• Town council disrespects committee and science

    To the editor:

    During the Feb. 21 Sunset Beach Town Council discussion of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee (ERC), I found the behavior of three council members and the mayor to be hypocritical.

    Council interviewed, vetted, voted on then charged this committee of volunteer citizens with impeccable credentials to research, report and submit recommendations on the town’s dredging proposal. From the beginning, this group has always avoided personal opinions and let the science do the talking, raising the questions research brought forth.

  • Mardi Gras 4 Paws makes county better

    To the editor:

    On Feb. 28, we had the opportunity to attend Paws-Ability’s Mardi Gras 4 Paws party at Victoria’s Crab Shack at Ocean Isle Beach.

    It is so nice to live in a community where a local restaurant is willing to donate its business to host a fundraising party and the Sea and Sand Band donated its time and talent to help a local nonprofit in efforts to improve Brunswick County.

    Money raised by Paws-Ability at this party will be donated to a medical fund for Brunswick Search and Rescue dogs.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council needs to be pro-community

    To the editor:

    Why is Sunset Beach Town Council so caught up in bans, regulations, put-downs and anti-everything? It takes our tax money, applies it unequally to projects that do not benefit those who pay it and complains about being underfunded.

    The spring season is upon us and a flurry of Canadians, getting an early start on summer, are descending on Myrtle Beach, S.C. Playing golf, toasting, eating and sleeping in our rentals is a commerce. Get it? Business and revenue, right? Hello!

  • Hostility is perpetuated by the left

    To the editor:

    Mrs. Teddy Altreuter almost got it right in her letter last week.

    There is no “atmosphere of hostility to immigrants and refugees” in America, except as perpetuated by the left. The vast majority of Americans welcome immigrants (here legally) and refugees (well vetted).

    The 9/11 event was not an anomaly, but handwriting on the wall — a precursor of 14 more tragedies like Fort Hood, the Boston marathon and San Bernardino. Breaking the law has consequences. Law-abiding citizens and criminals understand the concept.

  • Receive the Lord today

    To the editor:

  • Thank you to fellow diner

    To the editor:

    Bill, Lane and Jim would like to thank the anonymous blonde lady who paid for our lunch at P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille in Leland on Saturday, Feb. 25.

    We have to assume it was the woman sitting at the next table who said, “Thank you for your service,” when she went by.

    It was a very nice surprise and was greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Jim Reid

    Oak Island

  • 'When Discovered Dead'

    To the editor:

    Any season at all brings many things

    Bird with wings who so often sings

    Fish go through water when it swims

    Trees look sad with no leaves on limbs.

    Heart you have has been broken

    My tired feet need some soaking

    Life was planed for a certain purpose

    Three circles are contained in a circus.

    Mighty mountains with peaks of snow

    And smiling faces with a great glow;

    A field you found all full of dreams

    Bright moon giving off many beams.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council should accept dredging report

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council voted 3-2 on Feb. 21 to deny the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee’s report on dredging, apparently demonstrating again that if the council majority doesn’t obtain what it wants at first it will use any excuse to manipulate the process to get it eventually.

  • Immigrants, refugees make America great

    To the editor:

    I am very troubled by the atmosphere of hostility to immigrants and refugees to our country.

    We have not always welcomed such people and it has not always been a perfect fit. The 9/11 attacks was a horrendous, insane anomaly on accepting refugees and immigrants. But for most of our history, our country has benefitted greatly from both. And we still need them.

  • Gorsuch fit for Supreme Court

    To the editor:

    In 2016, the American people went to the polls knowing the next president of the United States would fill the vacancy of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump’s victory is partially because of his promise to nominate a mainstream, conservative justice to serve on the Supreme Court.