial security of business owners and their employees. Yes, there is a downside; however, the good far outweighs the bad.
    The town garbage ordinance clearly states garbage cans cannot be placed out before 2 p.m. the day prior to pickup and must be returned no later than 2 p.m. on the day after collection. Therefore, Councilwoman Karen Joseph, there may have been garbage cans outside occupied homes during your Saturday visit.

  • Thanks for return of lost wallet

    To the editor:
    My editor, why am I writing to you? It’s because I was on vacation on July 2 at Ocean Isle Beach.
    I went by BB&T at Ocean Isle Beach, and I went in and I left.
    On July 3 I was looking for my billfold and I didn’t have it. The bank was the last place I had it.
    On July 5 I went back to the bank and they had it. I want to thank Angie, Carolyn and Anna. Those three ladies took care of my billfold that I left in the bank.
    I just want people to know they took care of the people who do business with them.

  • ObamaTax makes no sense

    To the editor:
    My sweet and sometimes acceptably annoying mother-in-law doesn’t have automobile insurance.
    While she may have myriad reasons for absenting herself from this pool of insured, the fact she doesn’t own an automobile probably heads the list.
    If the state of New Jersey, where she resides, were to apply the illogical legal basis for upholding the healthcare ObamaTax (formerly ObamaCare) Chief Justice Roberts used, New Jersey would tax my mother-in-law for not having auto insurance.

  • Rodent problem scurries around

    To the editor:
    Thank you for this very, very true story. We lived on Holden Beach until 2009.
    We have sat on our front porch and watched large rats scurrying from Gerda Street to Lois Avenue, and then to an empty field facing the Intracoastal Waterway. They would also run under the siding of another house. They were everywhere!
    Many, many times I went to Holden Beach Town Hall asking for help, but no one paid me any attention. I am so glad you have presented this to the public.
    Jane and Harold W. Cole
    High Point

  • Fundraiser aids firehouse

    To the editor:
    On behalf of all members of the Calabash Fire Department, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent Fourth of July fundraiser a huge success.
    We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local residents and out-of-town visitors who graciously donated to our cause.
    The money we collected will go toward furnishing our new firehouse that is in the final planning stages and will hopefully be under construction in the next few months.

  • Sparks book is fabulous

    To the editor:
    After reading Caroline Curran’s review of Nicholas Sparks’ book, “Safe Haven,” I was very disappointed on what was written. I am an RN in an emergency room and my mother has been a director in domestic shelters for 30 years, and yes, “Safe Haven” is not reality, but I never knew that Nicholas Sparks was trying to write non-fiction.

  • Dog waste can cost you $100

    To the editor:
    While strolling with my husband yesterday afternoon by 40th Street on Sunset Beach, we saw some disturbing activity by a man with a dog, who decided to unleash his pet and let him swim and then the dog decided to poop in the water!
    My husband went up to him immediately and advised that no pets are welcome before 6 p.m. in the summertime. The man pleaded ignorance and there was no plastic bag or anything else to clean his dog’s waste. We looked all over for a code enforcement employee and, unfortunately, they were not to be found.

  • Thanks to the patriots for our independence

    To the editor:
    Our Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army. Nine fought and died from wounds or hardships.

  • Don’t fund parking lots

    To the editor:
    I was recently at the Sunset Beach boat access area and was surprised to find that parking for this location was 20 feet from Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant with no signage to indicate what was boat-access single-vehicle parking versus what was restaurant parking.
    Parking for the boat access area is paid for through boating registration fees and coastal fishing-license fees.

  • Where is the rule of law?

    To the editor:
    This may be the most lawless administration ever in this nation. As proof, I submit the following:
    The President takes an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” In addition, in Article II, Section 3: “…he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”