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Letters

  • Enough is enough

    To the editor: “We the People” say enough is enough. This unsustainable federal agenda is ludicrous. The stimulus didn’t work; the hope and change isn’t what we were promised; the healthcare plan of the democrats isn’t “choice”; and the media is a criminal source of propaganda in a “free” society.

  • Appreciates flowers in town

    To the editor: Most of the letters to the editor have a negative tone, but I am writing a positive note. Since spring, I have been noticing all the beautiful flowers along Main Street and some of the other streets here in Shallotte.

    The improvement to Rourk Garden is inviting if an individual decides to pause a few minutes to meditate in the gazebo. The noon church bells at Saint James Episcopal Church add so much to the atmosphere.

  • Dismayed at Calabash

    To the editor: I am dismayed at the Town of Calabash and its board of commissioners after reading the article you published. The idea they may keep someone in that position who does not appear to be even close to being qualified, is disheartening.

    I am from S.C. and own a small home here in Supply. I have been looking for a good job in the area for a couple of years now. I applied for that position.

  • Healthcare is an American issue

    To the editor: (This a response to the letter “Healthcare plan is not the answer” submitted by Mr. Edgerton.)

    The healthcare plan submitted by Sen. Burr does nothing to answer the continuing issue of insurance company denial and recession of policyholders. It also does nothing to answer the ongoing issue of denying insurance to those with pre-existing conditions.

    I do not believe there can be a total free market answer to an issue that directly affects the life and potential death of our fellow citizens.

  • Sickened by killing of sharks

    To the editor: I feel bad for the swimmer who was bitten by the shark and wish her a full and speedy recovery. But we must remember that when we go into the ocean, we are entering their world and must be on the lookout.

    Sharks are predators and follow bait and eat it. There’s been plenty of bait near shore this year.

    I’m not a “tree hugger”; I’m a sport fisherman and photographer. I’ve been sickened in the past week by two incidents involving the senseless killing of sharks.

  • Support Selby

    To the editor: I am proud to be from Carolina Shores simply because Mayor Steve Selby has shown his courage and self-control in what was a mockery of our local legislative process and the subject of a vicious personal attack in a special meeting of the board of commissioners. Attendance was so great the meeting had to be recessed and reconvened at the Calabash Firehouse to accommodate the crowd.

    This special meeting was called by commissioners Puls and Dale to replace the recently resigned commissioner Csernecky and to censure Mayor Selby.

  • Healthcare is not a right

    To the editor: Webster defines a right as: “that which a person has a just claim to that belongs to that person by law, nature, or tradition.”

    It has taken about 40 years for the left to, unfortunately, convince most Americans that healthcare is a right.

    I know of no law, including the Constitution, which legislates healthcare as a right. That would leave nature and tradition, which I would argue also, does not apply; however, the argument has already been lost and, correctly or incorrectly, we have been convinced and accepted that healthcare is a right.

  • Remember local farmers markets

    To the editor: I was pleased to see the article by Norm Harding regarding local farmers markets. However, he mentioned two farm markets in our area and did not mention the two farmers markets. There are two markets in Brunswick County: Shallotte and Southport.

    By definition a Farmers Market is a building, structure or place used by two or more farmers for direct sale of farm and food products. The Shallotte Farmers Market, at the corner of Main Street and Whiteville Road, is a produce and craft [market] with all items for sale either grown or made within 100 miles of Shallotte.

  • Commissioners sent wrong message

    To the editor: I don’t know what the final decision of the Jeremy Cribb debacle is but I think the mayor as well as the town commissioners are sending the wrong message to the people they represent.

    Today there is a great mistrust in the politics of Washington. Does this mistrust have to filter down to local government?

    The Calabash Board of Commissioners is telling us all it is OK to lie and falsify a resume. If the applicant gets away with it because there has been no background check, then we have someone with no integrity serving the town.

  • Time to change ordinance

    To the editor: It’s time to change the ordinance at Sunset Beach. It is one thing to keep the grass cut on vacant lots and another to bulldoze native myrtle bushes and leave the lot with debris. These lots have become an eyesore to residents and visitors, not to mention that these bushes were home to birds, rabbits, deer, raccoon and other wildlife.