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Letters

  • Thanks for town contest

    Letter to the editor: This past week, the town of Calabash has put our quaint town in a first-time beautification contest.

    I would like to thank them and Atlantic Elite Crete for taking the busiest time of the year to help with their skills to quantify the neighbors of Calabash.

    This is another good thing for our town to be proud of.

  • More on gun rights

    To the editor: I understand opinion is not fact and am glad of it.

    Mr. Heidtke claims during Thomas Jefferson’s time, the only folks that had guns were “soldiers and wealthy landowners who could afford them.”

    Most historical accounts I am familiar with disagree with that statement. Most households contained at least one firearm. They were used to procure food and for protection. In fact, in some colonies, it was a law each adult male must carry a firearm to church.

  • Thanks for help with BFA event

    To the editor: The second annual Brunswick Family Assistance golf tournament was played at the Sea Trail Maples course on Saturday, June 6, and was a roaring success.

    For 28 years, BFA has supported the many needy families in Brunswick County with food, shelter, clothing, etc. to assist them during these difficult times. This year will be even more demanding as BFA will serve approximately 19,400 individuals and 6,800 households, while distributing more than 360,000 pounds of food.

  • 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.