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Letters

  • Thanks for serving

    To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Watts. You got everything you wanted: mainland sewer project, boat ramp for visitors, the Regency-Towers annexed and the unnecessary second fire station at the edge of town.

  • Be considerate to wildlife

    To the editor: Last week while walking on the beach enjoying the scenery, we came upon a most unusual sight—a seagull with a hook in his tongue. Attached to the hook was a 1-ounce weight on about 2 feet of fishing line. The line, hook and weight were brand spanking new and not cut.

    We only hope the line was left around carelessly and not on purpose. We were able to catch the seagull with a butterfly net as he was not able to fly very high with the weight attached to his tongue.

  • Enjoyed fireworks display

    To the editor: I would like to express to everyone what a great fireworks display the town of Calabash had on Friday night, July 3. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful show.

    The Merchants Association, town administrator, mayor, council and all the volunteers did a job well done.

    I’m from Calabash, lived in Calabash for 40 years, and still live in Brunswick County.

  • Mobile homes will be affected

    To the editor: Could someone please give me a reason why the trailer park of Seaside Station can’t be put on a vacuum system like the islanders are going to have?

    There are about 767 mobile and/or doublewide homes going to be affected by this. The cost savings and headaches could be avoided. You have to look to the future and realize the grinder pumps are going to be a major source of problems.

    Homeowners are going to have to pay a monthly fee for costly and time-consuming repairs.

  • Thanks for help with food drive

    To the editor: On June 27, Brunswick Plantation conducted its first food drive to benefit the needy of our county through Brunswick Family Assistance.

    We collected an outstanding 1,643 pounds of food along with cash donations. We had a tremendous turnout of volunteers along with excellent cooperation from our board of directors and facilitators staff.

    Most of all, I wish to thank the generous residents of our great community who are always ready to meet the challenge and help the needy. We are so proud to be residents of this wonderful community.

  • Disagrees with publishing mug shots

    To the editor: After reading your lead story, “Prostitution sting” by Kathryn Jacewicz, I am compelled to comment.

    It seems gratuitously unkind to place mug shots of the women who were arrested, as well as their names and addresses. Nowhere in the article could I find the names, pictures or addresses of the owners of the clubs, or of the clients who were participating in these illegal acts.

  • Doesn't want to be annexed by St. James

    To the editor: I want to make clear I have no animosity toward the people in the St. James community. I’m sure at least 85 percent of the people of St. James would like to remain a gated community and enjoy their beautiful development.

    A note of interest:

    1. St. James became a gated town, because you did not want to be annexed by Oak Island. How ironic 10 years later.

    2. You have enjoyed receiving our state and county taxes for 10 years and offer what?

    3. The county sold you land at a token price to help you become a real town with our tax money.

  • Don't cut assistant positions

    To the editor: If the Brunswick County School System must make budget cuts, it would be a tragic mistake to eliminate teacher assistants, especially those in the early primary grades.

    As a former educator, I have observed firsthand the vital role these hard-working people play in the education process during the formative years.

  • Watts will not run for re-election

    To the editor: I wanted to share that I will not be filing for re-election to the Sunset Beach Town Council this fall. I encourage those interested in helping to guide our town to consider filing for the position this month.

  • Inspired by father's story

    To the editor: Your article in last week’s paper titled “A father’s love” should be inspiring to us all.

    In picture and in print your staff writer, Sarah Shew Wilson, has captured the sense of dedication that we would all hope for if we were in his situation. Buster’s unconditional love, his dedication and his integrity represent the very best of the human condition.

    We could all learn from Mr. Gillis. I know I did.