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Letters

  • County needs to remember homeless residents

    To the editor:

    I note the Brunswick County mission statement includes providing “... cost effective services ... to our residents.”

    The homeless are also residents. The county vision statement includes the phrase, “to provide such services with limited bureaucratic intrusion.” Finally, one of the core county values is safety. I would assume this also includes safety from natural phenomena, such as the cold weather we are now experiencing.

  • Vaccines help preserve eyesight

    To the editor:

    Why is it necessary to receive the measles vaccine? When I was just 8 months old, I had German measles and pneumonia at the same time and my temperature shot up to about 104 degrees. Doctors and others were unable to bring it down within a reasonable amount of time. The results were that it scarred the tissues in the back of my eyes, which left me with loss of vision.

    When I was about 3, my parents started taking me to eye doctors all over North Carolina, including McPherson’s in Durham, without any results or answers.

  • Thank you firefighters, public servants

    To the editor:

    I came to work on the coldest morning of the year, only to see from a distance flashing lights in our parking lot and what appeared to be a Sunset Beach fire truck. As I approached, I wondered, “Oh no, hope our building is all right.”

  • Groin will interfere with natural flow

    To the editor:

  • Help save, protect cats

    To the editor:

    Thanks so much to all my friends and store owners who put up fliers, Sunset Beach police and the many new acquaintances I met who were so helpful when my housecat escaped recently. Bindi was not familiar with the area, so I was greatly relieved to find her frightened and much thinner after 15 days out in the freezing weather.

  • Lions Clubs assist diabetic students

    To the editor:

  • H2GO plant unnecessary

    To the editor:

    H2GO is planning to build a reverse osmosis water treatment plant on property in front of the Magnolia Greens/Waterford communities. Its argument is that using wells is superior to using the Cape Fear River, and wells are not subject to pollution, drought and potential disasters. We counter with the following:

  • Climate change is real issue
  • ESEA needs support

    To the editor:
    Parents, educators and community members: Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), representing more than 3,100 students, their families and the Brunswick County community, needs your support. Congress will be re-authorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as soon as next week. ESEA is the federal government’s single largest funding pool for K-12 education.

  • Churches should be allowed to accommodate those in need

    To the editor:

    I am very concerned about the needy and homeless in Brunswick County who are not permitted to sleep inside local churches during extreme cold weather.

    From the tireless dialogue and letters to state and county officials, it is my understanding churches would have to apply for a “change in occupancy.” This perplexes me.