• Women’s march was Obama’s parting shot

    To the editor:

    I would like to share our joy in being able to go to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. This was not the first one I have attended, but this one was very different.

    Unfortunately, we had to endure long lines, which included a lot of protestors. The city was like a fortress. The police and military (which I do not blame) did nothing to help with the confusion. They were only there to stop any violence that might occur.

  • How Native Americans played lacrosse

    To the editor:

    In “American History Notes Lacrosse Origins,” legend development was noted as having originated in various tribal lore.

    One tribal (Eastern Cherokee) legend had birds (eagles, hawks, osprey, etc.) and land animals (deer, bear, otter, etc.) competing against one another. The truth portrayed in this legend may point to the fact that in the human version, the ball rarely touched the ground.

    In the legend, if the birds gained possession of the ball, it would be very difficult for the land animals to touch a bird or the ball.

  • Clarifying intelligence community opinion

    To the editor:

    Dr. Mike Claxton missed a couple points I made about the intelligence community.

    First, I did not blame the intelligence community for starting the Iraq War. But, really, do you seriously think the intelligence community could not have overridden Vice President Cheney if they wanted to exert the effort? C’mon, man.

    Second, I did not say the intelligence community should make Iraq pay for war.

  • Cabanas’ footprint too big for beach

    To the editor:

    The real issue at Sunset Beach is not about shade and cabanas and cancer; it’s flying umbrellas, danger and accidents. Sun and shade and cancer have been around for hundreds of years, yet somehow people come to the beach and life goes on.

  • Make women’s motto save our significance

    To the editor:

    Everyone appears to be so numbers conscious.

    Let’s look at the number one million women for a second. If you add their family, relations, friends, business associates, families of children who go to school with their children in schools, universities and colleges, those who attend the same churches as they do or are members of the same clubs that they are in and whoever else they do business with, you are talking about a huge number.

  • Bring back WBTW

    To the editor:

    On Jan. 1, I had the biggest shock to learn our cable provider, ATMC, no longer carries WBTW Channel 13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., anymore. We only get Wilmington for local news. That consists of channels 5 and 6.

    So what the big decision makers did was put channel 5 on both 13 and 5. That adds up to seeing the same people on both channels. Who wants to see the same people on both channels? Not any of our friends.

  • Thank you for supporting Run for Food

    To the editor:

    On Jan. 14, the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC) hosted its 13th annual Run for Food event in Ocean Isle Beach.

    All proceeds helped to provide groceries for neighbors in Brunswick County who are in food distress. In all aspects, the event was an overwhelming success. We thank the many runners and walkers for their participation, as well as all the volunteers from the local churches.

  • Applauding all who help WBHS band

    To the editor:

    I would like to take the time to give a round of applause to the band parents of West Brunswick High School who help the band function year-round with all the fundraisers, keeping accounts straight, transporting the band’s equipment to all of its competitions and taking care of the band’s uniforms.

    I wanted to also give special thanks to the parents and volunteers who run the concession stands and to Mr. Jason Seip, our band director, for keeping the band routine interesting.

    Frankie Cook, West Brunswick High School student

  • Please pick your battles

    To the editor:

    My understanding is that after the Sunset Beach council arbitrarily voted to ban cabanas at the November town meeting, there were hundreds and hundreds of calls, emails and letters sent to the town protesting this ban. Much to our council’s credit, they listened to the people and, at least for the time being, rescinded this ban. This seemed to be a perfect time for our council to all work together to formulate new rules on where and when cabanas are allowed.

  • Cabanaban easier than regulations

    To the editor:

    I have many concerns regarding what Sunset Beach Town Council is trying to accomplish (outside of creating headaches) regarding cabanas.

    Having worked the beach as an owner of a cabana rental company for many years, I’ve witnessed many different misunderstandings.