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Letters

  • Thanks from Myrie family

    To the editor: We the family would like to thank everyone who reached out to us after the passing of our beloved Gladys Myrie.

    The outpouring of kind words, flowers, food and other gifts was so overwhelming that personally thanking everyone for each kind gesture would be almost impossible. Your kindness and generosity during this very trying time helped us as we tried to cope with this drastic change in our lives.

  • Enjoys newspaper’s content

    To the editor: When the big newspapers, like those owned by McClatchy, are faltering all around us, it’s refreshing to see a small community newspaper thrive.

    I was at Oak Island a few weeks ago and was completely fascinated by all the local news you cover in your paper. It is packed with interesting information about your town’s people, your community issues and your activities.

    I had such a good time reading it I had to share.

  • Garbage can issue facing town

    To the editor: Your recent article covering the Sunset Beach Town Council budgetary workshop was informative. Of particular interest is the recurring issue of garbage can pushback on Sunset island.

    It appears town council is unsure of who should bear the financial responsibility for that service, and councilmen Ron Watts and Lou DeVita are at odds over this issue. It seems Watts, who happens to be in the resort rental business, is in favor of using town tax money to fund the work. DeVita feels the onus is on the property owners.

  • Thanks for police program

    To the editor: I would like to thank Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause for the C.H.I.E.F.S program and for allowing my grandson Shar to be a part of it this past school year. Chief Gause worked with the students and even took the time to go on trips with them.

    Detective Ed Marti and Sgt. Robert Gravino (and others from the Shallotte Police Department) did a fantastic job. They provided a thorough learning experience and a true bright spot in Shar’s week.

    Please keep this program at Shallotte Middle School. I am only sorry it does not extend to the high school.

  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

    To the editor: I have recently read your article on the attempt to restructure the administration of Carolina Shores by its board of commissioners. I understand the vote was three in favor, one opposed and one abstention.

  • Concerned about state budget cuts

    To the editor: Please go to the Web site www.autismsocietync.com to read the blog and information about proposed HHS budget cuts. I would like to encourage others to contact our state representatives and our governor to protest these budget cuts.

    I will remain optimistic that these cuts will not be pushed through. Children are our future. We need to provide all the services and help we can to ensure a bright future for our children.

  • Doesn't like all-star selection

    To the editor: This is pertaining to the selection of players in minor and major league Dixie Youth All-Stars.

    At the end of this year, some of those chosen were sons of coaches or possibly sponsors of the team, and it showed. Quality 12-year-old players who have hit home runs and played every position on the field with intensity and enthusiasm are sitting home discouraged about the effort they put in this season because they were not selected and were replaced by players who are 11 years old and not as qualified and have not played all the games this season.

  • Government too involved in private industry

    To the editor: Czar this. Czar that. The federal government is becoming much too involved in private industry. How much should a custodian, engineer, secretary, CEO, etc., be paid? What type of vehicles should be manufactured?

  • Thanks for help with student program

    To the editor: With the close of another school year, I’d like to take the time to thank our supporting businesses in Brunswick County.

    The Occupational Course of Study program within Brunswick County Schools offers specialized instruction for students with disabilities that combine functional academics and 900 hours of work experience to earn a N.C. diploma. Without our local supporting businesses, this would not be possible.

  • Action needed against North Korea

    To the editor: For years the United Nations has had multiple resolutions passed against North Korea from its withdrawal from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty to economic sanctions.

    With North Korea, words of threats mean nothing to them, got it? Nada, zip. The leader of North Korea is quick to threaten and also demonstrate his threats by means of testing his weapons. Anyone been watching the news lately? Two atomic tests.