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Letters

  • Town should ban cabanas to end conundrum

    To the editor:

    The March 22 editorial regarding the continuing cabana struggles in Sunset Beach should be a lesson.

    Reportedly, years ago, Sunset Beach Town Council allowed the commercialization of cabanas to satisfy a friend to profit. This took place during a time when our little beach was only known by a few. Many day visitors stayed away to avoid either waiting in a long line to cross the one-lane bridge or feared being trapped for hours on the island if the old bridge had a problem.

  • Apply science to offshore drilling, seismic testing discussions

    To the editor:

    The decision on drilling off the coast of North Carolina has produced a passionate response from both sides. However, the amount of sketchy data and misinformation floating in the air is concerning.

  • Paws-Ability raises funds for animal welfare in our county

    To the editor:

  • Brunswick Interagency Program is indeed special

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Dr. Susanne Adams, for identifying Brunswick Interagency Program as a gem in your March 8 column. It is unique and one-of-a-kind, not only in North Carolina but many other states.

  • Dog tethering is inhumane

    To the editor:

    I learned with great disappointment of county commissioner Pat Sykes’ plan to introduce an ordinance at March 19’s meeting to continue to make dog tethering 24 hours a day, 365 a year perfectly legal in Brunswick County.

    I question Sykes’ motivation, especially since she is closely aligned with Ray Casteen of the Brunswick County Sporting Dog Association. How one private citizen can wield so much power over our county leaders and our policies is deeply troubling.

  • Pray for peaceful relations with North Korea

    To the editor:

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un requested a meeting with President Trump to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program. President Trump agreed to meet with the goal of achieving permanent denuclearization.

    For years, we have prayed for mercy and deliverance for the North Korean people who have suffered under an oppressive regime for more than 50 years. We believe this overture could be a sign of possible breakthrough.

  • We are saved by God’s grace

    To the editor:

    Why would someone want to find Jesus? Do you want eternal life?

    We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his son. Whoever believes in the son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his son.

  • Jinks Creek ecosystem needs total protection

    To the editor:

    One topic raised during the March 5 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting was dredging Jinks Creek, the natural tidal creek in the tidal marsh off of the east end of the island.

    The tidal marshes and creeks are the richest ecosystem on earth. They are filled with flora and fauna that depend on this unique habitat to survive. This is where sea turtles spend the first two years of their life before heading to the open sea.

  • ‘Dictatorial council’ rules Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    It happened last Monday night about 8 p.m. in Sunset Beach Town Hall. After a lengthy closed session, the council returned to the main hall and councilman Mark Benton made a motion to fire Town Administrator Susan Parker. Mayor Robert Forrester asked each of the three council members who favored the motion why and they replied that they wanted to take the town in a different direction. When asked what that would be, none of the three (Benton, Rich Cerrato or Jan Harris) had an answer for it.

  • Commercial cabana ban will be more costly than it seems

    To the editor:

    My family and I, including four grandchildren, vacation at Sunset Beach every year. We always rent a cabana because it would be impossible for us to bring one with us since we have a distance to travel. Rental is our only option.

    We are reminded constantly about the dangers of excessive sun exposure. Having sun protection, especially with little children, is absolutely essential.