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Letters

  • Cabana debate should continue

    To the editor: I would like to respond Mr. Godwin’s article that he and other readers have had enough of the cabana issue. While he may have had enough discussion on this issue, others and I have not.

    When a decision is made based on false assumptions, supported by false information, has at best marginal public support and is enforced with a heavy hand, don’t be surprised if some members of the public are offended and refuse to close the debate.

  • Soles has failed the public again

    To the editor: Once again, Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. has failed to protect property owners by signing a petition that would allow for a forced annexation bill to be heard in the Senate.

    The bill provides for a nine-month moratorium on forced annexations while the General Assembly studies the impact on residents.

    Soles’ refusal to sign the petition indicates he once again votes in lockstep with liberals like Sen. Tony Rand. Soles doesn’t care about his constituents; he only cares about retaining power in the Senate.

  • Questions port's impact on the environment

    To the editor: According to the Brunswick County tax assessor’s office, the N.C. Ports Authority owns 594 acres of land on the Lower Cape Fear River next to the city of Southport that is intended for use as an international port container terminal.

    Of those 594 acres, 348 acres are treated by the tax assessor as marsh.

    The N.C. Ports Authority consultants’ report has figures on required space for container terminals based on other existing and planned terminals.

  • Thanks for supporting military project

    To the editor: As the daughter of a retired U.S. Navy Chief, I knew I wanted to use my high school senior project to help military families.

    I chose to collect donations for the Fisher House at the Fort Bragg Army Base in Fayetteville. As I thought about how to accomplish this, I decided to ask my neighbors in Brierwood Estates for their help.

    I passed out letters and pamphlets explaining what I was doing and why. I was so touched by the generosity of my neighbors in Brierwood.

  • Supports POW-MIA legislation

    To the editor: For years, the National Alliance of Families of POWs/MIAs, Rolling Thunder Inc. and other veteran organizations, have pressed our federal government for full disclosure about our Prisoners of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA), from Iraq, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, the Cold War/Korea Conflict and World War II.

    In his book, “An Enormous Crime,” former U.S. Rep. Bill Hendon (R-NC) chronicled that when the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam, it knowingly left behind hundreds of POWs.

    There is evidence to warrant further investigation.

  • Get Democrats out of office

    To the editor: The Democrats have turned the energy issue into a three-ring circus. Gasoline is now more than $4 a gallon, and this is strangling our economy.

    In the Senate ring, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said on camera coal and oil make us sick and will not allow us (United States) to have any more.

    In the House ring, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) is totally refusing to allow any more drilling for oil.

  • National energy plan needed

    To the editor: It is time for a non-partisan, interim energy plan. Here is a start:

    1) Postpone the discussion of offshore and Arctic drilling. Realization of benefits has a 10-plus year window, so it will not hurt to postpone this discussion until it can be included in the new president’s comprehensive energy policy.

  • CIS has anti-gang initiatives

    To the editor: The anti-gang legislation passed by the General Assembly this week is a good step in the right direction for putting an end to the gang violence in our state.

    The legislation truly gets to the heart of the matter because it focuses on the source of gang activity—older adults who deliberately target our youth to join gangs by making the life of a gang member more alluring than reality.

  • Obama won't get us out of war

    To the editor: About one half, maybe more, of the American people are stupid. Their stupidity grows out of lack of education and failure to keep themselves informed.

    I shall take this opportunity to expose my own stupidity. I hear people say they are going to vote for Obama because he will get us out of this war. No president can get us out of this war.

  • Readers have had enough of cabana issues

    To the editor: I personally have heard enough about this cabana thing on the island.

    The town heard input on this matter from residents before voting on it, and they decided the only measure that would be enforceable would be to ban them altogether.

    I’ve heard it all from suggesting permits be issued to the town disposing of them if they’re left on the beach after 7 p.m. Do you want to know what happens when the town says, “Sure, we’ll do that?”