• Democrats will have to answer

    To the editor:

    Despite protests by Mike McIntyre and so many “Blue Dog” Democrats, there is a very easy way of determining if they supported the progressive agenda and policies of Nancy Pelosi and President Obama. It is a matter of mathematics. 

  • Interested in fair tax

    To the editor:

    Concerning our taxes for the future, I for one am very interested in the “fair tax” being considered by the candidate running for the N.C. Senate for our district, Bill Rabon. 

  • Let voters decide

    To the editor:

    This year, I voted in the mid-term elections for the first time because I’m so concerned with the direction our leaders are taking our country. I chose to get involved with Tristan Patterson’s campaign for the North Carolina State House to do my part locally to help change things.

    Unfortunately, I’ve been disgusted with the dirty politics I’ve witnessed. These are things you would expect to see in a movie theater, not in a small town with people you know. Some tactics against Tristan have been intimidating. 

  • Student needs help with project

    To the editor:

    I am writing to you from Pawtucket, R.I. In my geography class, we are responsible for creating a written, oral and poster project. I chose to do my project on North Carolina. Could you please publish this letter in your paper so that your readers could help me on my project? My teacher explained that first-hand information from citizens of our chosen state would be much more helpful than information gathered from books or the Internet. 

  • Will vote for Pantano

    To the editor:

    On the heels of Pantano’s drubbing of soon-to-be former Congressman McIntyre in last Monday’s debate, some thoughts came to mind; namely, why I am voting for Pantano.

    During my time in the USMC, I had to make snap decisions on various individuals. For the most part, I could peg any given individual if they were the real thing or a fraud. Pantano’s the real thing. In fact, as far as Marine Corps leadership traits are concerned, I find Pantano to be 5.0 in every specific. The one that stands out in my mind is integrity.

  • Protect a local business

    To the editor:

    A serious consequence of the construction of the new bridge at Sunset Beach is the devastating impact it is having upon a local business there.

    For more than 30 years, the country store atmosphere of the seafood store at the bridge has lent a charm to Sunset Beach, as has the old bridge, adding to the town’s attractiveness.

    Now a decision by NCDOT to dig a trench in front of the store will effectively block its doorways and strangle the business.

    Why not a storm drain and not a ditch?

  • Don’t vote for Republicans this election

    To the editor:

    Democrats have earned and deserve your support and vote in these elections. You must consider their efforts, and although not perfect, they have avoided a severe depression. Not since the Great Depression has our country been faced with such a potential disaster.

    There was no “blueprint” for correcting the problems they inherited from the Bush administration’s eight years of legislated misgivings that primarily awarded the wealthy.

  • Wants to meet person who helped at wreck

    To the editor:

    My wife and I left Holden Beach early on Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008. We needed to cross the bridge before it closed for the parade on festival day.

    At 8:10 a.m., a car traveling 65 mph crossed the centerline and hit us head-on. A young 28-year-old male driving a Ford Taurus lost his life, leaving a wife and 2-year-old child fatherless.

    It has taken two years of surgery and therapy to make us mobile enough to make a return to Holden Beach. Return we will this spring.

  • Don’t vote for McIntyre

    To the editor:

    Mike McIntyre is running for office again. His opponent this time is Republican Ilario Pantano, very qualified.

    This is why McIntyre is nervous. But nervous or not, out comes the smelly, old dead horse a real
    Democrat must and will repeat over and over. And the smelly, old horsemeat he brings out is
    Republicans are going to eliminate Social Security.

  • Stop the party of fear

    To the editor:

    There is nothing new about the Tea Party. When a Democrat is elected, groups like this pop up. In the 1930s, the Liberty League was formed in response to FDR’s social and regulatory programs that curbed corporate power and pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression.

    In the 1950s during Truman’s presidency and the beginnings of the civil rights movement, Joe McCarthy was finding communists in every strata of society.