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Letters

  • 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.

  • Big government wonderful

    To the editor: I am a boomer and semi retired, but for the life of me I cannot understand letters to the editor favoring more government in our lives from people my age or older.

    Statements like Medicaid and Social Security are wonderful programs are true, if you are on the receiving end, but we must look at who is paying for these benefits. It is the millions of folks 18-40 who are still paying into this bankrupt system with little hope of ever receiving a dime of their investment.

  • Summer concerts, movies

    To the editor: I live in the Whiteville area, and I have a cottage at Seaside in Ocean Isle Beach. I like to stop by the Shallotte Chamber of Commerce when I have the time to check on activities, etc.

    Recently, I was looking for the dates for the Oyster Festival in Ocean Isle Beach. My timing was good; I got those dates plus these upcoming concerts and movies.

    I have been to eight concerts so far plus we got rained out of one. I’m looking forward to going to the rest as I have really enjoyed them and so have my friends.

  • Big changes needed at Carolina Shores

    To the editor: I have lived here eight years and have never lived in a community with so much turmoil.

    Under the last two administrations, we were the laughingstock for this part of the state.

    Then we elected Mayor Shelby and things changed. We had peace and quiet in Carolina Shores; unbelievable! Things got so quiet reporters were having trouble staying awake. The mayor’s door or phone were always open for any concerns we had.

  • Thank an EMT

    To the editor: Have you thanked an EMT today? If you haven’t, I’m doing it. As a matter of fact, I’d like to thank a lot of EMTs, law enforcement and fire departments.

    On May 29 my brother, Mark Walker, collapsed in his home in Sunset Beach. Our mother Darlene called 911 and she said that within minutes the yard was full of emergency vehicles willing to help.

    I don’t know everyone’s name, but I want to thank everyone who went to the call. I especially want to thank Brandon Tysinger who stayed by my brother’s side and never gave up.

  • There are ways to fix healthcare system

    To the editor: Democrats have continuously criticized opponents of their healthcare plan as not having a plan to fix healthcare. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Opponents of HR3200 have suggested several plans designed to rectify many of the problems in our healthcare system. What we oppose is the nationalization of our healthcare system, which provides the best medical care in the world.

  • Car lesson learned hard way

    To the editor: I recently had work done on my vehicle, and I am writing this letter to share the hard lessons I learned. Hopefully, this will help others learn things they need to check when picking up their vehicle from a repair shop, and they won’t have to go through the same disturbing experience.

    I picked up my vehicle from a local, supposedly reputable, repair shop after repairs were made to the tailgate. Several days later I noticed the paint didn’t look right and returned it to be repaired again.

  • Stop growth of government

    To the editor: John Heidtke’s column states the benefits of sheriff’s patrol of the Brunswick County waterways. I don’t question the benefit, but I question whether this is a wise use of personnel and resources considering the current economic situation.

    Heidtke implies the patrol may have stopped a series of burglaries that happened two years ago. I ask how many boats and personnel would it take to prevent that type of activity, and where do you think those boats will be at 2 or 3 a.m. when the thieves are on the prowl?

  • The truth shall prevail

    To the editor: Balderdash! A witch-hunt, a wild goose chase and a bunch of lying hooligans...enough is enough. This is not about party affiliations, Republicans or Democrats, it’s about telling the truth.

    Anyone who has ever met Mr. R.C. Soles, a 17-term senator, would immediately know he was a gentleman, and not a wolf in sheep’s clothing as Stacey Scott said he was.

    Stacey Scott’s “I was high on drugs” excuse for telling a bald-face lie, will never be a “good enough” excuse, not now and not ever.