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Letters

  • Promote positive feelings

    To the editor: This letter is about Catherine Cooke’s comment in a Sept. 9 news article, “If anybody else says it had anything to do with race, I’m going to throw up” and further stating she doesn’t like the president.

    Not liking the president is a personal choice and should not have been expressed in this manner by Ms. Cooke as a representative of the school board.

  • Same healthcare as government

    To the editor: So long as my congressmen and senators have the same healthcare that I have, then it’s a done deal.

    It’s that simple, Mr. President. So let’s get it done.

     

  • Sad to see restaurant close

    To the editor: Twelve years ago, The Huddle House came to town and with it came a great man by the name of John Hancock. John was the owner and another great man named Paul Norton was the manager.

    When I applied for a job, I knew the Huddle House was going to be a great place to work. The Huddle House and its employees grew on you after a while and we all seemed like family.

    Four years ago, Paul got cancer and within eight months had passed away. Losing him was like losing a family member but somehow we all got through it.

  • Disappointed with board of education

    To the editor: We were disappointed to hear the Brunswick County Board of Education voted to not allow the president’s address to be heard as it was broadcast.

    To have the president of the United States address our country’s students at the beginning of their school year is inspiring, reassuring and tells our children of their importance. Please, someone on the board tell us what is wrong with the speech? Haven’t our presidents been addressing school children for quite some time now?

  • Reasonable ways to reform

    To the editor: I expect reasonable, nonpolitical observers can find various ways to improve our healthcare system, short of government takeover. We know ambulance chasers make a fantastic living by suing hospitals and doctors, who must therefore practice costly, defensive medicine.

  • Upset with board decision

    To the editor: I am an elderly, white grandmother and resident of Brunswick County. My children and I are all college graduates and one is a teacher.

  • Who is taking care of roads?

    To the editor: Have you noticed the past few years the scraggly untended look of the shoulders and medians of most state and county roads?

    Coming back from a trip to Concord, my wife and I (driving carefully as it was Labor Day weekend) particularly noted that most of these areas hadn’t been mowed in many, many months...if ever.

    Those that were neat and well-tended were obviously cared for by homeowners bordering these state and county properties.

  • Troubled with board's decision

    To the editor: I am troubled our school board and Superintendent Katie McGee have chosen to “protect” local schoolchildren from the president’s remarks on the importance of education.

    As the mother of four children educated in Brunswick County schools, I have tolerated comments my children heard from teachers with whom I have disagreed. Sometimes the comments involved religion, sometimes politics, sometimes they showed intolerance.

  • Vote incumbents out

    To the editor: An election is set in November that will have an impact on the residents of Carolina Shores. I am asking the electorate to remember the attitude and arrogance of the current board of commissioners and defeat those incumbents running for re-election.

    Do not forget the activities of the past few months that at least got attention. I am sure that before the election actions will be taken to dilute the votes of those to replace those on the board.

  • Supports healthcare reform

    To the editor: I am appalled by the scare tactics being used by the opponents of healthcare reform. I would venture to guess many of those who oppose healthcare reform have health insurance provided by their employers or are fortunate enough to afford private insurance.

    Millions of people in the U.S. aren’t as lucky. I keep hearing opponents insisting that healthcare should be left up to the private sector.