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Letters

  • 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.

  • Have you been called?

    To the editor: Have you been called? Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door (to your heart), I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Rev. 3:20.

    Have you heard His voice? Maybe you are too busy?

  • Thanks for supporting education

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of the staff of Brunswick County Schools who benefited from the numerous staff development sessions at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College this summer.

    The event center is an ideal training facility due to its location, comfort and caliber of space. The administration and staff are excellent to work with and are accommodating with the scheduling and preparation for our trainings.

  • Good luck to fire chief

    To the editor: As president of the corporation of the Piney Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for more than four years and a member of the department for 13 years, it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work with Chief Bork.

    As we begin our search for a replacement, we, as a fire department, are reminded how much Randy has done for the department, its members and this community. The best tribute to his leadership and drive to make our department strong and active comes from the members of the department themselves.