• Funding of Alzheimer’s research is vital

    To the editor:

    I am writing this from the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum taking place in Washington, D.C.

    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

  • Policy won’t do much for America’s greatness

    To the editor:

    As defund and deconstruct domestic policy becomes clear, I doubt the outcomes will do much more for greatness than supply side did. But then I have argued for 30 years that we did not need to cut taxes and take a pledge to never raise them again, ramp up the military, deregulate the mortgage banks, open the border to free trade wages from China or claim the government was the problem three months into the plan to defund and deconstruct the New Deal in 1981, either.

  • Help sought for fire victim

    To the editor:
    I am writing about my son, Timothy Everhart, whose mobile home burned down recently.
    The fire burned the whole inside, all his clothes, shoes — everything he had. He had no insurance and is on disability. He has no money for cleanup or a used mobile home to live in.
    If anyone could help, we would be grateful.

    Pamela Everhart

  • Turn to Christ

    To the editor:

    Jesus willingly allowed himself to be crucified by a method of execution predicted in Isaiah 53:1-12. Crucifixion was often performed in order to terrorize and dissuade its witnesses from perpetrating particularly heinous crimes. Victims were left on display after death as warnings to others who might attempt dissent.

  • Why dredge Jinks Creek?

    To the editor:

    Jinks Creek is a never dredged, natural, tidal marsh creek. In 1969, Mannon Gore dredged and moved Tubbs Inlet. Using the spoils from the tip of south Jinks Creek and Eastern Channel, dumping those spoils into the virgin, tidal marsh created Riverside Drive.

  • Possible Russian interference warrants probe

    To the editor:

    I am a two-year resident of North Carolina and a lifetime resident and citizen of the United States. I care deeply about my country and the people in it, and it is for this reason that I have grave concerns regarding any possible Russian interference with our country, government and elections.

  • Applause for Seaside Friends in Concert II

    To the editor:

    On Sunday evening, I was privileged to attend Seaside Friends in Concert II at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    The concert featured four very consummate sopranos from North Carolina: Catherine Kelly, Sallie Hedrick Bowman, Jennifer Hudson-Santos and Linda Ladrick. They were accompanied by Kathryn Parker, minister of music at Seaside.

  • ACA repeal would have dire effects

    To the editor:

    Repealing the Affordable Care Act will have wide-ranging and destructive consequences, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.

    After Medicaid expansion, the individual mandate, and subsidies are eliminated, an additional 32 million would be uninsured by 2026; premiums would rise and double by 2026, above what they would be under the ACA.

  • American Health Care Act hurts older Americans

    To the editor:

    The American Health Care Act, which is being debated in Congress, would mean higher prices, less coverage and billions in tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies. The legislation would increase costs, weaken Medicare (opening the door to vouchers) and make it harder for seniors to get the services they need to live independently as they age. And, it includes an “age tax,” a tax on the cost of health care for everyone 50 to 64 years old.

  • Neighborhood efforts deserve support, praise

    To the editor:

    I wanted to respond to Duane Lewis’ letter in the March 9 edition. While it is obvious he is passionate about his feelings toward Sunset Beach Town Council members, he also made some inflammatory remarks about the homeowners in Sunset Lakes.

    In no way does Mr. Lewis represent the HOA. Yes, he was the past chairman of the HOA, but he does not sit on the HOA board. Four of five streets were affected by the road blown out during Hurricane Matthew. The road Mr. Lewis lives on was not part of the affected neighborhood.