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Letters

  • Celebrating Nuclear Science Week, Oct. 19-23

    To the editor:

    Oct. 19-23 is Nuclear Science Week (NSW) and my favorite week of the year. NSW advances education, stimulates participation and generates communication that provides insight and visibility for the achievements of the nuclear sciences.

    I began my career at Brunswick Nuclear Plant (BNP) 15 years ago as a plant operator, and the best part about working for Duke Energy is the encouragement we receive to give back to the community. NSW is a prime time for employees, like me, to do just that.

  • Kindness makes 81st birthday meal special

    To the editor:

    My wife Faye and I went to Chili’s in Shallotte to celebrate her 81st birthday. The women who work there were great. They all clapped their hands and sang “Happy Birthday” to my wife. About that time, two ladies sitting across the aisle from us were leaving, and they both told my wife, “Happy birthday!”

    When we were ready to check out, our waitress told us those two ladies who sat across from us had paid for our meals. I asked her if she knew who they were. She said no, but they ate there often.

  • Brunswick County leaders want to hear from residents

    To the editor:

    Brunswick County is in the process of formulating a new long-term strategic vision for our county’s future, and we need to hear from you.

  • Get respect by giving respect

    To the editor:

    Regarding your editorial in the Sept. 17 edition, “Release of footage would help strengthen our trust,” why you do not also counsel your readers to respect law enforcement officers by complying with police requests?

  • Support early childhood educators

    To the editor:

    For the past four years, Smart Start of Brunswick County has sponsored local child care educators to attend the National Smart Start Conference each spring in Greensboro. It provides professional development for early education leaders and gives participants from around the world the opportunity to access the latest research, learn new skills and share lessons learned.

  • Save our public school system

    To the editor:

  • Thank you for CIS golf tournament

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank, with great appreciation, the Crow Creek Women’s and Men’s Golf Association for hosting the sixth annual Crow Creek Charity Golf Tournament.

    This year’s event was a huge success, with the association raising $24,000 to provide services to the schools in Brunswick County to keep children in school and prepare them for their future.

    Over the past six years, this fundraiser has raised more than $86,000 in support of CIS and the residents of the county.

  • Big thanks for Big Toy Day supporters

    To the editor:

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island wants to extend a very special “thank you” to the many people and families of our community for their attendance and support of last Saturday’s Big Toy Day.

    Big Toy Day is designed not just as a fun family event, but also as an educational opportunity for children of Brunswick County. It provides children and adults alike the opportunity see, touch and learn about the workings of big equipment and the people who operate it.

  • Wind energy alternative makes more sense for county

    To the editor:

    For decades, I have made the beaches of Brunswick County my annual travel destination. I am drawn there time and time again because of the beauty of the coastline and the wealth of wildlife, such as the loggerhead turtles and the many species of shorebirds. Needless to say, I was shocked to read the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is willing to risk its greatest asset for seismic testing and oil exploration.

  • State budget, process an embarrassment

    To the editor:

    As a native North Carolinian and a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach, I am embarrassed and frustrated with the state budget. Our “leaders” bullied and spent $1 million extra while denying our citizens cost-of-living increases –– again.