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Letters

  • Get off the middle of the road

    To the editor:

    There is a line in the British-made spy movie, “Page Eight,” starring Bill Nighy as Johnny Worricker as an MI-5 analyst, that clearly explains the consistently pathetic outcomes of the ideological and political conflicts of left versus right, of liberalism versus conservatism, and most assuredly the disastrous consequences of the last two presidential elections: People who stand in the middle of the road get killed.

  • Who do you believe in Sunset Beach?

    To the editor:

  • Tillis legislature hurts area, state

    To the editor:

    We all know that Robin Hood took from the rich to give to the poor. Thom Tillis and his merry band in Raleigh have it in reverse. There is no better proof than their actions in formulating the budget for North Carolina: reductions in spending for public education, adding sales tax to services previously exempt, requiring nonprofit agencies to collect sales tax on fund raising events, eliminating the “back to school” two-day sales tax moratorium and shifting the tax burden from electrical co-ops directly to consumers as a sales tax.

  • Participate in candidates' forum Oct. 21

    To the editor:

    Washington is dysfunctional. Raleigh is out of step. Brunswick County is ineffectual. As we circulate in Brunswick County, we frequently hear comments like these expressed. The question for you as a citizen is what responsibility do you have for this state of affairs and will you go to the polls in the upcoming election as an informed voter?

  • Stop stealing campaign signs

    To the editor:

    I travel on N.C. 211 quite often and I have observed political signs for state senate candidate Dr. Ernie Ward placed along the highway, only to be completely gone the next day.

    This has not happened once, but several times. It is extremely disturbing to me and I’m sure many others. It is against the law.

    There is some very dirty politics going on here. Where is the honesty, integrity and respect for the opposition? It makes me sick.

     

    Barbara McLane

    Sunset Beach

  • Early childhood education unites diverse voters

    To the editor:

    A new bipartisan poll shows there is an issue that unites all North Carolinians: early childhood education. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state, including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and home visiting programs.

  • Shallotte roads need some work

    To the editor:

    Shallotte’s roadside is a nightmare, even on Halloween, specifically when you try to get to Home Depot, Belk and BB&T in Shallotte. The only way in is one entrance off  N.C. 130. I was turning off  N.C. 130 trying to go to work at the garden section of Home Depot awhile ago and nearly got run over. The truck behind me almost ran me over when I had to slow down while approaching the entrance. The entrance has terrible ruts and holes in it. You are taking your life into your own hands going through it.

  • Educated, ignorant voters equally powerful

    To the editor:

    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in the Oct. 2 edition, it seems the writer needs to take time to educate herself. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan can’t walk the walk or talk the talk.

  • Calabash business earns A-plus rating

    To the editor:
    I recently purchased flooring from AAA Flooring on U.S. 17 in Calabash. When it was installed, it wasn’t the same as the sample the company had displayed at the store. A representative from the company came to my home and assured me it would be replaced at no charge; however, the company later said it would only replace the flooring, but I would have to pay to have the other removed and the new installation.

  • Hagan’s record speaks for itself

    To the editor:
    Regarding Debora Mawji’s letter in last week’s edition, the writer forgot to check U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s voting record. It is great that Hagan was able to help her husband.