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Letters

  • Senator’s proposal bad for people of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    I am strongly opposed to Senate Bill 875 which state Sen. Bill Rabon introduced May 11. This is not in the interest of the citizens of Brunswick County and certainly not in the interest of homeowners and taxpayers of Sunset Beach.

    The only reason I can see Rabon would propose such a bill is to allow a developer to proceed with an attempt to spoil the wetlands and Bird Island by attempting to convince Brunswick County to reverse the decision by Sunset Beach citizens and their town council that the town owns the west end of Main Street.

  • Lawmakers must oppose Senate Bill 875

    To the editor:

    I am a resident of Sunset Beach and writing in reference to Senate Bill 875 sponsored by Sen. Bill Rabon that proposes to de-annex from Sunset Beach three areas under development.

    I would like to simply remind legislators of one of the foundation principles that allowed our country to become the greatest country on the planet: We are a government of the people, by the people and for the people!

  • Legislators must pass common-sense tax laws

    To the editor:

    Wikipedia describes a 19th century experiment in which a frog was supposedly cooked alive when water at room temperature was slowly heated to the boiling point. Evidently, politicians in Raleigh heard this story because a similar tactic is being used in their so-called tax reform package.

    There was a 2015 rollout of new taxes on services or entertainment such as concerts. The sales tax base in 2016 expanded to include repair, maintenance and installation services on a variety of things. Is this any way to protect citizens and small businesses?

  • Democratic Party is divisive

    To the editor:

    Regarding Thomas McGrath’s May 5 letter on cause and effect of policy, my conclusion is he needs to do a lot of research on The New Deal. Just like hope and change, it sounds good but didn’t solve anything — only made The Depression last more than a decade and the recent recession more than a decade. Just pick your own era of time.

  • Senate Bill 875 epitomizes cronyism

    To the editor:

    As I reported to Sen. Bill Rabon (and received no response), his Senate Bill 875 has created a firestorm in Sunset Beach. It must be rescinded.

    The process — without any input from taxpayers or town council and apparently meant to satisfy the financial interests for a developer — is morally reprehensible, riddled with political favoritism and a classic case of cronyism.

  • Sunset Beach police chief deserves kudos

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Joyner recently announced three new programs available to residents of our town:

    Coffee with the Chief: This program provides residents an opportunity to personally meet with their police chief in a friendly and casual setting. Residents are encouraged to attend to discuss matters of interest, learn more about their police department, offer tips and share information directly with Chief Joyner.

  • Fire department merits newly improved rating

    To the editor:

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin recently announced the Tri-Beach Fire Department completed its routine inspection and received a rating of 4 for the Holden Beach District. The 4 rating is an improvement from the department’s previous 5 rating and will be effective Aug. 1. Ratings of responding fire departments directly impact property insurance calculations.

  • Sunset Beach ownership issue remains unresolved

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Attorney Grady Richardson is wrong in claiming a “2006 legal opinion involving Riverside Drive and petitioner Jan Harris, when ownership of the 69-lot property was resolved by submission of deeds.”

  • Animal cruelty is a people problem

    To the editor:

    Regarding the tragic story of Pearl the cat, this was a sickening, barbaric and inexcusable violent crime.

    Those who care about animals should be aware there is a direct correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence that has been documented through research across various academic disciplines. If there is animal cruelty occurring within a family, there is a good chance people are being abused also, including intimate partners, children/babies and/or the elderly.

  • Sexual identity is essential

    To the editor:

    They are sick, if indeed sincere, and are in desperate need of help. I am referring to those who claim they are of the sex opposite to that evident by their physiological constitution. I am not a medical doctor, but I am also not stupid. When a person believes and claims they are really members of the opposite sex, ab utero, or whenever, something serious and very dangerously wrong is going on.