• SBIC grateful for donations

    To the editor:

    Praise God for the children who attended Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church of Shallotte. During their graduation ceremony, they collected 161 nonperishable food items to donate to the South Brunswick Interchurch Council food pantry.

    We also offer praises for the residents of Oyster Harbour who donated toilet paper and both men’s and women’s toiletry items. This is a wonderful blessing to our neighbors in need here in southern Brunswick County.

  • No ‘justice for all’ exists

    To the editor:

    I listened to FBI director James Comey give a damning and negative report on Hillary Clinton’s actions regarding emails. Then, at the conclusion, he did not recommend any charges. What?

    It seems even someone such as Comey can be corrupted by those in power. Even our pledge concludes with “and justice for all.” Blind justice in our society does not exist and we are beating our hollow chests in thinking so. Our judges are heavily influenced by votes, career influences and money.

  • Thank you for NC 4th of July Festival support

    To the editor:

    Thanks go out to the many NC 4th of July Festival volunteers who serve throughout the year to plan and coordinate various activities and events.

    Thanks also go to all corporate partners without whose financial support the festival could not be staged. A special thank you to the growing number of individual, family and small business patriots who responded to our call for support. To the Southport business community, a very special thank you for your cooperation, support and enthusiastic participation.

  • Remember Senate Bill 875 when voting

    To the editor:

    The town of Sunset Beach has hired a lobbyist to fight Senate Bill 875, the local bill that de-annexes Palm Cove and two other properties. Citizens have amassed thousands of signatures opposing that bill.

    While these are worthy efforts, I submit that as matters stand now, the effort to thwart Senate Bill 875 should focus on just one man: Rep. Frank Iler.

  • GOP is divided

    To the editor:

    Most of us grew up with beliefs, or norms, we knew who we were, and why we voted for the party or man we backed. Your family voted for Southern values, voted Union, or voted with the farms. There were coalitions that made up each party, and we voted with our coalition.

  • Sign removal is a shame

    To the editor:

    Taking David Stuart’s real estate signage without so much as a courtesy call seems to be one more example of the arrogant and overbearing attitude of the Sunset Beach Town Council and the administrative policies it has developed. It further exemplifies why de-annexation requests have appeared.

    Insensitivity to the needs of the business community flies in the face of good development. The entrepreneur, finding a hostile environment, takes his risk capital elsewhere.

  • Awakening a sleeping giant

    To the editor:

    A special thank you to The Brunswick Beacon, The StarNews and WECT-TV6 for their objective reporting and sharing their editorial wisdom related to Senate Bill 875 on numerous occasions. They have awakened the sleeping giant: the voters and friends of Sunset Beach.

    Also once again, a special and gracious thank you to Jan Harris and her platoon of soldiers for gathering nearly 4,500 petition signatures in a short period of time and for providing a SB 875 fact sheets to every member of the Senate and House and to the governor’s office.

  • God bless America

    To the editor:

    On Sunday at 10 a.m., July 3, 2016, 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a congregation of citizens filled the sanctuary of Camp United Methodist Church on Main Street in Shallotte. No doubt this was mirrored in other towns throughout our nation.

  • Letter writers show bias against actions of council members

    To the editor:

    Recent letters castigate Sunset Beach Town Council and accuse members of improper decision-making. These are usually from the same group of people on one side or the other, often contain incorrect information and attempt to discredit positions contrary to theirs.

    Council contracted a study for dredging certain tributaries around Sunset Beach. The costs will eventually be borne by those most affected by any benefit derived from dredging in front of their homes.

  • Many are in need of our prayers now

    To the editor:

    With the Democratic and Republican Party conventions coming up, let us pray for the peace of Jehovah Shalom to reign supreme over these cities and other cities across our nation this summer and through the rest of the year.