• Happy for quality of life extras

    To the editor:

    The letter to the editor last week suggesting that county funding for parks and libraries should be cut is absurd.

    Brunswick County libraries do much more than provide Internet service to “those that cannot afford it.” My wife and I use the Hickmans Crossroads Branch Library.

  • Lines at the DMV

    To the editor:

    I had the misfortune of losing my wallet recently (my fault) and then had to list those things that needed to be done to compensate for the dumbness.

    One of those, of course, is replacement of your driver’s license. Since I had to go to the police station in Shallotte to report the loss, I decided I would go by the DMV to seek a replacement.

  • What’s happened to transparency?

    What’s happened to transparency?

    To the editor:

    Last November, the residents of Carolina Shores voted overwhelmingly for change. What we got was same old, same old. Still closed-door secret meetings.

    What happened to transparency, Ms. Dunn? I would pose the same question to Mr. Goodenough but he is obviously the silent partner on the board of commissioners and has no opinion unless someone gives it to him.

  • Supports Tim Daniels

    To the editor: I have known Timothy “Salt” Daniels for more than 20 years, and I just wanted to take a moment to ask all the Republican and Independent voters out there to consider the sheriff’s candidate who will be the best for Brunswick County.

  • Cuts are needed, not increases

    To the editor:

    With projected county losses, I would suggest commissioners start looking at new avenues of cuts—not increases.

    I’m sick of liberal Democrats always suggesting tax increases, which are always referred to as a mere this and a mere that.

    Pretty soon the mere increases add up to real money. Increases for trash pickup and recycling are two areas that come to mind.

  • Who can help the schools?

    To the editor: All my adult life has been dedicated to education. When the voters allowed me to serve on the Brunswick County Board of Education, I watched with interest as the lottery was put into place.

    A promise from Gov. Perdue that she would propose “a constitutional amendment to make sure that lottery funds stay dedicated to education” gave me hope.

  • Supports John Ingram

    To the editor: Brunswick County now has a sheriff who runs the department very efficiently and professionally. John Ingram is morally upright. He respects all who serve under him.  Brunswick County deserves a sound, professiona

  • Why won’t Rabon debate?

    To the editor:
    Is it just me or does anyone out there find it odd Bill Rabon, Republican candidate for N.C. Senate District 8, has not and will not debate his Republican Primary opponent Bettie Fennell?
    Fennell and Rabon have had several opportunities to conduct a debate and in each case Rabon refuses and makes excuses.
    Why does a candidate with his enormous financial resources that allows a constant bombardment of television and radio ads, not display the courage to debate his opponent?

  • Week of the Young Child

    To the editor: Young children in Brunswick County deserve the best we can give them.
    During Week of the Young Child, April 11-17, we can show our support for children and for early learning in our community by recognizing the needs of young children and thanking the adults involved in their education and care.
    As we thank parents, teachers, caregivers and volunteers, promote early literacy programs and work to ensure that our public policies support early learning for all young children, we recognize early years are learning years.

  • America, get involved

    To the editor:
    Recently, I attended a Tea Party in Raleigh. The agenda was to persuade Roy Cooper to join a number of states in fighting to repeal the unconstitutional healthcare bill.  
    I was sickened in the way things turned out. I do not care if you are Republican, Democrat, Independent or whatever I think you too should be concerned.
    The day before our demonstration, an e-mail came out telling us that poles or sticks with signs would not be acceptable, even the American flag on a pole. The reason given was that these things could be used as weapons.