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Letters

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks sweet deal

    To the editor:

    I am writing to bid my fellow town of Sunset Beach taxpayers a fond farewell. Following the lead of Palm Cove developers, our family has asked Sen. Bill Rabon to sponsor a local bill de-annexing our house and lot from the corporate limits of Sunset Beach.

  • Frick columns don’t belong on sports pages

    To the editor:

    I am and always have been an avid fisherman.

    I am proud of the heritage that our rivers and waterways have provided the people of Brunswick County. That heritage is hundreds of years of a fishing and shellfish industry that has provided work and fed countless Brunswick County citizens. It is a major part of who we are in coastal Carolina.

  • Learn more about watercraft safety locally

    To the editor:

    Your editorial in the June 9 edition calling attention to watercraft safety is greatly appreciated. Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron (SRSPS), an affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), is dedicated to the education of recreational boaters for the safety and well-being of all boaters.

  • Rabon ignores constituents, their needs

    To the editor:

    Humane Lobby Day is now held in Raleigh. I have always made an effort to attend, as it is an opportunity for voters to meet with elected officials to discuss animal welfare issues or ask questions one might have.

    I will not attend Humane Lobby Day this year. Let me tell you why.

  • SB875 will tear apart community

    To the editor:

    There is an unusual bill before the North Carolina General Assembly: Senate Bill 875. It is interesting, and perhaps instructive, that the bill makes no mention of the reason de-annexation is requested. We must ask what sense it makes to take two ends of an island in the town limits and put those island ends outside. The residents of those areas will be using the town’s police services, the town-maintained roads and will have water and sewer only through the actions and grace of the town of Sunset Beach.

  • WBHS students show lot of class

    To the editor:

    I just want to say how proud and blessed I am to see West Brunswick High School reach out to South Brunswick High School when they lost a classmate in a tragic accident May 25. When teenagers make mistakes and wrong choices, it will be in the news and on TV. But it is not often you hear about the good things they do that don’t seem to be news.

  • Party seeks to divide nation

    To the editor:

    This is in response to Stan Rogoff’s letter in the May 26 edition. I didn’t write to address Thomas McGrath on the national debt or David Rouzer’s failure to vote for higher taxes, but rather his obsession with The New Deal. Get over it! FDR’s New Deal, LBJ’s Great Society and President Obama’s Hope and Change — all of them are failures.

  • Proposed development contrary to regulations

    To the editor:

    Developer Sammy Varnam is apparently unhappy with regulations that have been enforced in Palm Cove. Likely the root of Varnam’s frustration is that he doesn’t understand the regulations. Palm Cove is subject not only to state regulations, but is also in a federal VE Flood Zone, the most dangerous place on the coast to build. These zones are subject to strict federal requirements that must be met in order for the town or the county to participate in the federally subsidized flood insurance program.

  • Taking town property for developers

    To the editor:

    Let me get this straight: My North Carolina state Sen. Bill Rabon has teamed up with local developers to promote a bill (Senate Bill 875) to de-annex — that is, to take property the developers want to develop from the town of Sunset Beach and move it to the county.

  • No need to be a newspaper thief

    To the editor:

    I detest people who insert 75 cents into a newspaper box and take more than one paper.

    I witnessed this about 1:15 p.m. May 25 from the Beacon box at Sunoco Station in Calabash. It’s not like the gentleman couldn’t afford more than one paper (much less read more than one), and he had a vanity plate. Heck, if he could afford the vanity plate, he could certainly not play the game of taking two papers. I must wonder if this is a regular thing for him.