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Letters

  • Did Mr. Warren do something wrong?

    To the editor:

    The new county code of conduct and ethics was supposed to be a guide for better government in Brunswick County for commissioners and employees alike, but I see that county commissioners have asked one of their own to resign from county boards or be censured. 

    Other commissioners are on county boards. The people of Brunswick County must ask themselves why is it the only black commissioner is asked to resign from county boards while all the other commissioners are appointed to boards? 

  • About the editorial on parking at Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach, the smallest island in Brunswick County, provides more parking per mile of beach than any other beach community in the county. Using only the current designated public parking (the gazebo, the pier, 40th Street, Sunset Boulevard), we provide 192 parking spaces per mile of beach compared to our nearest neighbor, Ocean Isle Beach, with 83 spaces per mile of beach.

  • ‘Old Wooden Bridge’

    To the editor:

    As the crane of change

    With great intent

    Piece by piece

    Removes our past

    Marching to the future

    The unknown ever closer

    For some

    Great sorrow

    Others early joy

    Quality of life

    Filtered through optics

    Of hearts and minds

    From lives past lived

    Good riddance or goodbye

    Great old wooden governor

    Of keeping speed in check

    Your quiet efforts

    For setting pace

  • Don’t bring God into this

    To the editor:

    Life is nothing more than the measurable interlude between the bookends of non-existence. An extremist’s point of view, you say? How else can one interpret the progressive’s commitment to the government’s funding of so-called late-life counseling, or, as Sarah Palin put it, death panels? What a firestorm that observation created! Yet, it did result in the Obama administration’s formal excising from Obamacare, funding end-of-life counseling by physicians under Medicare.

  • Liked the story about young pilot

    To the editor:

    I read with interest about young Drew Holden’s maiden flight at Ocean Isle Beach written by Kathryn Jacewicz. For a 16-year-old, I think it was an amazing accomplishment, and I want to congratulate him for it. Another thing I noticed about the article was a pun in the next to the closing paragraph when she stated that, “He is considering flying commercially, but that’s still ‘up in the air’.” A wonderful pun, if I may say so.

    Leon Cheers

    Shallotte

  • Doesn’t like decision about students

    To the editor:

    I wanted to comment on last week’s incident at West Brunswick High School. 

    I appreciate Katie (Jacewicz) sticking to the facts, but did it really have to be placed on the front page? 

  • Thanks, taxpayers and voters

    To the editor:

    Thanks to taxpayers and voters of Brunswick County. Thank you for electing Bill Rabon and Jon David.

    In the 2014 election, get rid of liberal U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

    Now for Brunswick County, when prices and incomes were high, they evaluated property values too high. Now people who invested in Brunswick County cannot pay the high property tax.

    Help! Talk with commissioners and the tax department. Cut valuations and the tax rate. Help cut now while the economy is in the ditch.

  • Check bridge safety issues

    To the editor:

    I recently had the opportunity to drive across the newly constructed Sunset Beach Bridge and was impressed with the construction, especially the guardrails. 

    I am requesting the department of highways inspect the bridge at Ocean Isle Beach. I’m sure they would realize the potential for a tragedy to a walker or bicyclist. This inspection will reveal a very narrow bike and pedestrian lane with only a 2-foot guardrail. This lane is generally covered with gravel and other debris. 

  • Santa takes eyes off Jesus

    To the editor:

    This year I did not do Christmas. I was the Grinch and Mr. Scrooge combined. I told my family that Santa Claus and buying gifts for one another takes our eyes off Jesus. 

    We should focus on doing things that would make Jesus happy. We could do things as a family to help those in need or join with our church in helping the less fortunate. We could take part in the Christmas plays and caroling and visitations the church does and support civic organizations in raising money for Christmas blessings to others.

  • Publicity helps area charities

    To the editor:

    I am grateful for an opportunity to help concerned citizens understand why charitable organizations publicize the work they do. 

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency is a private, nonprofit organization established to help low-income families, something the agency has aspired to accomplish week-in and week-out, year-in and year-out, with relatively little fanfare or hoopla since 1981.