• Historic event unifies Americans

    To the editor:

    Pastor Brad Ferguson and I journeyed to Columbia, S.C., July 10 to witness a historic event: the lowering and removal of the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. It should never have been allowed to fly one the statehouse dome or on the statehouse grounds.

  • Display our American flag, colors properly

    To the editor:

    I always enjoy this time of the year when Americans seem more excited to fly our American flag and display/decorate with American bunting.

    As I wander through many of our communities, I notice many displaying the American bunting. Most Americans are fully aware of the American flag and its proper display etiquette and color arrangements. We would not display a flag that had the red and white striping in improper order/sequence.

  • Same-sex marriage creates moral consequences

    To the editor:

    On June 26, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, Obergefell vs. Hodges, held that the Constitution guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states.

  • Proud to call Sunset Beach my home

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank every person on the staff, paid and unpaid, of the town of Sunset Beach. To members of town council, Mayor Ron Watts, town administrator Susan Parker, all police officers and firefighters, and every single person in every single department who works to make Sunset Beach such a beautiful place to live.

  • Sunset Beach Town Park, amenities worth cost

    To the editor

    I am responding to Rich Cerrato’s letter in the June 25 edition. I am happy to see he is keeping an all-day, everyday watch on the use of Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • Sunset Beach police go above and beyond their call of duty

    This is my way to say thank you to a very special group of people who do more for us each and every day than we realize. They never, or hardly ever, receive enough of our thanks. I’m talking about the Sunset Beach Police Department.

    Recently, I was the receiver of this kindness. I am a lifetime tenant of my home. When my regular service people checked my air conditioning, I was told one unit could not be fixed. Several weeks ago, the other unit went out. I called my regular people twice and knew they were very busy, but I also knew I needed help right away.

  • Thank you for another great N.C. 4th of July Festival

    To the editor:

    The just concluded 2015 North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport was, by most accounts, the safest and best attended in the festival’s history. The people of Southport fully embraced the festival and clearly demonstrated why we are “the happiest seaside town in America.” Thank you, Southport, for your support, patience and welcoming attitude toward our many visitors. Our city has never looked better or been more welcoming.

  • Applause and thanks for Independence Day celebration in Calabash

    To the editor:

    There was a truly glorious Fourth of July at the Calabash riverfront this year. All thanks go to the towns of Carolina Shores and Calabash and our Calabash Fire Department and its volunteers. A terrific fireworks display was enjoyed by what must have been a crowd of several hundred. A beautiful evening with a lovely breeze off the water was enjoyed by all who gathered for the show.

  • Thank you from Sea Notes

    To the editor:

    I have had the pleasure and privilege of thanking you for your support and generosity each concert season. When Sea Notes performed its summer patriotic concert June 27-28 at Odell Williamson Auditorium, I again had that privilege.

  • Senior citizens losing funding

    To the editor:

    Please put a notice in your paper to the attention of all North Carolina senior citizens.

    We are losing funding for numerous benefits necessary to the well being of all of us.

    Please write, fax or email all of your local, state and federal representatives to support the Older Americans Act.

    Ruby Fowler

    Anthony L. Rapposelli

    Oak Island