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Letters

  • Organizers deserve an apology

    To the editor:

    The Mannon C. Gore Bridge connecting the Sunset Beach mainland and island is now open. Our community had a fabulous dedication and reception on Oct. 1 as part of our Sunset at Sunset weekend. Then on Nov. l, hundreds of residents and neighbors from surrounding communities enjoyed a walk or ride over the new bridge. The sun was shining in a beautiful Carolina blue sky and there were smiling faces everywhere.

  • Be an informed voter in 2012

    To the editor:

    A special thanks to the 730 voters that attended and those that watched the broadcast of the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s (ABCPOA) sponsored Meet the Candidates Night on Oct. 11.

  • Community lost treasured member

    To the editor:

    Friday night, Nov. 5, I lost a good friend, and Ocean Isle Beach lost a truly special man. Howard Fisher, affectionately known to all as “Captain Howie,” passed away at his home while many friends stood by with love and support. 

    Howie was truly an American hero and served his country honorably. He was a man who helped many others and wanted no recognition for it, only to enjoy watching the results of his help and guidance. 

  • Impact of this year’s campaigning

    To the editor:

    The impact of this past election of 2010 goes far deeper than which party controls the House or the Senate. 

    The incivility and tone of the campaign reached a disturbingly new low in American politics. This was evident not only in the advertising but also in many candidate debates and forums and in the public discourse. We were overwhelmed by millions of dollars in negative ads without knowing who paid for many of them.

  • Thanks for info about bridge cost

    To the editor:

    Regarding the Sunset Beach park site appraisals: According to the second appraisal company, “a sales comparison approach and discounted cash flow will yield the most credible value opinion,” and “no comparable acreage tracts have been sold in the previous three years.” 

    No surprise there, given the economy.

  • What about Sunset Beach parking?

    To the editor:

    Along with the discussion and time invested about whether land should be purchased for a future park site, there seems to be total silence about the lack of parking at Sunset Beach.

    A question that needs to be answered is which project should have priority serving the needs of vacationers and residents.

  • Upset about town’s flag display

    To the editor:

    I am the wife of a veteran. I am disturbed about how Holden Beach Town Hall hung its flag on Veterans Day.

    Our American flag is hung at full-staff on Veterans Day because many veterans are still alive.

    Our American flag is hung at half-staff on Memorial Day because then it is honoring our dead veterans.

    The American flag is at full-staff at all times except when to honor someone that has died.

    Please publish this for all our sake (those that don’t know) and especially Holden Beach Town Hall.

  • Know proper flag etiquette

    To the editor:

    Holden Beach recently displayed the American flag at town hall on Veterans Day at half-staff. 

    Some will argue the town’s intentions were to honor veterans. I would argue the town disrespected the flag and created undue stress to citizens who understand the historical significance of “half-staffing” the flag. 

    As per the United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, the flag is flown at half-staff on Memorial Day (not Veterans Day) and until noon only. 

  • Where was event traffic control?

    To the editor:

    I have noticed there was no traffic control on Holden Beach during the Festival by the Sea event. 

    I did see several officers making sure cars could not access Jordan Boulevard, while one block away at the intersection of Holden Beach and Ocean Boulevard. there was traffic backed up in two directions. 

    It seems an officer at that intersection could help move traffic in a much safer manner. 

  • Holden Beach is great place to live

    To the editor:

    Recently, the Festival by the Sea took place at Holden Beach, and what a pleasure that the weather cooperated beautifully. Also that weekend was the annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament sponsored by Paradise Café owner Chris Politis. With a winning check of $1,000, quite a few local fishermen entered the tournament, including myself.