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Letters

  • Supports MacCallum for clerk

    To the editor: Jim MacCallum is running for clerk of court for Brunswick County.

    As I understand it, the clerk of court handles a variety of important duties such as reviewing wills, guardianship proceedings, adoptions, etc. The clerk handles millions of dollars each year received in court fees, etc.

    Improved and more effective administration of the duties of this job will affect the lives of Brunswick County citizens. The clerk of court position demands someone with the highest integrity, honesty and administrative capabilities.

  • VA clinic should be here

    To the editor: While there is a consensus for a new VA clinic in our area there appears to be a rush to spend $95 million for a new Super Clinic in Wilmington, while at the same time ignoring a number of facts that would lead to the different decision of locating the clinic in Brunswick County.

    The Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply is closing and moving into a new facility in the summer 2011. This hospital has all the facilities in place for a VA clinic and more.

    Approximately 15,000 veterans live in Brunswick County.

  • Jesus and the death penalty

    To the editor: There is an effort to get lawmakers to abolish the death penalty in North Carolina. Some say Jesus would never approve of the death penalty. Jesus is for the death penalty. In fact, He allowed it.

    Mosaic Law supported the death penalty and Jesus never disobeyed Mosaic Law. He said, “I did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it,” Mathew 5:17. He allowed Himself to be executed. Jesus could have prayed and 12 legions of angels would have rescued him, Mathew 27:52.

  • Out-of-control insurance rates

    To the editor: We have owned property in Sunset Beach for almost 14 years. We have never had any reason to file a claim for damages to our properties. In fact, during the last 10 years that we have lived at our present address, Sunset Beach has not witnessed a single damaging hurricane.

    Yet, in the last five years, our premiums have risen out of control.

  • Dirty sand traps

    To the editor: While playing golf on a recent Sunday, I noticed a person walking on the green who had no cart or clubs. As I approached my tee shot, I realized it was a woman with a large cat. I then decided to forgo my shot and walked toward her as quickly as I could.

    She picked up the cat and put it into the sand trap and sat down on the edge of the trap. The cat climbed out of the trap, the woman retrieved it and put it back into the trap.

  • Dangerous intersections

    To the editor: I don’t know if there is statistical category for dangerous highway intersections, but if so, Shallotte would surely finish in the Top 10 with one single entry.

    I refer to the confluence of roads and streets at the south end of town that creates a veritable

    carnival of auto collision possibilities. Anyone who has ever driven in the area connecting Sellers Road and Main Street could testify as to this myriad of nightmare alleys.

  • Acting like a politician?

    To the editor: Mr. Tinger criticized the Sunset Beach town administrator for “acting like a politician.” He feels politicians can’t be trusted. Some Washington politicians have poisoned the pool of trust, but this is Sunset Beach—not Washington.

    Gary Parker is sincere, dedicated and hardworking and will provide straight answers to questions and issues over which he has responsibility, to any Sunset Beach citizen, at any time.

  • Doesn't want gas chamber

    To the editor: How terribly sad and depressing it is that in this modern day, we, as a society, still condone the terrible suffering of our animals through the horrendous and brutal use of a gas chamber.

    Dogs and cats were domesticated by us to become our companions, protectors and at times, our providers. We are the ones who made them dependent on us for their survival.

    It is through our own greed and stupidity we have allowed a population of unwanted and homeless

  • The Flash Gordon wannabe

    To the editor: One morning, I was watching “Fox and Friends” when Geraldo Rivera, a Fox commentator, appeared.

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why anyone would pay this space cadet to express his opinion, except to lamely fulfill the “balanced” half of the station’s motto. He has no expertise except the uncanny ability to show up when someone or something has just died.

  • A no-kill shelter

    To the editor: The term “no-kill” animal shelter has been bandied about lately by everyone, including county officials, but it is apparent not everyone understands what it means.

    No-kill means not killing any companion animal that is potentially adoptable just because they: aren’t the right color; are too old; are arbitrarily labeled unadoptable; are disabled, sick or injured; have behavioral issues; are deemed “vicious” or the facility just doesn’t have space for them.