• Tax plan raises rational concerns

    To the editor:

    The question is not so much does the middle class need a modest tax cut, but the rational concerns are:

    1) Do the very rich need a huge tax cut for the third time in 37 years of ever-growing debt to fund the cuts?

    2) Should we ignore for another 10 years the working poor without health care, depending on food stamps to raise their kids in poverty, which is often another subsidy for many of the very rich who employ them?

  • Keep watch on ongoing issues in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Thank you to all the voters who turned out for the Nov. 7 election. I especially want to thank the 541 who cast votes for me to serve on Sunset Beach Town Council. I am grateful and promise to use whatever insight I gained with the winners and current town council members to pursue our mutual interests.

  • GOP sins against all Americans

    To the editor:

    I am one of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s constituents. I used to be a Republican before Sen. Burr and the rest of the GOP (Greed Over People) sold their souls to the devil.

  • Don’t fight the traffic: turn right instead

    To the editor:

    I sympathize with Davey L. Stanley in his letter published last week concerning left-hand turns in Shallotte. Traffic congestion is something we face in towns and cities across the nation. Turning left across two directions of traffic under those conditions can be near impossible, not to mention dangerous.

  • Shallotte lacks legal left turn opportunities

    To the editor:

    For many hours each day, it is almost impossible to make a “legal” left turn onto Main Street in Shallotte. Many people, including myself, wait for a clearance that permits us to move into the center lane and then wait for a clearance to merge into the right lane. To wait for a clearance in both directions that would permit movement directly to the right lane might take longer than some of us old folks have to live.

  • Thank you for supporting Angel Tree

    To the editor:

    For a prisoner’s child, Christmas can be a sad and lonely time unless someone like you helps show them how much they are loved. An Angel Tree Christmas was exactly what Cassidy needed, and she’s not alone. There are thousands of children like her with a parent in prison. They need to know they are not forgotten.

  • Thank you for helping to honor our veterans

    To the editor:

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503 of Calabash wants to say thank you to all who were kind enough to recognize and remember our efforts to assist, honor and remember our veterans with your generous donations.

    We would also like to thank Ace Hardware in Calabash and Wal-Mart in Shallotte for permitting us to distribute our poppies at their locations.

    Not to be forgotten, our wonderful volunteers braved the cold to assist in this very important fundraiser to assist our veterans in need.

    Kathy Howard

  • ‘Soon Will Be Arriving’

    To the editor:

    While other people in the world are starving,

    In America, on a turkey have been carving.

    God then told us to say,

    Have a happy holiday,

    And soon Christmas season will be arriving.

    James Thomas Horn


  • Thank you for electing Harris

    To the editor:

    I am writing to express my most sincere gratitude to the people of Sunset Beach who supported me during my campaign for a seat on Sunset Beach Town Council. I am honored to be elected to serve the citizens of Sunset Beach and will do my best to live up to that honor.

  • Rouzer fails to lead on tax reform issue

    To the editor:

    Our Congressman David Rouzer recently voted to approve the House version of the GOP “tax reform” bill.

    Unfortunately he didn’t take the time to objectively evaluate the consequences of his vote because if he did he would have learned a family of four making $40,000 per year would actually get a tax increase of $55, not a tax cut.

    Furthermore, the “tax reform” plan is estimated to increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion (that’s with a “t”) over the next 10 years.