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Letters

  • Renew McGee's contract

    To the editor: Your article last week, “Longevity issues plaque superintendent position,” was an excellent history lesson and makes a compelling case for why Katie McGee’s contract needs to be renewed and soon.

    With the recent notable exception of Dr. McGee, Marion Wise and John Jones, Brunswick County children have significantly suffered from a series of “under-performing” leaders in the past.

  • Health insurance coverage

    To the editor: On a rainy night in 1974, I was at a reception at Mathilde Krim’s New York City townhouse for Ted Kennedy. It was raining so hard on the Northeast coast that Kennedy was three hours late. When he arrived, he bounded up the staircase and introduced himself to my wife, Kathleen, and proceeded to apologize for the delay. The meeting was to propose a documentary film about healthcare in America and what we should be doing about it.

  • The problem isn't the gate

    To the editor: St James’ problem is not the gate. Many lovely communities in Brunswick County are private and gated. One hundred percent of St. James residents live behind their gate, and we on the outside aren’t envious of them or concerned with how they regulate their lives. The problem occurs only when they attempt to regulate our lives, first by ETJ in 2005 and now by forced annexation in 2009.

  • Thanks for help at wreck

    To the editor: On Friday, Aug. 21, our daughter Kristina M. Bermudez and her friend April Degler were in a car wreck on Stanley Road in Supply around 7:30 p.m.

    Although shaken up and scared after the impact, the girls immediately called 911 and also called their families. The girls soon realized that Kristina was stuck upside down in the passenger seat and was unable to get loose, but with the help of her friend April, they managed to get the seat belt loose themselves and Kristina was finally free. However, it

  • Think about who you vote for

    To the editor: I read the letters praising the virtues of our state senator.

    The fact R.C. Soles has been elected by the people of North Carolina and has served us for 40 years is a reflection of my own ability to make decisions. I probably voted for him a couple of times before I found out Archie Billings was still alive.

    I voted for Rex Gore because I believed Amy Frink’s killers would never be freed, and I hoped they would receive the death penalty.

  • Praise for Dancing with the Stars

    To the editor: Three years ago, the board of directors of the Brunswick Community College Foundation was sizing up the landscape of the already busy year-round schedule of charity events to see what type of new event would be well received by county residents.

    Enter new board member Clarice Holden, who pitched the board on an idea she heard of that took place in Spartanburg, S.C.—a successful local version of “Dancing with the Stars.”

  • Turmoil in town

    To the editor: In response to Jack Butcher: Initially, life was quiet under Mayor Selby because mayors have no authority.

    Mayor Selby disrupted the scene by giving orders to town employees, upsetting them and arousing concern among commissioners. He further annoyed commissioners by claiming he was not invited to a meeting when he was told about it four times.

  • Choices affect health

    To the editor: Our nation’s affluence has created the widespread deception that sin’s season of pleasure is well worth what we pay for the temporary relief of its consequence.

    In this deception, we daily bankrupt ourselves while making obscenely rich not only those who cater to our perverse longings, but also those who offer remedy for the just due of the same.

    This we do rather than to abandon our wanton ways and cultivate an acquired immunity through the cessation of sin and exercise of self-control.

  • Commends fire department

    To the editor: This letter is about a fire station that shouts, “can do!” Not only has this small rural fire station with its dedicated group of volunteers acquired numerous firefighting, EMS and rescue certifications and hand-built a tower for county rescue training, but it has finished reconstructing a 1997 truck into one mighty fine heavy rescue truck.

    I am talking about the people at Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue and what they have accomplished in a short period of time.

  • Yes you can

    To the editor: Remember the News Week cover informing all of us after the election that, “We are all Socialist now?" No more need for any of those nasty two party elections.

    If you just stop and look at what is going on, TARP, stimulus package, bailouts, Cap and Trade, card check…just ask yourself, why does all of this need to be done at the speed of light? Maybe it’s the fact the argument for these hugely expensive programs are weaker than soup made from the shadow of a starving pigeon.