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Letters

  • Thanks for help with Cops and Kids

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No. 53 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual FOP Cops and Kids program (formerly Shop with a Cop). Your generous donations will provide Christmas for children that reside in families with limited income. Our FOP Cops and Kids program will take place on Dec. 11 at a local Walmart store.

    K.T. Belanovich, Secretary/Treasurer

    Brunswick County FOP Lodge No. 53

  • Thanks for kindness

    To the editor:

    On Thanksgiving eve, our phone rang. The caller ID was a strange name. “Wrong number,” I thought. I answered it expecting an offer to make the rest of my life worry-free if only I would purchase XYZ product.

    When I answered, a male voice asked if he was speaking to me by name. I responded he was. The caller asked a shocking question, “Have you lost something of great value?”

  • Doesn’t like move of senior center

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter regarding the relocation of the Shallotte Senior Citizens Center from its present location on Main Street in Shallotte to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

    It is not that we are opposed to the move in whole; it is the fact the move will prohibit some activities that are conducted and embraced by the current clientele of the center. 

  • ‘Blue Collar’

    To the editor:

    My view for the last few,

    was something common, not new.

    At one time considered successful,

    now pinching pennies to buy food.

    They flocked at the chance

    to make an extra dime.

    While the company they give their life 

    to

    takes advantage of their time.

    They stand in line,

    brown, white and black.

    Their food for the week donated by a 

    church,

    in a small but thoughtful paper sack.

  • Residents want to protect their island

    To the editor:

    My name and comments from a parking meeting at Sunset Beach were in a recent article written by Laura Lewis. 

    I think she missed the point I was trying to make. I am concerned about the negative effect paid parking will have on residents, renters and guests. 

    Why take residential streets and turn them into parking lots? It is difficult enough to back out of your driveway. It would be more difficult with parked cars blocking your view. 

  • Don’t forget about town’s infrastructure

    To the editor:

    Since the new bridge in Sunset Beach is complete and sewer construction is well under way, businesses and developers will be eager to resume building in our town once the economy recovers. 

    Although there isn’t anything wrong with a little progress, and it even may be welcomed in some cases, we need to make sure the growth of our quaint little community is controlled and according to our terms.

  • A spending cut by Congress

    To the editor:

    There’s plenty of complaining about wasteful spending and a do-nothing government. That could be changed today if Congress was committed to doing its job. The majority of work has already been done for several pieces of legislation that are being held up for the ‘new Congress.’ 

  • What’s next for Obamacare?

    To the editor:

    Have you gotten your waiver of the Obamacare requirements yet? You haven’t? Well, you better get hoppin’ before they’re all gone. 

  • Organizers deserve an apology

    To the editor:

    The Mannon C. Gore Bridge connecting the Sunset Beach mainland and island is now open. Our community had a fabulous dedication and reception on Oct. 1 as part of our Sunset at Sunset weekend. Then on Nov. l, hundreds of residents and neighbors from surrounding communities enjoyed a walk or ride over the new bridge. The sun was shining in a beautiful Carolina blue sky and there were smiling faces everywhere.

  • Be an informed voter in 2012

    To the editor:

    A special thanks to the 730 voters that attended and those that watched the broadcast of the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s (ABCPOA) sponsored Meet the Candidates Night on Oct. 11.