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Letters

  • Supports healthcare reform

    To the editor: I am appalled by the scare tactics being used by the opponents of healthcare reform. I would venture to guess many of those who oppose healthcare reform have health insurance provided by their employers or are fortunate enough to afford private insurance.

    Millions of people in the U.S. aren’t as lucky. I keep hearing opponents insisting that healthcare should be left up to the private sector.

  • Have you been called?

    To the editor: Have you been called? Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door (to your heart), I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Rev. 3:20.

    Have you heard His voice? Maybe you are too busy?

  • Thanks for supporting education

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of the staff of Brunswick County Schools who benefited from the numerous staff development sessions at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College this summer.

    The event center is an ideal training facility due to its location, comfort and caliber of space. The administration and staff are excellent to work with and are accommodating with the scheduling and preparation for our trainings.

  • Good luck to fire chief

    To the editor: As president of the corporation of the Piney Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for more than four years and a member of the department for 13 years, it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work with Chief Bork.

    As we begin our search for a replacement, we, as a fire department, are reminded how much Randy has done for the department, its members and this community. The best tribute to his leadership and drive to make our department strong and active comes from the members of the department themselves.

  • A nation of fear?

    I fear for the future of my country when a presidential address advocating hard work, ambitious goals and personal responsibility is considered too controversial and subversive for young ears.

    I fear for the message the controversy sends to our youth. The president never deserves your respect if you don’t agree with him. Don’t honor a call to sacrifice if the commander in chief is of the opposite party. Never listen to anyone you disagree with.

  • Officer Cully is an asset to town

    To the editor: After attending a meeting Aug. 18, I stopped at the GoGas in Shallotte around 11:15 p.m. During the process, I placed my wallet on my vehicle and did not realize I had not retrieved it until I was home.

  • 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