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Letters

  • Supports port, jobs

    To the editor:

    Do you have a high school diploma and desire a local job in Brunswick County paying $40,000 per year with health, vacation, and retirement benefits? If so, then forget about it and move away from this area.

  • Compare president’s words to actions

    To the editor:

    Have we ever witnessed an administration operate in a more schizophrenic manner than the current one? Since his inauguration, the president has used words to convey one thing while his actions, or those of his subordinates, have done the opposite. 

    Let’s compare words to actions.

    Words: “We must rein in spending.” (State of the Union speech)

    Actions: “We must ‘invest’ money on high-speed rail.” (State of the Union speech)

  • Car was damaged; who is responsible?

    To the editor:

    As I was leaving a local car wash recently, I noticed my passenger side mirror was out of position. 

    The spray tubes in the car wash went around the car twice. On the third time around, I heard a bang and noticed a different look to the passenger side mirror. 

    In showing the mishap to the car wash manager, I noticed a hole in the back of the mirror casing. The manager offered no relief for the situation. 

  • Did the devil make you do it?

    To the editor:

    In the ’70s, there was a comedian named Flip Wilson. Flip would play “Geraldine” who would say “the devil made me do it” when caught in something she was hiding.

    Can we blame the devil for our shortcomings? 

    There is no question the devil seeks to make us disobey God and his word (1Peter 5:8). God sometimes allows his people to be tested to show their faith and, therefore, bring glory to himself. 

  • Where are elected officials when it matters?

    To the editor:

    An effort has been under way in recent months to privatize the operation of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. The organization responsible is Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE), hopefully the first recipient of a shelter-operating contract with the county. Its primary objective is to preclude the need to exterminate 5,000 innocent animals every year without raising costs to county taxpayers—a challenging, but attainable goal.

  • Must find a viable parking solution

    To the editor:

    There appears to be no consensus on parking, be it metered, posted, signs, enforcement and general beach access for people not living on the island (Sunset Beach). 

    The opinion seems to be one of protection for those privileged to have island property ownership or renters and for all others a permitting and/or parking fees system. 

  • ‘When You Want’

    To the editor:

    When you want your eggs well done,

    Will always have God and His Son.

    I’m some sinner so very badly soiled,

    Who sometimes has to be hard-boiled.

    Now if I really have to egg you on,

    We all will know that once upon,

    A long time ago my Jesus, He did;

    Had rock-rolled away from where He hid.

    Sun dipped low and light did disappear.

    All around, you could see so much fear,

    But my Dear Lord did came back again,

  • 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