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Letters

  • Court should treat juveniles as juveniles

    To the editor:
    All minors 16 and older are sent directly to criminal court. They do not go through the juvenile system. No matter the level of their crime, whether a misdemeanor or a serious crime, they do not get the chance to be treated as the juveniles they are.
    The legal voting age is 18 because those younger are not viewed as being able to make adult decisions; however, in the eyes of the law, they are deemed to be old enough to be punished as an adult.

  • Negotiating team lacks credibility

    To the editor:
    After countless months of agreement violations and excuses by the team of Councilman Wilson Sherrill and former councilwoman Karen Joseph defending the developer of Jaguar’s Lair, the town of Sunset Beach has finally entered into mediation. In summer and fall 2013, the developer walked off the job and the team did nothing. Instead, in winter 2014, they blamed the weather as their revised excuse.

  • Shallotte Lions Club promotes better vision, serves blind

    To the editor:

    The Shallotte Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral in Shallotte off U.S. 17. The Lions Club is one of the largest service club organizations in the world. Our motto is: We serve.” Those who we serve are visually impaired or blind.

    The Shallotte Lions sponsor a mobile eye screening van for three of our local schools and the community. Our next screening is Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vision Square on Main Street in Shallotte and is free to the public.

  • Thank you, Autumn Care of Shallotte staff

    To the editor:

    I wanted to publicly thank the staff at Autumn Care of Shallotte for their excellent care of my husband, Edward, during his 13-month stay at Autumn Care. Because of his advanced stage of dementia I had to make that dreaded decision that I could no longer give him 24/7 quality care at home. Admitting him into the hands of strangers was very frightening. I found that Edward not only was taken care of in a very professional way, but he also had the love and respect from the staff.

  • Calabash Lions Club has so much to offer

    To the editor:

    The Calabash Lions Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Calabash Fire Department, and the third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Sunrise Pancake House.

  • Rep. Iler’s presentation on education incomplete

    To the editor:

  • Condolences make loss more bearable

    To the editor:

    On behalf of our recently deceased son, Patrick A. Smith, we appreciate this opportunity to let the huge community around us know how very grateful we are for the outpourings of condolence we have received.

  • Commend Sunset Beach mayor, council for fiscal responsibility

    To the editor:

    I read with extreme interest the recent letter to the editor from Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts. As has been stated and proven via professional and state audits, the town of Sunset Beach is in sound financial status, contrary to recent letters to the editor. In my opinion, these letters challenging these budget items are merely a way of keeping some residents attuned to what they want to hear and keep a name in the press for a future political election bid. Sunset Beach has had many enhancing projects, and all without a tax increase.

  • County poised for major retail development

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County is the fastest-growing county in North Carolina, but it’s also the one county that’s mostly overlooked when it comes to new retail.

    The county honestly doesn’t know what we want because we don’t express our opinions enough. When it comes to new retail businesses and restaurants, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, but it doesn’t mean that in the end we won’t get it. It just means we have to be smart about it.

  • Fuel savings should pay for infrastructure

    To the editor:

    Dr. Mike Walden asked in his column, “How do we pay for infrastructure?” It is a no-brainer, Dr. Mike. Governments now have oodles of unanticipated savings.