• Kudos to Coleman’s for rebuilding, maintaining excellence

    To the editor:

    My family has been visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C., for vacations since before I was born.

    While vacationing at the Grand Strand, we always take an evening to visit nearby Calabash, eat at Coleman’s and stop by Callahan’s for some souvenirs.

    We were extremely saddened to hear about the fire that occurred at Coleman’s last year. Luckily, it has rebuilt and reopened.

  • It’s now or never for town of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Once every two years, Sunset Beach voters can change the direction of our town.

    On Nov. 3, councilmen Williams and Sherrill are up for re-election. They must be defeated. Why?

    Four years ago, Williams and Sherrill promised transparency, responsiveness and fiscal responsibility. Instead, they delivered an outrageous four-year spending spree.

  • Vote Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    I wholeheartedly support Joyce Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores. She is warm, compassionate, and promises to “get the job Dunn.”

    During the recent flood, she was out going door to door in the neighborhoods to check on people and lend a hand. She sent out many emails and alerts via NextDoor that helped to unite the community and created a network of volunteers to deal with the crisis. Where was our current mayor or members of the board of commissioners?

  • Thank you for Sunset Beach farmers’ market

    To the editor:

    I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Chris Wilson and the Sunset Beach Merchants Association for their brilliant idea to have what I hope is the first of many farmers’ markets in Sunset Beach Town Park. Thanks also to Sunset Beach Town Council for seeing the vision and approving the market.

  • CROP Hunger Walk steps toward making world better

    To the editor:

    Hunger and poverty are rampant in our world and escalating in the current economic conditions. Something can and must be done about them. Our local CROP Hunger Walk is a great place to start. On Nov. 1, the Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP Hunger Walk will be held to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far.

  • BCSO assists its neighbors in Columbus County

    To the editor:

    We were isolated and washed out on the Waccamaw River at Pireway during the flooding Oct. 2-6. The road was out in three places.

    On Sunday, Oct. 4, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies told us we could evacuate if we wished.

    We never saw them again, nor American Red Cross or Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel. However, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies, with a huge truck, checked in on us each day of the week and brought us much needed supplies.

  • GOP faces crisis of its own doing

    To the editor:

    As a liberal, I must confess to somewhat enjoying the GOP heartburn following the postponed election of a new speaker of the House.

    “Chaotic,” “unhinged,” “fractured” and “banana republic” are just a few of the pejoratives Republicans themselves have used to describe their frantic search for a leader who can unite the party. I liken this search for unification to herding cats.

  • Kudos to Sunset Beach leaders

    To the editor:

    Kudos to our Sunset Beach leaders.

    Over the past several years, you have had the foresight to preserve the only two precious Intracoastal parcels available. The possibility of selling this land for commercial development to increase our tax base would have been tragic. We now have a boat launch and trailer parking that is used by so many fishermen and for family recreation. The park that was so beautifully designed and constructed with the handicapped in mind is a source of pride for the present residents and for future generations. Thank you!

  • Traffic safety must include stopping for stop signs

    To the editor:

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, at about 6:45 a.m., a Brunswick County Schools bus rolled through the stop sign onto U.S. 17 North from Tall Pines Plantation. What else?

    There was a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy vehicle in the left lane, right where the bus entered the highway. There were five other vehicles watching all of this. Grrrr… I was very upset to see all this take place.

    Safety first — that means stop at all stop signs!

    Beverly Carlisle


  • The gospel is the good news

    To the editor:

    The word gospel literally means “good news” and occurs in the New Testament. In Greek, it is the word euaggelion; in English, evangelist.

    The gospel is the good news concerning Christ and the way of salvation. The key to understanding the gospel is to know why it is the good news.