• Economic picture not quite so rosy

    To the editor:

    In response to Anne T. Bailey’s letter to the editor in last week’s edition, the economy is not quite so rosy. A disappointing 142,000 jobs were added last month (200,000 was expected) and July and August jobs were revised down by 59,000.

    The National Association of Realtors states the recovery is slowing and home sale prices are trending down. According to government statistics, the “real” unemployment rate is 10.5 percent when consideration is given to people who have stopped looking for a job.

  • Vote based on action, not name recognition

    To the editor:

  • Writer does not recognize beauty of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    In response to Jim Thomas’ letter to the editor in last week’s edition regarding Sunset Beach town councilmen Wilson Sherrill and Mike Williams: Thank you. What a glowing letter of endorsement for all the work these two have done for the town.

    Evidently none of the other council members have lifted a finger in the last four years. The writer does not understand the approval process or chooses to ignore it, but it takes three affirmative votes to take any action, so Wilson and Mike could not have done this much on their own.

  • Use courtesy after using shopping carts

    To the editor:

    I work at Fantastic Sam’s hair salon in Carolina Commons in Carolina Shores. As most know, there is a Food Lion in the shopping center. If you are done shopping for your groceries and after you have loaded them into your vehicle, put your shopping cart back into the assigned space for the carts.

    I just watched a man roll the cart right into the empty parking space beside his car and just leave it. Don’t you realize the carts roll? One gust of wind or any tiny movement, that cart is into the side of someone’s vehicle.

  • Party of no better than party of lies

    To the editor:

  • Remember Carolina Shores storm response

    To the editor:

    I have lived in Carolina Shores for 19 years and have been through every storm since then. The first couple of years, the community was part of Calabash. The town would have someone riding around to check on the damage and offer help to the residents that needed it. After Carolina Shores became a town, it would also have someone checking on the damage for many years after storms. They would have you put the debris from the storm on the side of the road and the town would haul it away.

  • Vote for Carolina Shores incumbents

    To the editor:

    As a citizen and commissioner of Carolina Shores, I am writing this letter to enthusiastically endorse Mayor Walter Goodenough and commissioners Bill Brennan, Joe Przywara and John Russo for re-election Nov. 3.

    These four gentlemen, whom I have proudly served with, have demonstrated through cooperation and civic prudency, a true sense of community. The record shows the current mayor and board truly care about our entire town and have worked to improve the quality of the town and all its citizens.

  • Kudos to Coleman’s for rebuilding, maintaining excellence

    To the editor:

    My family has been visiting Myrtle Beach, S.C., for vacations since before I was born.

    While vacationing at the Grand Strand, we always take an evening to visit nearby Calabash, eat at Coleman’s and stop by Callahan’s for some souvenirs.

    We were extremely saddened to hear about the fire that occurred at Coleman’s last year. Luckily, it has rebuilt and reopened.

  • It’s now or never for town of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Once every two years, Sunset Beach voters can change the direction of our town.

    On Nov. 3, councilmen Williams and Sherrill are up for re-election. They must be defeated. Why?

    Four years ago, Williams and Sherrill promised transparency, responsiveness and fiscal responsibility. Instead, they delivered an outrageous four-year spending spree.

  • Vote Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    I wholeheartedly support Joyce Dunn for mayor of Carolina Shores. She is warm, compassionate, and promises to “get the job Dunn.”

    During the recent flood, she was out going door to door in the neighborhoods to check on people and lend a hand. She sent out many emails and alerts via NextDoor that helped to unite the community and created a network of volunteers to deal with the crisis. Where was our current mayor or members of the board of commissioners?