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Letters

  • Rejoice in God’s love

    To the editor:

    Who, what is God? He has answered that question and in so doing enabled us to see and understand, albeit through a darkened glass (1 Corinthians 13:12).

  • NHBMC team supports community

    To the editor:

    This year has been a milestone for Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. We celebrated our 10th year with Novant Health and our fifth year in our new facility. We have made a lot of strides as an organization, and I know we could not have done it without the dedication of our team members.

  • Thank you, teachers

    To the editor:

    Teachers help steer the course of our future generation of leaders from the front lines of our very broken educational system. They witness the depths of despair on a daily basis. However, there are sparkling moments that shine brightly with a glimmer of hope they can instill in their students a good solid foundation of learning that will impact their lives for years to come.

  • Sunset Beach better than bans

    To the editor:

    Absolutely ban all cabanas, tents, umbrellas, sun visors, sunglasses and all products with an SPF rating above 50 percent. After all, why are they here if not for the sun?

    Also, ban sandcastle building, seashell harvesting and fishing rods.

    Ban bicycles, handicapped transport vehicles and swimming pools. And if they are not in the ocean, ask them to leave.

  • Sore winners

    To the editor:

    A North Carolina political leader was unusually happy — giddy — recently when he appeared on a national cable news show. He was gloating over the “stealing” of power from the governor-elect.

    North Carolina had already been embarrassed by the current governor and supporters who spent a month falsely accusing county boards (GOP-controlled) of conducting a “rigged” election. One Brunswick County supporter falsely accused his neighbor of voting in North Carolina and another state.

  • County continues refining water service methods

    To the editor:

    As a Brunswick County commissioner, I would like to thank Brunswick County Public Utilities and Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority for all the work, long hours and for keeping our water turned on during our major weather event.

    I would like to thank each of you for your patience and for helping reserve the water until this pipeline could be fixed. It’s amazing how we take things for granted such as water and electricity.

  • Political cartoon is confusing

    To the editor:

    I’m confused by your political cartoon in the Dec. 1 edition.

    The implication Hillary Clinton asked for a recount is a lie. The truth is, Clinton won the popular vote by 2.5 million, but because of our Electoral College setup, she lost the election. She conceded then and there.

  • Grateful for the Griffins

    To the editor:

    We would like to say a special thanks to Michelle and Charles Griffin for the work they have done this year for local charities.

    First of all, they ran the Ocean Isle Flotilla on Nov. 26 and raised more than $19,000 in support of Brunswick Family Assistance. Two weeks later, they hosted the Toys for Tots party at Sharky’s and collected enough toys for about 100 children so they would have something for Christmas.

    Thanks again for your hard work in our community. You are truly a blessing to Ocean Isle and Brunswick County.

  • Thank you for Brunswick Toy Run support

    To the editor:

    More than 100 motorcyclists and classic car drivers participated in the 24th annual Toy Run, which started and ended at Wal-Mart in Shallotte on Dec. 10. Toy Run representatives took more than 100 Brunswick County children of Brunswick Family Assistance shopping at Wal-Mart, spending $13,000 on their gifts.

    The winner of the 2016 Toy Run raffle was Joe Smith. Thanks to all who bought tickets.

    Thanks to Supply businesses A-1 Hitch & Trailer for donating the trailer and G&E Golf Cars for discounting the golf cart.

  • Sunset Beach needs long-term vision

    To the editor:

    As a longtime visitor and homeowner in Sunset Beach, I am continually amused by the shenanigans of the town council. I have never seen an elected body that knows less about their own rules and regulations. If their public conversation is any indication, I can only imagine what goes on behind closed doors with this group.

    2016 will be a banner year for the town’s elected representatives with the cabana ban and unban, the property zoning disputes, dredging decisions and many other issues. I have little hope 2017 will be any better.