• Christmas generosity

    To the editor:
    “For it is in giving that we receive.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
    Generosity begins at home. It begins with you and me. It begins here in Brunswick County. It is brought to fruition in one of our own, Dean Siler. He is a true giver — the most sincere giver, a quiet giver. There is no need for public praise or reward because his generosity is straight from the heart. Human words cannot do it justice. It is the kind of giving that God smiles upon.

  • Restaurant rudeness

    To the editor:
    My wife and I were eating at a local restaurant on a Friday around 4 p.m. I sat down to eat a salad, and the couple that was beside me began to blow their nose several times.
    I asked if they would please go to the restroom and do that because I am eating. The older lady said. “Pardon me, I will blow my noses anywhere I want to.” I paused and said, “Well, that tells me you have no manners or respect to the other people in here eating.”

  • Change is good

    To the editor:
    Your article about Sunset Beach Town Council keeping former council member Karen Joseph on the negotiating team at Jaguar’s Lair was very interesting.
    If you can still fog a mirror, you know this is a legit decision the state would never argue with, but is it really in the best interest of the town or a slap in the face of the voters?
    I think our “new” town council needs to work at being new. Change is good.
    I do not know Joseph, nor do I own property in Jaguar’s Lair.
    Debbie Tuttle
    Sunset Beach

  • It takes a village

    To the editor:
    Recently while with my mother, she tripped and fell outside the Belk store in Shallotte with her hand and knee bleeding.

  • What is appropriate?

    To the editor:
    I recently attended a board of education meeting where I was allowed to express my opinion on current AP English literature selections. I closed my presentation with a question: Who decides when a minor child is old enough to be exposed to literature containing vulgarity, rape, and incest in the classroom?

  • Joy of the season

    To the editor:
    Christmas is known as many things: the yuletide, the birth of Christ, Jesus’ birthday, the holiest day of the year, the loneliest time of year, a time for family gatherings, the most wonderful time of the year …
    Christmas is really different for everyone, and lives in their hearts and minds in unique ways.
    Some fill food pantries, ring Salvation Army bells, make donations to worthy charities, donate toys for tots, buy Angel Tree gifts, send care packages to soldiers, or make goody baskets for neighbors.

  • Consider donation

    To the editor:
    You can end the year by making a powerful decision that will have a positive, lasting effect on a child.
    Communities In Schools works in partnerships with the schools to reach and serve students with the greatest needs, but the fewest resources. Those needs include tutoring, mentoring, counseling, clothing, personal hygiene and basic need items.

  • Good ol’ boys back in action

    To the editor:
    The good ol’ boys are still running the show in Sunset Beach. Just a few weeks after former councilwoman Karen Joseph finished dead last in her failed re-election attempt — in no small part for her handling of the Jaguar’s Lair fiasco — councilmen Lou DeVita, Mike Williams, and Wilson Sherrill have mocked the Sunset Beach electorate by voting to return her to Sunset Beach’s sorry Jaguar’s Lair “negotiating team.”

  • Hospice touches lives

    To the editor:
    “Peace is knowing that love is stronger than death. Love stays with us forever.”
    This quote from chaplain Mickie Norman was the theme for the memorial service and Love Lights tree dedication Thursday, Dec. 12. As I sat and listened to each name being read, I began to realize what an impact SECU Hospice House in Bolivia has had on Brunswick County.

  • Joseph not chosen

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach Town Council has re-appointed defeated former councilwoman Karen Joseph to continue negotiations on behalf of the town with Coastal Communities, developer of Jaguar’s Lair. Why?
    It is not because citizens wanted her to represent them; I got more votes than she did and I came in fifth out of six candidates.