• Carolinas Shores residents have options

    To the editor:

    Have all the residents of Carolina Shores really spoken their preferences about the recycle/convenience center? Certainly not! All of the opposition we are hearing is from a select group of cohorts, the same group that a few years ago banded together to remove Gere Dale as a commissioner.

  • Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series, for allowing local charities the opportunity to introduce concert attendees to local nonprofit organizations that work to make our community a better place.

  • USA is a nation 'under God'

    To the editor:

    John Trumbull’s painting, “Declaration of Independence,” represents our nation’s “road to rebellion” and the courageous stand against the tyranny of an unjust ruler, our eventual victory and the formation of this great country, the United States of America.

    No other time in history has the creator so clearly selected and placed such rare men of wisdom together for such a glorious cause: the beautiful words of our declaration divinely inspired.

  • Stop trashing golf community

    To the editor:

    After many years of neglect by the previous owner, the new owners and staff of Carolina Shores Golf Course are working hard to bring the course back to its former glory — and it is an uphill battle primarily because of golfers and the property owners.

  • Carolina Shores board acted properly

    To the editor:

    Say it ain’t so: We have yet another disgruntled ex-commissioner from the community of Carolina Shores. Sure didn’t take long for this one to turn to the dark side, especially since she was party to so many positive changes in the town during her tenure.

  • Credit former mayor, NCDOT for Shallotte landscaping

    To the editor:

    In the last several weeks I have received numerous compliments on the landscaping the North Carolina Department of Transportation installed recently on Main Street in Shallotte.

    I want all to know this landscape is the result of the work of former Shallotte Mayor Sara McCullough who convinced Department of Transportation to take on this project. This is just one example of the work Sara did during her many years of service to Shallotte to improve Shallotte’s appearance.

  • Parker, Scott, Lewis show integrity in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    First, kudos to new Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker for quickly identifying the apparent dubious reporting practices by the former town administrator, who was repeatedly praised by the council and reportedly left the area for a new position, earning $41,000 per year less.

  • Proof of Christ

    To the editor:

    1 Corinthians 15: “But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” What is the evidence?

  • Washington reps aren’t doing what’s best for us

    To the editor:

    If all the people who represent us in Washington, D.C., could get together and trade the Internal Revenue Service for the Fair Tax, we wouldn’t be having this conversation with newly appointed IRS chief John Koskinen.

    And if those same representatives really wanted to help the veterans who are waiting for medical help, they would send them to hospitals in their own hometowns instead of letting them be on a waiting list.


    Pat Purvis Brown


  • Maintain separation of church and state

    To the editor

    Walter A. Carolus, I find your comments about school prayer in your letter published May 29 as misguided and judgmental as folks were in 1948.

    I attended public schools until 1949. In the fifth grade, I was sent to Catholic schools through 12th grade. We said daily prayers each morning. It was the Protestant version of Our Father. Some teachers punished us for refusing to say it as our priest instructed us to do.