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Letters

  • Look ahead, never down?

    To the editor:
    What is it with these naysayers trying to put the kabosh on the proposed Carolina Shores Park Project? Their “against” presentation is flimsy at best. They begin by pointing out that only a select few occasionally utilize our tax dollar amenities.
    Though it is true relatively few residents utilize our pool, tennis courts, picnic and game area or attend our POA functions, I say to the nitpickers that we will soon have more places that just a few will occasionally utilize.

  • Liked story about tobacco farming

    To the editor:
    It was a very interesting article (Sept. 15 Brunswick Beacon) about the Grissett family and the process of farming tobacco. There are many of us who have relocated here and are not familiar with the local families and their ways of livelihood, but are curious to know more about this area we now call home and have grown to love. Reading about the Grissett family and their history in Brunswick County gave us an opportunity to appreciate the community we have adopted and the people who have always lived here.

  • Thanks to those who have served

    To the editor:
    It seems we are living is an atmosphere where we, the citizens of this great country, are quick to criticize our elected officials. It’s the American way. Whether it is national healthcare or a town park, if we are against it, we want the issue put on a ballot for a vote.

  • Supports Carolina Shores candidates

    To the editor:
    I will be voting Nov. 8 in the Carolina Shores races for Walter Goodenough for mayor and Bill Brennan, Joe Przywara and John Russo for commissioners because I want to see our elected officials work constructively and courteously together, and I know that they will do that. Meanness and anger do not help us move forward as a town, and it certainly makes attending meetings unpleasant.

  • Regarding Sept. 11

    To the editor:

  • Who are officials working for?

    To the editor:
    Mayor Selby and a few of the councilpersons feel because they hold representative office, they have been given carte blanche to do with town funds anything they feel is “good” for the populous.
    In contrast, our neighbor to the south is publicizing in its local paper a public meeting asking residents to express views on building a sports/recreation area.
    We should follow suit before any more money is spent on site planning and consultation with the architects.

  • Do you want a town park?

    To the editor:
    If you live in the town of Carolina Shores, please let me know if you want the town to build a park, also referred to as an events center because checkers and bocce could be played. My email address is jo@okeefes.org. I will post lists of the counts of pros and cons on two websites: http://carolinashores.info and http://okeefes.org. I will post your message text and identity if you tell me to do so.

  • Town council epitomizes TIARTA

    To the editor:
    I have often wondered why, after being elected, intelligent citizens tend to lose their good judgment and do rather stupid things.
    The recent decision to fine residents and absentee homeowners for their inability to remove emptied trash containers from the roadway is a perfect example.
    Some of us can remember 20 years or so ago when trash was picked up from the house. It was a great service, but the town decided to eliminate this attractive service in favor of a rollaway container system.

  • Better ways to spend money

    To the editor:
    We read with interest the article where Mayor Selby of Carolina Shores stated that $5,500 has been budgeted for an architectural firm out of Wilmington to do preliminary work on a proposed events center (Brunswick Beacon, Sept.15).
    We submit that the $5,500 could have been used to repair more than a few potholes in the community’s roads. On our road, we have been looking at some of the same potholes for more than two years, and have several times been promised repairs.

  • Stop writing about Hewett

    To the editor:
    I am writing this in response to seeing Ronald Hewett on the front page of the paper last week.
    It appears to me that this paper jumps at the chance to print anything that accuses Ronald Hewett of anything at all. Why is this?
    I have known him and his family all of my life. He nor his family deserved the treatment or press coverage that he and they received when he was forced into federal custody for over a year. Enough is enough.
    Why not leave the man alone? He served his sentence and deserves to be left alone.