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Letters

  • Thank you to Theresa Tese

    To the editor: I am writing to say a public thank you to Theresa Tese, founder of Comfort Socks, a 501(c)3 charity that provides new socks to homeless shelters all across the USA and to agencies like ours that serve homeless individuals.

    Today, Theresa donated socks to Brunswick Family Assistance, which we plan to share with other agencies that work with the homeless and with homeless people who come to us for assistance.

    Comfort and hygiene are certainly issues for the homeless and Theresa has found a way to address those needs.

  • Duplicated taxpayer services

    To the editor: In his recent letter to the editor, G. G. Dale expressed concern and criticism regarding duplication of utilization of citizen tax dollars.

    The Carolina Shores POA paid their attorney to correspond with the town of Carolina Shores attorney regarding the maintenance of town-owned swales and driveway headwalls.

  • Alien concepts of hunger, housing

    To the editor: Please, someone enlighten me! The wizards in Washington, led by a Republican Senate minority, have decided that an unemployment compensation extension was too expensive. I am sure that those unemployed, by no fault of their own, might find that somewhat unresponsive to their needs.

    I find that hunger and housing are alien concepts to our well-endowed and materially well-off members of the Senate.

    What are the expenses of unending wars? I can’t call them wars since no declaration has ever been made.

  • Finding the kingdom of God

    To the editor: I believe accurately fulfilled prophecies are the most conclusive of all the proofs of the truth of the Bible as God’s inspired Word.

    The Bible has described many specific prophecies (333) that are in the Old Testament. The Old Testament was complete 400 years before the New Testament.

    Deut. 18:22a: “When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken.”

  • Sunset Beach officials willing to listen

    To the editor:

    It is not unusual in this economic environment to see local governments looking for ways to cut operating expenses. Sunset Beach is no exception. This is what we expect from our elected officials.

    What is unusual is to have those officials willing to reverse a decision because of some unintended consequence.

  • Excited about veterans services

    To the editor: It is indeed a great, great day for Brunswick County veterans to have a clinic in four months.

    After speaking with Congressman Mike McIntyre on the night of my first statement, he informed me the three days a week clinic is just the beginning for the veterans in Brunswick County.

    The congressman stated that when the need for healthcare increases, the clinic would increase the days from three days a week to five days a week to support the needed services.

  • Citizens are paying twice

    To the editor: You’ve read the horror stories about a POA/HOA board of directors running amok. Add one more account.

    The Carolina Shores subdivision POA authorized their remunerated attorney to send a series of letters to the town of Carolina Shores’ government demanding the town assume responsibility for all swale and driveway headwall maintenance.

    This effort was paid with member dues and perpetrated without contact to gauge member support.

  • Paws-Ability has successful event

    To the editor: Paws-Ability’s second annual adoption fair on May 8 met with some very hot weather, but that did not keep visitors away. Five animals found their forever home on this day thanks to our sponsor, Greenup Landscaping of Ocean Isle and Cheri Hewitt.

    Paws-Ability volunteers worked to plan, organize and make this adoption fair a plus for the local rescue shelter.

    Our children’s “petucation” program, chaired by Cameron Brand, introduced a new program for school-age children and teaches responsible pet ownership.

  • Military ideologies can conflict

    To the editor: The military consists of many people, things and separate entities. Its philosophy is wrapped around three factors (ideologies). They are: need to know; rank has its privilege (RHIP); and only give awards to those who deserve them.

    No one had a need to know regarding what Gen. McChrystal said or did. He might believe in military RHIP. The White House only recognizes and believes in civilian RHIP.

  • The crisis in the Gulf

    To the editor: The $20 billion BP payout was a shakedown. It was also something that had to be done. The two conglomerates involved were in bad need of some good public relations. BP and the U.S. government needed to show they cared about the folks directly affected by this absolute tragedy.

    I’m still not convinced either one truly does.

    Regarding BP, they are a corporation and therefore their main obligation is to their shareholders. I believe in the free market system, but in this kind of situation, it’s repulsive.