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Letters

  • Holden trash can deal a rip-off

    Holden trash can

    deal a rip-off

    To the editor: We are certainly sending this check reluctantly to Waste Industries, for a service we do not need at our house.

    We will have an extra trash can in our way, as it will not be used. What is more irritating is that we are paying for a service for eight months out of the year that we won’t be there. This is a rip-off to satisfy a few commissioners, which makes you feel mighty bad toward Holden Beach.

  • A woman can be president, but not this one

    To the editor: Though I am a man, it has been my hope that in my lifetime a person of the gentler gender would be considered qualified to ascend to our nation’s highest office.

    A woman is presently serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives. A woman is also our Secretary of State and another has already preceded her. We have women senators and governors.

    Yes, now is the time, and with all the qualified and experienced women who are out there, is Sen. Hillary Clinton really the best choice?

  • Government is our 'weak link'

    To the editor: I am undecided about who I am going to vote for. I am afraid of Barack Obama and have little confidence in Hillary Clinton.

    I think this year is the worst year we could have to decide on a president. I am going to vote for McCain and whoever he gets to run second with him. We need somebody who will hold this great nation in one piece and deliver us from corporate America and the lobbyists in Washington.

    Together, they have killed the little man in favor of corporate profits and political favorers.

  • Euthanasia article was important

    To the editor: I want to thank [Laura Lewis] for the article on euthanasia.

    I hope everyone in Brunswick County and surrounding counties reads the article and realizes what these poor helpless animals go through when they are shoved into the gas chamber.

    I wonder if any one of the shelter workers or wardens or the lobbyists or even the makers of the gas chamber ever went into it just to check it out—with the lights off, door closed and the feeling of no air.

    Bet you wouldn’t ever have to write another article on the gas chamber again.

  • Canal dredging should be done fairly

    To the editor: After years of meetings and more meetings “to get ready to get ready” to do something about the canal dredging program, it was great to see the town adopt the dredging program three years ago.

    It was encouraging to see dredging this year on the natural canals and the start on the concrete canals. It has generally been understood that the start on the concrete canals would be to dredge the two entrances to the Intracoastal Waterway and the connector canals (known as 18, 19 and 20).

  • Another 'Southern belle's' opinion

    To the editor: Does self-proclaimed southern belle Julie Bryant (letter to the editor, Feb. 14) consider herself the southern belle who always calls before she comes over, never states opinion around the men-folk, and gets her way through re-arranging the truth and manipulation?

    How fondly I remember those ladies as I sat alone in my room every holiday due to the involuntary internment caused by my latest case of “civil disobedience.”

  • More euthanasia changes needed

    To the editor: Thank you, Laura Lewis, for the Feb. 21 article on the proposed euthanasia rules for N.C. animal shelters.

    However, I strongly believe further changes/revisions are necessary for the humane treatment of animals.

    The only method N.C. facilities should be allowed to “put down” any animal is by lethal injection (EBI). Vets only use EBI; they do not use gas chambers for many reasons. Not only is carbon monoxide a horrendous death for the animals (struggling for air in the dark box), but also it is very dangerous for facility employees.

  • Leaders should have to witness animal torture

    To the editor: When are some people going to come into the 21st century? Gas chambers for the helpless, voiceless animals that are also God’s creatures and who have committed “no crime”?

    The “crime” is being committed by the “so-called” officials. What is wrong with these officials who are so very determined to cause pain and suffering to these helpless animals?

  • Holden Beach has improved its meetings

    To the editor: If the only thing that Ed Cabaniss can find to complain about at the Holden Beach commissioners’ meetings is that he feels the mayor talks too much and the commissioners too little, then I must say we’ve come a long way since the days where meetings were dominated with animosity, anger, gavel pounding and threats of police intervention.

    Many of us appreciate the dramatic improvement and now look forward to attending the meetings.

  • Loved ones can never be replaced

    To the editor: Pain never really ends; tears do keep on falling.

    Stacey Summitt Manning is my niece. Her mother, my sister, whom I miss terribly, cannot be reproduced in a little town restaurant serving breakfast. She was much too big for that. She was truly a one of a kind mother, sister, aunt, niece, daughter, granddaughter and friend.

    Life hands us many burdens to carry. We wonder sometimes where God is in all of these burdens. He has handed our family many over the past years.