.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Letters

  • Bad laws stain N.C. reputation

    To the editor:

    A state GOP leader who wants a chance to clean up the mess in Washington should first clean up his mess in Raleigh. A well-known organization in North Carolina prepared a list of 20 bad laws passed by the 2013 General Assembly. I have included five of those laws on my “dirty laundry” list that should be repealed or changed during the short legislative session. Two Senate bills cut funding for schools in the state budget (S-402) or refused to expand Medicaid coverage (free tax dollars) for 500,000 poor individuals (S-4).

  • Sidewalks improve Calabash

    To the editor:

    The purse strings in Calabash are pulled very tightly; even a feud over $5,000 for our great sidewalks occurred.

    Spending is very limited, and the board always promises to repair roads, ditches, and hopefully clean up many properties that have been neglected. These all need much attention, and we are all waiting to see it happen.

    The town of Calabash has a 10-acre property that is still sitting idle. There is always talk about a senior center and waterfront property. Why not use the property that this town already owns?

  • Change starts with May 6 primary

    To the editor:

    It is time for the registered voters of Brunswick County, both Republican and Democrat, to come out and vote in the May 6 primaries.

    You must realize that if we vote out incumbent politicians in the primaries, they will not be on the November ballot; thus, we the voters have removed part of the problem of our elected officials. The problem is they have long ago stopped listening to their constituents and are only thinking of themselves. If we vote them out and make change, then the politicians will see that we are fed up with their ineptitude.

  • Iler deserves re-election

    To the editor:

    I am writing to lend my support to Frank Iler in the Republican primary. I have served with Frank and have been highly impressed with his skills and ability as a legislator. Frank is a tireless worker who puts a lot of time and energy into studying each piece of legislation that comes before the House. I have been impressed with his committee work and how quickly he is able to comprehend and digest very complicated bills. When he votes, he always puts the best interest of the people first.

  • Globalization, socialism do not work in U.S.

    To the editor:

    Globalization doesn’t seem to be working out as we were told it would. The policy of taking on most countries on Earth on equal trade terms is a problem if we have one of the highest average wages and our new trade partners have much lower wages (e.g. China). Not surprising that we have shoveled trillions of dollars to China! Now, China is becoming a new superpower. Why did we do that? Anyone?

  • Thank you for Carolina Shores coverage

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Laura Lewis, for the excellent reporting in your article “Citizens nix garbage change in Carolina Shores.” We were unable to attend the meeting so we really appreciate your report.

  • Reality of heaven difficult to grasp

    To the editor:

    The apostle John saw and reported on the heavenly city.

    John witnessed that heaven (the new earth) possesses the “glory of God,” the very presence of God. Because heaven has no night and the Lord himself is the light, the sun and moon are no longer needed. The city is filled with the brilliance of costly stones and crystal clear jasper.

  • Settle on school start times

    To the editor:

    I just heard about the possibility of changing school start times again and wanted to share my opinion. Last year, I fought to keep the schedule as it was because it worked for most working parents, as well as the children. I even suggested that older students have the later start time because they do not require the supervision getting ready or onto a bus that young children do.

  • Shallotte supports tax referendum

    To the editor:

    Residents of Brunswick County are being asked to support a 1/4-cent increase in the sales tax. This increase would provide approximately $l.5 million annually for schools in Brunswick County and the same amount for county beach nourishment and dredging. While funds produced by this tax will not meet all of the needs of either the schools or our beaches and rivers, they will provide immediate assistance in both areas. This sales tax increase will help avoid an increase in property taxes and will spread the tax burden between residents and visitors.

  • Paying the price for ‘lyin’ eyes’

    To the editor:

    “Every form of refuge has its price.” The soul-searing words from the song, “Lyin’ Eyes,” resonate with no less meaning today than they did when Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles composed them in 1975.