• Congress members fail to respond

    To the editor:

    I recently got fed up for the fact that Medicare payments went up 23 percent. My care has not improved, so I wrote emails to U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and also my federal representative. I was requesting a simple explanation for the sharp increase in my cost. I have heard no response to my request.

  • Protect our state’s shores

    To the editor:

    Despite a 3-2 decision to rescind the July 2015 resolution allowing offshore oil and natural gas drilling, Brunswick County commissioners only deferred a more lasting resolution for 30 days. During this time, they are required to review a number of reference sites they were provided during the meeting by county staff.

    More than 200 advocates opposed to offshore drilling anywhere in our state rallied in front of county offices before the meeting began. They packed the meeting room to emphasize the importance of this issue to the commissioners.

  • Thanks to our public servants

    To the editor:

    I would like to recognize two public servants with whom I was blessed to come in contact with recently.

    First, Jeffery Bell, an Ocean Isle Beach policeman, came to my front door to tell me that my sprinkler backflow valve had been frozen and with the warmer temperatures had broken. Our next-door neighbors’ had done the same thing. He proceeded to wade through the puddles and turn both systems off to prevent any further damage. I am both blessed and proud to have him as a neighbor.

  • Protect our environment

    To the editor:

    Many Democrats took a stand with other groups against offshore drilling and Brunswick County commissioners listened.

    We also are fighting for clean water against The Chemours Co.’s GenX and House Bill 189 that calls for more study.

    Please join us in the fight to protect our environment.

    M. Denise Donnelly

    Supply Precinct chairwoman

  • Will there ever be heaven on earth?

    To the editor:

  • Court to rule on gerrymandering

    To the editor:

    In 2018, gerrymandering will be ruled legal or not under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch reminded the court concerning states’ rights and representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Actually, the interest of each state is assured in the U.S. Senate made up of two senators per state. Their districts cannot be gerrymandered.

  • Say no to offshore drilling

    To the editor:

    The extraction of oil and gas is a dirty and dangerous process with inevitable leaks and spills of crude oil and gases that are toxic to all plants and animals living in and along coastal marshes and estuaries.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council mistreats volunteers

    To the editor:

    Again, and still, Sunset Beach Town Council is in a “taking” mood. This time it is once again talking about privatizing Sunset at Sunset. This is our one and only town event, which was started by the town with citizen volunteers and a modicum of staff support. While surrounding towns are adding parks and events every year, we have a town council that is still questioning everything that is, or has been, done for its residents and tourists. Our town is a public embarrassment. Shame on you!

  • Shallotte and NCDOT: Stop making messes of town roads

    To the editor:

    OMG! What kind of mess is the town of Shallotte planning now? They are working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to relocate the ABC store so they can re-align Wall Street with Shallotte Avenue.

    What a mess that is in the morning with all the buses and kids driving to school.

  • President must lead by example

    To the editor:

    I have just witnessed our president tout all the companies that have brought back jobs to America and given raises to their employees, along with “tremendous” bonuses.

    Where are the Trump family businesses in all this and how many jobs has he created or brought back to America? Knowing how he loves to tout his accomplishments, whether true or false, we hear nothing.