• Be alert at the voting booth

    To the editor:

    Recently, a voter identification verification bill was passed in North Carolina (voter ID law). Acceptable IDs were available free at numerous locations with help offered if needed. In the election this fall, a person would provide the ID to show they are who they say they are and eligible to vote.

    The NAACP protests the voter ID requirement as placing an unfair barrier to poor and minority folks. Some people’s mindset is rooted in the past segregation era. The rest of the country apparently has moved on.

  • David Rouzer misleads on Social Security

    To the editor:

    Congressman David Rouzer is misleading Brunswick County voters about Social Security in answering questions at his open houses around the county.

    He has taken a pledge to never raise income taxes on high earners, even to fight terrorism. He does blame the resulting debt from fighting terrorism on Social Security, which he calls a major cause of the debt. Social Security taxes bring in an extra $400 billion every year, did last year and will again this year.

  • Pray for an end to forces of division

    To the editor:

    Please pray for Charlotte, where rioting and racial turmoil have been occurring after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, by a black police officer last week.

    We pray comfort for the Scott family for their loss, but many forces of division and in this land have taken advantage of this event to stir up turmoil and violence in this city.

  • It’s easier to spend someone else’s money

    To the editor:

    I have attended the Calabash town meeting as I do every year while on vacation. Calabash always seems like a nice place to retire.

    At the meeting, the commissioners and the mayor were talking about implementing a new website for the town at a cost of $5,000 to $11,000. One of the commissioners said this was not included in the budget for this year. I am glad one of the commissioners is concerned about budgets!

  • Thank you for Supplies for Success support

    To the editor:

    Once again, our hearts have been warmed by the generous response to our Supplies for Success project to gather needed school supplies for Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School students. Thousands of pencils, hundreds of notebooks, crayons, glue sticks and scissors, along with scores of markers, erasers, rulers and other items that were donated by caring residents and visitors. All of these items will play an important role in aiding students to be successful in learning during this school year.

  • If Clinton were elected

    To the editor:

    I know exactly what will happen with her. It’s worse than what I don’t know will happen with him.

    If Hillary Rodham Clinton were to be elected president of the United States, the fundamentals of the nation’s foundation would be irretrievably destroyed, a disintegration already in the making with the Obama administration.

  • When do we need Jesus?

    To the editor:

    To answer the question, “do we need Jesus,” we must consider our need for Jesus not only in this life, but the life hereafter.

    I have heard of people saying, “It is great that you think you need Jesus, but I am fine, thank you.”

  • Vote for $152M school bond referendum

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County has placed a $152 million bond referendum for education on this year’s ballot. Don’t wait until you go to vote to learn about this very important issue. Visit the schools’ website and educate yourself.

  • Clinton deserves a fair shake

    To the editor:

    It’s time for Donald Trump and his supporters to stop maligning Hillary Clinton and start examining Trump and his past performance.

    Trump’s record is full of lies, innuendos, exaggerations and bullying. Many of his business ventures have gone broke. Trump University was a sham that charged almost $35,000 in tuition and went out of business after multiple lawsuits. Trump has never admitted his mistakes.

  • Thank you for 9/11 event participation and protection

    To the editor:

    I offer my sincere thanks to all the fine people who took part in the 911 memorial service Sunday, Sept. 11, including VFW of Calabash, American Legion 503, American Legion Auxiliary, Calabash Elks, Calabash Elks bingo players, Calabash Lions and Shallotte Elks, and a special thanks to the Shallotte Police Department for looking out for our safety.

    Vito Ramaglia,

    event coordinator

    Sunset Beach