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Letters

  • Maritime Museum needs your support

    To the editor:

    I know change is the key to our current economic crisis. Change makes us clean our houses and start over, but as an owner of a house, the things we keep are antiques with value, family pictures and family treasures and heirlooms.

    For Southport, those items are kept in the Maritime Museum.

  • VAC speaks out about town issues

    To the editor:

    Regarding the letter of Gere Dale commenting on Bill Brennan and Walter Goodenough, please be aware of the following:

    Perhaps, Mr. Dale, The Village At Calabash (VAC) now comprises only 15 percent of Carolina Shores, that was not the case when we were involuntarily annexed back in 2003.

  • WAVES4K.I.D.S. needs mentors

    To the editor:

    For most of my adult life, I have been an advocate for children. Now, as the newly elected president of WAVES4K.I.D.S., I am making an appeal to those of you who share my concerns for the future of our foster youth to become a trained WAVES4K.I.D.S mentor.

    National statistics show only two out of 10 foster youth have any degree of success once they age out of the system and lose the support and services that have been provided by the state.

  • Responds to Carolina Shores letter

    To the editor: I seldom respond to a letter to the editor, but the letter from Carolina Shores resident Bill Brennan contained a number of factual errors as well as omissions of facts. I am compelled therefore to respond.

    At the town meeting to which Brennan refers, I did not “chastise the residents of the Village of Calabash development,” but my remarks were directed solely to Brennan and close associate Goodenough.

  • Letter to elected officials

    To the editor:

    I am writing to let you know I strongly oppose the new insurance ruling that will allow insurance companies to increase coastal insurance rates by nearly 30 percent. To even consider such a huge increase is outrageous, especially when you consider their stated reason: “We are due for a huge devastating hurricane on the N.C. coast and if we have a storm of such magnitude, it will virtually wipe out all the insurance company financial reserves.”

  • Can you hear Darwin?

    To the editor: If you are one who believes in evolution you should listen to Darwin calling out from the grave saying, “my theory is not true.”

    He says, “I told you if it could be demonstrated any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive, slight modifications, my (Darwin’s) theory would absolutely break down.”ee(Darwin in The Origin of Species 6th edition)

  • Foster kids program needs volunteers

    To the editor:

    If you watched the Lifetime TV movie “America” recently, you are aware of the many challenges and obstacles our Brunswick County foster youth face. They will face even more challenges when they age out of the system and are no longer receiving services and support.

  • Good annexation example

    To the editor:

    I congratulate Shallotte’s recent and proper use of annexation of the Wildwood Village property; not by force, but by request. This is the way it should be done statewide. In this case, the people affected actually had a voice.

    Marie Howell

    Rowan County

  • Taking away our rights?

    To the editor:

    Our new Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing the ban on the sale of assault weapons to U.S. citizens be reinstated. He cites the fact Mexico is complaining guns are getting into the hands of gangs as the reason, while ignoring the huge arms traffic business in the rest of the world.

    Mr. President, where in the Constitution does it say America should pass laws at the request of other nations that will take away the rights of our citizens?

    Chris Jacobson

    Supply

  • Supports planetarium, museum

    To the editor:

    You asked us, the readers, to find the best of everything in Brunswick County, and there’s no better time than this to

    expound on the cultural, educational and entertaining value that is brought to our county through our Ingram

    Planetarium and Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    I have been a volunteer since we moved to Sunset Beach five years ago and I continue to be so very proud of all the programs these two entities have to offer our area.