• Business expo benefitted all participants

    To the editor:

    I would like to express appreciation for being able to participate in Saturday’s Brunsco Has It Business Expo, with special thanks to John Crumrine from Brunswick Financial LLC for graciously donating his space to the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. This was a wonderful and valuable opportunity to share what is offered at both sites with the public as well as other vendors at the event. Our location at the expo was ideal and quite ample with space and foot traffic.

  • Thank you for successful business expo

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of myself and all vendors at Saturday’s Brunsco Has It Business Expo. Without the hard work of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Shannon Viera, Robyn Beliveau and Heather Buell, there would be no event.

  • County position on offshore drilling matters

    Editor’s note: The writer is a member of the Brunswick Environmental Action Team Board of Directors.

    To the editor:

    I am writing to address just one aspect of the offshore drilling debate: the position on this issue taken by coastal governors and U.S. senators. For this analysis, I consider the 15 East Coast states that have direct Atlantic coastline or are connected by a major sound or estuary and the three mainland West Coast states that have direct Pacific coastline.

  • Rip currents pose bigger risk than cabanas

    To the editor:

    A cabana, regardless of its size, is still a method to keep the sun off people. A Nissan Armada and Honda CR-V are SUVs with different characteristics but they share the attributes of an SUV. A child tent is for people who don’t want to drag around a cabana.

    From what we have observed, the only heavily populated areas are between Fifth and 31st streets on Sunset Beach during summer months.

  • ‘One person, one vote’

    To the editor:

    I am part of a restless breed

    Need someone who will read

    Poem I wrote

    Time devote

    Way to finish I want to lead.

    Must promote equality at voting box

    Somehow the system has to outfox

    Adjustments make

    Do destroy all fake

    And learn from school of hard knocks.

    James Thomas Horn


  • Support skate parks for our community

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 5, Ocean Isle Beach will hold a public meeting to discuss new ideas for its park. This is a very informal meeting and the town is simply looking for fresh ideas.

  • Rotary raises funds for our area nonprofits

    To the editor:

    The Shallotte Rotary Club hosted its annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Planet Fun in Shallotte (next to Lowe’s Home Improvement) to raise money for nonprofits in Brunswick County.

    Hundreds of participants attended and were treated to a buffet dinner with carving stations followed by dessert. Each was invited to choose a door prize from jewelry, ceramics, hats and shirts, books, paintings, wall hangings, kitchen appliances, etc. Games were played all evening, followed by silent and live auctions.

  • Thank you, BEMC, ORCA for helping BFA

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to express its gratitude to Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. for its ongoing support of our mission through the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program.

    Since November 2017, BEMC’s Warm Homes, Warm Hearts heating assistance program has contributed $27,000 to BFA. All funds donated through this program go directly to help eligible clients with heating and utility expenses.

  • A response to Sykes’ email

    To the editor:

    I am responding to county commissioner Pat Sykes’ email to Brunswick County that sounds a whole lot like she is one-sided.

    Personally, I think that our oceans have suffered long enough, and we need not go pinging around the floor of the ocean to see what is there when it will do far more damage than good to the oceanic wildlife living there— not to mention we need not take a chance on a spill occurring like the Deep Water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, which is still suffering at this point.

  • Commissioners make bad public policy

    Editor’s note: The writer will face North Carolina House District 17 Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, in May 8’s primary election.

    To the editor: