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Letters

  • Village resident says Puls should resign

    To the editor: It has been a little more than two weeks since the Village at Calabash lost its District 1 status in the town of Carolina Shores.

    You would think the decision to re-district us should have put an end to bad feelings between our community and the town. Guess again.

    The feeling’s this community has runs deeper than just district status. When we were annexed five years ago, we were assured of the same services as the community annexing us. The only thing that was guaranteed was, “nothing is guaranteed.”

  • Driving slower is the answer

    To the editor: Slow down, Mrs. Gallo. Your hyperbole-laden opinion regarding the inherent dangers of speed humps/bumps is nearly out of control and should be pulled over by the common-sense police and ticketed for reckless spinning in a residential zone.

    We, the residents of Carolina Shores, may be careless speeders, but we are not stupid, careless speeders.

  • Kids need a park more than dogs

    To the editor: I find it hard to believe a dog park seems to be so important, when our children who do not participate in organized sports have absolutely no place to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, etc.

    My grandson has to be driven 35 miles each way to skateboard in either Wilmington or Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is not the only one. There is no place in Shallotte for them to skate or bike.

    We have a beautiful park, terrific for soccer or baseball, a tennis court and a basketball court. No bikes or skates allowed. We desperately need someplace for teenagers.

  • Please stop when school buses stop

    To the editor: I am a proud parent of two wonderful school-aged children. Throughout the school year in the afternoons, I wait by the street for my children to get off the bus.

    It seems like almost every afternoon as the bus stops and those red lights flash, and I wait for my little ones to exit, someone passes the school bus.

    As the bus driver wails on her horn, they still continue to pass.

  • Engage brain before engaging the pen

    To the editor: How odd: An open-minded, even-keeled journalist such as Renee Sloan castigating a few presidential candidates for misstatements in public.

    I guess she was too busy traveling the 57 states and visiting Auschwitz with Obama’s uncle to focus on his mistakes.

    I’ll paraphrase her last sentence and offer it back to her as this: Engage your brain before you pick up your pen. Or else, play fair!

  • Road signs should help, not confuse

    To the editor: I’m new to the beautiful, southern Brunswick County area, so it may be a little early to comment on local goings-on, but after reading Rod White’s seemingly ridiculous comments on road sign placements, I just had to write.

    Mr. White’s position is traffic services supervisor for NCDOT; however, he has very little understanding of what his job is.

    Sign placement is meant to guide people who are here for the first time to their destination, not to frustrate them.

  • Does anyone care about wildlife?

    To the editor: “Ocean Isle Beach voted one of the best.” Sounds great, doesn’t it?

    I have lived on a canal lot for seven years and have owned it for eight. When I first moved here from Charlotte, I was pleased to find a nice island with friendly people, but also a fair amount of greenery on both ends of the island.

    Soon I learned on the east end there was a small black bear, some deer and an assortment of wildlife. Among these were the dreaded feral cats that people don’t realize help to control the rat population.

  • Disagrees with Shutts' letter

    To the editor: Regarding the letter by Jay and Peggy Shutt in the April 3 issue, they sure are testing our intelligence.

    They write that we Anglo-Saxons have a Jewish heritage. The Jewish religion and the Christian religions worship two different gods.

    If anyone has any doubt, let them read the Christian Bible and the Jewish Talmud.

    There is a so-called preacher named John Hagge misleading a lot of people. I wonder if Jay and Peggy have been reading some of his books?

    When the Israelites were in bondage in Egypt, Moses led them to the land of Canaan.

  • Former alderman responds to 'bulldozed' letter

    To the editor: The brutal move, referenced in the letter (about Shallotte Point being bulldozed), implies the town of Shallotte is actively seeking the annexation of properties on the “Point.” This is not true.

    Shallotte has not asked or requested any of the annexations mentioned in the letter. All of the annexations of properties on the “Point” have been voluntary.

  • Thinks Jessie Mae is a good school

    To the editor: In light of all the recent negativity surrounding the teachers at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, I thought it would be nice for a change to hear the positive.

    My name is Kimberly Southward. I have four children attending JMMES. My oldest, Hannah, has been there since the doors opened.

    I’ll admit in that first year there were kinks to work out. I think that was completely understandable as it was the first year, but since then I have had no complaints about the school or its teachers.