• Jaguar’s Lair could be premier community

    To the editor:

    Let’s face the facts: Jaguar’s Lair will never be a golf course community. Here’s why:

    From 2001-13 there were 1,460 golf course closures in the United State. The next wave of baby boomers and millennials has spoken. They do not want to waste five hours a day, along with the expense of golf, in their retirement. All studies have shown of these two groups prefer a retirement lifestyle that is dictated by them, not by some tee time.

  • Faith that saves is never alone

    To the editor:

    There are many Christians who are being martyred for standing for Christ. “He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it,” (Matthew 10:39). Peter denied Christ three times. Jesus predicted it. Until Peter was prepared by God, he was afraid. Peter was crucified as a martyr around 64 A.D. Peter served the Lord Jesus because he loved him. That was Jesus’ question. Do you love me? Peter, do you love me? If you love Jesus, you will serve him.

  • Cherish, preserve Sunset Beach’s natural wonders

    To the editor:

    I just finished reading the reports about proposed development plans for the east and west ends of Sunset Beach. Our family bought property on the waterway almost 25 years ago ... It is where our children have grown up to appreciate and enjoy salt marshes, maritime forests and ocean life. They have witnessed firsthand the ever-changing shape of a barrier island from tides, hurricanes, weather and more recently, its most damaging erosion: man.

  • Sherrill needs to clarify role

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Councilman Wilson Sherrill made a statement at the April 6 Sunset Beach council meeting, as reported in the April 9 edition, regarding his membership on the Ocean Isle appointed Project Review Team (PRT) for the proposed terminal groin at Shallotte Inlet.

    He stated he was invited by Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Sloane Smith as a member of the public to a meeting sometime in 2012 or 2013. Sherrill said he attended the meeting but never spoke.

  • Board should vote against rule change

    To the editor:

    I am a homeowner at Continental Condominium on Sunset Beach. Continental has been a tourist attraction since 1968, way before many of the large expensive homes. It has made possible for middle-income families to own and vacation at the beach. Because half of the units are on ground level, it makes it possible for handicapped renters to stay there.

  • Climate change claims meant to destroy capitalism

    To the editor:

    Natural forces over millions of years brought about major global climate changes. Did these natural forces simply evaporate when mankind arrived? Don’t we experience natural forces on our planet that exceed our ability to anticipate, abate and control them? Isn’t it arrogance and conceit to claim man’s activity alone accounts for these upheavals?

  • Remove fence for sake of drivers’ safety

    To the editor:

    Recently, I have noticed a fence has been put up in front of the cemetery at Gilbert Road and Midway Road in Bolivia. It has made it more difficult to see what is coming while turning onto Gilbert Road from Southport.

    As a new driver, I believe this fence doesn’t have much of a purpose and it may cause an accident in the future. For the safety of the citizens who use Gilbert Road every day, please take it down so no one gets hurt.

    Ashley Andriuolo, South Brunswick High School sophomore


  • Cat fancied Cuban music

    To the editor:

    In response to Dr. Ernie Ward’s column, “Felines prefer their own music, and it’s weird:”

    My cat Sailor was a huge fan of the Buena Vista Social Club, the iconic album made in the 1990s by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos Gonzales and American guitarist Ry Cooper of Cuban music from the ‘30s and ‘50s. Any time I played the album, Sailor jumped up on the dining room table and positioned himself midway between our two large speakers with his ears perked up. And there he stayed until the music finished.

  • A random act of kindness

    To the editor:

    On March 28, my son and I were having lunch at Duffer’s restaurant in Shallotte. I want to tell you a story of kindness and graciousness. A sweet and charming lady and the gentleman who was with her paid for our lunch. They had no reason to do this, only that I had given her a compliment about how nice and refreshed she looked.

    She told me she was a retired teacher and even though I do not know her name and she may never see this, I wanted the people of Brunswick County to know we still have lovely people in our county.

  • Thank you for supporting Sea Notes society

    To the editor:

    As president of the Sea Notes Choral Society, I have the pleasure of thanking you, our audience, for your support and generosity each concert season. On March 26, 27 and 28 when Sea Notes performed its spring concert at Hatch Auditorium, I again had that privilege.

    Sea Notes begins its summer concert series June 27 and 28 with, “A Salute to America, We the People,” when we become a resident company at Odell Williamson Auditorium.