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Letters

  • Sign removal is a shame

    To the editor:

    Taking David Stuart’s real estate signage without so much as a courtesy call seems to be one more example of the arrogant and overbearing attitude of the Sunset Beach Town Council and the administrative policies it has developed. It further exemplifies why de-annexation requests have appeared.

    Insensitivity to the needs of the business community flies in the face of good development. The entrepreneur, finding a hostile environment, takes his risk capital elsewhere.

  • Awakening a sleeping giant

    To the editor:

    A special thank you to The Brunswick Beacon, The StarNews and WECT-TV6 for their objective reporting and sharing their editorial wisdom related to Senate Bill 875 on numerous occasions. They have awakened the sleeping giant: the voters and friends of Sunset Beach.

    Also once again, a special and gracious thank you to Jan Harris and her platoon of soldiers for gathering nearly 4,500 petition signatures in a short period of time and for providing a SB 875 fact sheets to every member of the Senate and House and to the governor’s office.

  • God bless America

    To the editor:

    On Sunday at 10 a.m., July 3, 2016, 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a congregation of citizens filled the sanctuary of Camp United Methodist Church on Main Street in Shallotte. No doubt this was mirrored in other towns throughout our nation.

  • Letter writers show bias against actions of council members

    To the editor:

    Recent letters castigate Sunset Beach Town Council and accuse members of improper decision-making. These are usually from the same group of people on one side or the other, often contain incorrect information and attempt to discredit positions contrary to theirs.

    Council contracted a study for dredging certain tributaries around Sunset Beach. The costs will eventually be borne by those most affected by any benefit derived from dredging in front of their homes.

  • Many are in need of our prayers now

    To the editor:

    With the Democratic and Republican Party conventions coming up, let us pray for the peace of Jehovah Shalom to reign supreme over these cities and other cities across our nation this summer and through the rest of the year.

  • Reflections on trip to Scotland, Ireland

    To the editor:

    My wife and I just returned from a two-week coach tour of Scotland and Ireland, a 2,000 mile trek along roads barely wide enough for two cars, let alone buses, winding among checkered meadowlands of grazing sheep and cattle, along locks and rivulets, between majestic mountains and the never-ending rolling hills of green.

  • Look around you

    To the editor:

    Driving through downtown Shallotte, the first thing that catches my eye is the magnificent display of flowers filling the boxes and baskets that line both sides of the street. Growing up in Shallotte, I felt the comfort and safety of my surroundings. My parents weren’t afraid for us to walk up and down a street or road anywhere in town. We even played in the street. We never dreamed or had reason to dream things were gonna change.

  • Hypocrites on Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    On June 6 at its monthly meeting, certain members of Sunset Beach Town Council violated their own personnel policy and usurped the authority of the town administrator.

    Carol Scott, Mark Benton and Rich Cerrato brought to town council a motion to resurrect the assistant administrator position and to offer the position to a specific employee.

    They violated the personnel policy by offering this position to the employee without the required evaluation or job posting.

  • Sunset Beach tax reduction was in order

    To the editor:

    Runner-up Sunset Beach Town Council applicant Veronica White said “she was disappointed the town didn’t include a small tax decrease in light of the last election,” which she deemed a referendum on taxing and spending. She was referring to the sudden 52 percent tax increase in fiscal year 2016.

  • Were fossils formed during the flood?

    To the editor:

    Do fossils require millions of years to form? Hardly! Even secular geologists now recognize rocks form very quickly. The key is the right chemical conditions, not time.