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Letters

  • Disney characters could replace commissioners

    To the editor: I don’t know where I was when Carolina Shores seceded from the United States and suspended the Constitution. I may have been at the dump (excuse me—recycling center) when my freedom of speech was taken away and my right to public discussion was abridged.

    I believe this action was tried some time ago when discussion was outlawed and certain people were described as a cancer on the community. I hope we all remember what a difficult situation that left us all in for many years.

  • Wake up, commissioners

    To the editor: Calabash commissioners, in particular Emily DeStasio and Cecelia Herman, have continually misrepresented what has been going on in Calabash. They even have made the comment concerning the age group of 30 that the norm is to cheat and falsify resumes. I resent that, as my daughter, who is a federal attorney and graduate of Georgetown Law, is going to be 30 in September and has never lied or cheated to obtain a job or grade.

  • What about those without Medicare?

    To the editor: I just read Sarah Shew Wilson’s article about the Patients First Bus that visited Shallotte and the comments from We The People.

    Of course retirees don’t want reform, because they already have single-payer insurance. It’s called Medicare!

    What about those of us between 18-65 who can’t afford the high cost of insurance? Or those who go bankrupt due to medical bills?

  • Responds to allegations

    To the editor: Mr. [Dan] Mann has aspirations to be mayor again; however, attacking me will fail to produce my resignation or his election.

    The discord in town hall is caused mainly by constant interference by some board of commissioner members, and it will be addressed in the November election.

  • Who is behind healthcare bus?

    To the editor: In interest of transparency and full-disclosure, your piece on the healthcare rally at Rourk Gardens could use a little fleshing-out.

    Like dozens of similar “spontaneous” gatherings of “grassroots” organizations intent on blocking desperately needed healthcare reform, the driver behind the wheel of the Americans for Prosperity bus that rolled into Shallotte is a guy named Tim Phillips.

  • Puppy mill bill ignored

    To the editor: The N.C. puppy mill bill has again been ignored. I am disappointed in N.C.’s legislators. Elected officials are more interested in organizations with lobbying efforts (NRA/AKC) than the interest of voters.

    The taxpayers of N.C. will pay for the cleanup of these mills. The breeder will make money by selling puppies. The puppy mill dogs will continue to live a life confined, without basic care until they can no longer produce puppies. Then, they will be taken to your local animal control, where you–the taxpayer—will pay to euthanize them.

  • Talk about issues, successes

    To the editor: This is in response to Jean Crowley’s letter regarding Mayor Selby and about discord in Carolina Shores.

    Ms. Crowley worked for the town for 42 months, 17 of them with Mayor Selby. She did not work with him for three and a half years. The implication she did is a good example of the misinformation circulating in Carolina Shores.

    After observing the disharmony in our town, I ask this of elected officials and candidates for office:

  • Rural residents should be concerned

    To the editor: Those of us that choose to live out of city limits or out of gated communities do it for different reasons. One common bond is peace and quiet.

    My wife chose the four acres we live on for the many species of wildlife we encounter and being able to take our golf cart and kayak trailer through the woods without navigating numbers of weekend pleasure cruisers.

    We are avid stargazers, but that may soon end.

    Being out in the country has its disadvantages. We are now challenged by a developer that has bought 60-plus acres

  • An idea for driver's licenses

    To the editor: Please sponsor a new law (bill or amendment) that would require that information be put in the barcode of driver’s licenses. That would show if someone has received a DWI, DUI or public intoxication or any alcohol/illegal drug-related offense.

    It would require bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, liquor stores, etc. to scan the barcode on the driver’s license. If a person had a DWI, DUI, etc. then they could not serve them alcohol. They would be unable to buy alcohol at a liquor store.

  • Don't pass the blame

    To the editor: I am sick of commissioners DiStasio and Herman’s constant disregarding the rules and procedures of this town.