• BSRI seeks holiday meal donations

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity providing senior services and resources in Brunswick County. Our mission is to promote the well being of and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County.

    BSRI is the lead agency providing programs and services specifically designed for adults 60 and older. It serves more than 100,000 meals each year at 10 locations and through deliveries to homebound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.

  • ‘Pyramids as a place’ poem

    To the editor:

    A prophetic poem to you will send

    And no one would I want to offend

    With him communications did exchange

    Something appeared to seem so strange.

    The way he speaks and shuts his eyes

    Is a surprise to thank that he is wise

    Has defense mechanisms out of control

    Still insisting God is saving his soul.

    It is beginning to appear and be apparent

    Is suffering from disorder that is inherent

    Are some things you should thinking about

  • What used to be good is bad

    To the editor:

    After hosting Nigerian missionaries this past October, my wife and I will have a better appreciation for the holidays.

    The husband and wife team maintain an orphanage for 400 children. While Americans enjoy regular meals and then later watch TV with a snack, these orphans live uncertain if there will be any food at all the next day. They are grateful to have a bite of meat on Christmas. They are delighted to be given a paper napkin that has an airline logo on it.

  • Thank you for flood assistance

    To the editor:

    We live in Carolina Shores and on Oct. 2 our home was flooded with nine inches of water throughout. We, among many other neighbors, did not have flood insurance. There are eight homes without flood insurance and 35 or so homes that were flooded.

  • Thank you to campaign volunteers, town voters

    To the editor:

    We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who volunteered their time to work tirelessly on our behalf during the campaign. Many of you also stood with us, and continued working at the polls on Election Day.

    We also greatly appreciate the support throughout our entire town and commend all who trekked to the polls through such inclement weather.

    It is our vow to listen to your voices and act responsibly to your concerns.

    Joyce Dunn, mayor-elect

    Gere Dale and Mary Timothy, commissioners-elect

  • Forgo Christmas party in favor of SBIC donation

    To the editor:

    I have just received my Carolina Shores Bulletin. It somewhat disturbed me that the usual Christmas party, which has always been free, will now have $10 admission.

    It occurs to me I would rather not attend this affair. By the time I pay the $10 and then have a drink for my wife and me, we would have spent the same as having dinner out.

    It is my contention that I will contribute to the South Brunswick Interchurch Council to provide a dinner for families in southern Brunswick County. I think that $20 will be more than well spent.

  • Observing Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

    To the editor:

    Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and their families. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has designated a special week to shift that focus to the nurses themselves.

    Grand Strand Health is participating in the national celebration of medical-surgical nurses during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week, Nov. 1-7. These nurses are being celebrated for their dedication and skills to our patients.

  • Residents should not be charged for recycling

    To the editor:

    To those in charge of the recycling program, I find it incomprehensible why the town of Sunset Beach charges its residents to recycle their garbage.

    The residents who take the time and care to be responsible people are not recognized for their social responsibility, but are being punished.

    Those residents who are struggling to pay their bills are not given the chance to be socially responsible and do what is necessary to clean and protect the environment by being charged a fee to recycle.

  • Economic picture not quite so rosy

    To the editor:

    In response to Anne T. Bailey’s letter to the editor in last week’s edition, the economy is not quite so rosy. A disappointing 142,000 jobs were added last month (200,000 was expected) and July and August jobs were revised down by 59,000.

    The National Association of Realtors states the recovery is slowing and home sale prices are trending down. According to government statistics, the “real” unemployment rate is 10.5 percent when consideration is given to people who have stopped looking for a job.

  • Vote based on action, not name recognition

    To the editor: