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Letters

  • Guide your children well

    To the editor:
    Most Christians know we will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10) to give an account of how we’ve conducted our lives since becoming Christians.
    While we will not be judged for any confessed sin, we will be judged for how we lived our lives on a daily basis. I’m sure we will be asked to give an account of how we used our resources to further the Kingdom of God.

  • State imperial micromanagement

    To the editor:
    Your lament that some “creative solutions” are needed for regional economic development did not go unnoticed in these quarters.
    Unfortunately, efforts such as those called for in North Carolina generally are pretty much at the whim of our imperial General Assembly and North Carolina’s all-powerful lawyer class.
    You see, North Carolina remains one of 14 states where the legislature refuses to grant constitutional home-rule powers to lower level government subdivisions, preferring in our case to micromanage their affairs.

  • Thanks for support of park

    To the editor:
    On a perfect October day with warm sun and Carolina blue skies, we took some time to visit the new Sunset Beach park site. We walked under the canopy of the old oaks down to the water’s edge with our dog, Daisy. The birds were singing, and a fish or two jumped as we took in the spectacular view across the waterway. For a few moments, the problems of the world took a back seat and we felt truly blessed.

  • Poor should pay their share

    To the editor:
    Taxes are the price we pay for government services.
    I cannot be certain, but it is reasonable to assume poor folks require greater government services and assistance than do the wealthy. Thus, in principle, the poor should pay more.
    However, since the wealthy do have greater resources, perhaps we can ask them to pay as much as the poor.
    It is unarguable, though, I have no claim on the wealth of others. While all men should enjoy the same legal rights and responsibilities, they will never have equal talent, opportunity, or success.

  • It’s not us vs. them

    To the editor:
    Several letters in previous editions have expressed conflicting opinions about a community park/events center/serenity area/celebration site in Carolina Shores.
    A professional architectural team has been commissioned and has presented drawings for possible future walkways, a fountain, gazebo, bandstand and landscaping.

  • Supports McCullough

    To the editor:
    In a normative sense, politics can be a slippery slope. Recommending candidates for office may create a difficult scenario when competitive priorities and factions are involved.
    In Shallotte’s upcoming mayoral election, it is a pleasure to endorse the candidacy of Sara McCullough. We who have been privileged to observe Sara’s contributions to the city, both in official and unofficial capacities, treasure the impact she has made to enhance our enjoyment and standard of living.

  • Why work when government can?

    To the editor:
    Thanks, government, for giving me the privilege and opportunity to work hard to support many of the younger generation and many legal and illegal aliens.
    Heck, I’ll even work hard so we can take care of our neighboring counties so they can live better, too.
    I have instilled in my children to work hard so they, too, can get help to take care of them. I don’t want them to have to get up early in the morning and fix breakfast for their children like I had to. We’ll feed them when they get to school or daycare.

  • Stop pressuring our children

    To the editor:
    The schools are having fundraisers and while that is all well and good, I would like to point out there are a lot of people who are struggling and can’t help in this financially difficult time.
    I recently received in the mail a request to be a star sponsor for my neighbor’s granddaughter so she could get a “glow-in-the-dark” Sponge Bob and Friends shirt.

  • Speak out, silent majority

    Of late it has become apparent to me that if you are quiet and reclusive, it can be taken for quiet approval.
    There are folks in the government of Carolina Shores and their action committees that have proposals they insist on pushing regardless of the feelings of the quiet majority. Some of these folks want to bulldoze over the rest of us. Let us not put up with that.
    I have heard the proposed park/events center has been put on hold. There are other problems within the town that need to be addressed.

  • Fine is trash in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but Councilman Wilson Sherrill is the only Sunset Beach board member who voted against the ridiculous trash can fine.
    Thank you, Mr. Sherrill.
    Karen Joseph, Bob Bobinski and Carol Scott voted in favor of this fine on us. What a telling example of over-reach into our lives.
    Ann Hawkins
    Sunset Beach