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Letters

  • Wanted local tea party

    To the editor:

    I was disappointed I could not find a “tea party” in the Shallotte area on April 15. I still want to “dunk” my tea bag in protest.

    Blair Guker

    Shallotte

  • Causes of the economic dilemma

    To the editor:

    People with poor credit and creditors making poor credit decisions have caused our economic dilemma.

    We with good credit are paying the price. What you need to do is refinance the houses of the top 25 percent of the credit market (especially those on fixed incomes) and lower their mortgage rate by 1 percent for free.

    We deserve a break, being we are the ones having to pay for everyone else’s poor credit and poor credit decisions.

  • Reduce vacation-booking risks

    To the editor:

    Vacation home rental management companies in the Southport-Oak Island area of North Carolina are applauding the latest efforts of insurance companies to work with the general public to reduce their risk in early bookings of vacation home rentals at the beach.

    In response to their customers, select trip insurance providers have decreased the minimum employment time requirement from five years to one year. Trip insurance is purchased at the time of booking for a nominal fee based on total rental cost.

  • Agrees with column

    To the editor:

    As baseball season nears, I enjoyed Bob Breen’s column last week.

    I also agree with Bob’s opinion of George S., but he did not say anything about today’s turf. That turned me off more than George S.

    Oh, well. Maybe if George S. lets Whitey Ford throw the first pitch to Yogi, I will come back to baseball.

    Hal Moore

    Calabash

  • Why are cases dismissed?

    To the editor:

    Each week, I examine the long list of cases at our district court. I am amazed at the high percentage of cases that are “voluntarily dismissed.”

    Maybe I do not understand this terminology, but I think this means for some reason the cases were dismissed and the defendant is allowed to walk away unpunished. Is this true?

    Why are 40-50 percent of the cases dismissed? Is there a reasonable explanation for this? Surely, I must be wrong. We would not go to all the trouble of writing up these cases and then dismiss half of them.

  • Volunteers make a difference

    To the editor: National Volunteer Week (April 19-25) is hot on our heels, and it is a great time to take action and begin solving problems in our communities. Volunteers inspire by example by encouraging those they help and motivating others to get involved.

  • Inmate plan could work

    To the editor: I just read the article regarding Sheriff Ingram pondering having inmates work at county animal shelters. I really think that is a wonderful idea.

    I see these young inmates working on the sides of the roads with litter pickup. They do a great job, but I really wish residents would extend a little courtesy toward them and stop throwing their litter out of their cars after these young ones clean it up.

  • Global warming ponderings

    To the editor: Regardless of your current position on global warming, please consider one simple mental exercise that will allow you to put this political and financial issue into proper perspective.

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor: Yes, there are wonderful citizens in your county. One of them simply has the first name Dawn and drives a dark colored 4WD.

    On Saturday, I accidentally mislaid my paperwork after attending the county’s education job fair on top of my car and drove off. The next thing I knew, papers were flying everywhere.

  • Realtor doesn’t speak for all

    To the editor:

    I know your readers remember the letter to the editor Brad Vanderburg, manager of Century 21 Sunset Realty, wrote a few weeks ago regarding Mary Ann Bechtel opening her own business in the article a “Leap of Faith.”

    Let me say empathically Vanderburg did not speak for me. The things he said were unprofessional for someone who is a manager of a real estate office.