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Letters

  • 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?”

  • Stop with the cabana debate

    To the editor: I have been living in Calabash for the last year and have subscribed to your newspaper for that time.

    I have read numerous letters to the editor addressing the cabana issue written before the law was passed banning them and then now afterwards.

    I get angry every time I read one because it is the “fault” of our visitors that we have one at all.

  • Supports town's cabana ban

    To the editor: I have also been a longtime property owner at Ocean Isle Beach, and I totally support the town council for their tough decision regarding cabana use.

    It is the first time in years I can go to the beach and enjoy the ocean without maneuvering through dozens of canopies to get a view of the ocean and find a place to sit. I feel we now have our beach back.

  • Some annexation is arbitrary

    To the editor: It is difficult to understand how a supposedly democratic body ever passed the present statute determining annexations in North Carolina.

    Many communities will be faced with this arbitrary municipal imperialism in the future.

    I recently attended a meeting in Calabash and was informed the village intended to annex more than 500 residents. The vast majority of these residents were totally against this annexation.

  • Annexation laws are needed

    To the editor: In a recent Brunswick Beacon article, Rep. Bonner Stiller stated that any law allowing the taking of, or annexing any property should be revisited more often than every 49 years.

    Firstly, the word “taking” should not even be in any consideration of annexation law; there is no taking.

    Secondly, the annexation law has been revisited by the N.C. General Assembly at least four times over the last five decades (S.L.1967-954, S.L. 1983e,36 & 768, S.L. 1998-150, and S.L. 2001-487), and each time the law was amended significantly, most recently in 2001.

  • Family says thank you for support

    To the editor: Jerry W. Jones and family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love that you have shown us during my battle with leukemia.

    Your prayers, the barbecue benefit, the blood drive and all the acts of love are very much appreciated and have touched our hearts deeply.

    Please continue to pray for us.

  • Responders saved building

    To the editor: I would like to take this public opportunity to thank the town of Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach fire departments and Det. Eric King of the Shallotte Police Department for a job well done.

    In the early morning hours of June 5, a bottle rocket (fireworks) landed on the roof of the Red Apple Professional Building and sparked a roof fire.

    In addition, a piece of burning material landed on a sprinkler pipe and caused a piece of it to melt, creating a flood of water.

  • Congressman says he fights for public rights

    To the editor: A recent writer apparently did not realize I have consistently fought to protect the First Amendment rights of religious broadcasters.

    In fact, I was invited to speak at the National Association of Religious Broadcasters convention when it was in Charlotte.

    Just as the writer and many others do in our area, I enjoy listening to Christian radio and regularly tune in as I travel through our district.

    Freedom of information and speech are essential to our democracy, and that includes freedom of religious expression as well.