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Letters

  • Thanks for supporting Wreaths Across America effort

    To the editor:

    Every year on a given day in December, veterans groups, active duty military, public officials, Gold Star Mothers, Daughters of the American Revolution, JROTC students, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, Scouts, Rolling Thunder and the general public gather at the National Cemetery on Market Street in Wilmington to pay respects to those in their final resting place.

  • BRSI seeks pest control help for senior citizens

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) Case Management Team, as it assesses the needs of seniors in our communities, has identified a great need to provide pest control services to seniors living in homes where pests are threatening the senior’s self-sufficiency, personal health and safety.

    Treatment for pests such as bed bugs can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,400 per home. Pest control is not a budgeted item for seniors living on a fixed income, and BSRI is asking for your help with funding to assist seniors in critical need.

  • Naloxone can save local lives

    To the editor:

    The use of naloxone can save a life. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally.

    Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay people or members of the public, making it ideal for treating heroin and other opioids overdoses. The training is simple and use of naloxone results in a life saved.

  • Cabanas should be banned

    To the editor:

    Regarding cabanas on Sunset Beach, I am the councilman who presented the motion to ban cabanas. I did so for a variety of reasons: Safety, as reported by our fire department, whose members now spend an inordinate amount of time mediating cabana disputes; overcrowding on the beaches; councils’ failure to fix the problem while creating more confusion with layers of regulations; and other towns banning cabanas without loss of revenues.

  • Is God in control?

    To the editor:

    Satan had to be allowed by God to test Job (Job 1:6-22). Job was blameless (not sinless) in God’s eyes. When he was tested, he never cursed God, but praised him. God blessed Job after he passed the test.

    I have heard people ask why does a loving God allow disaster and disease. My answer is maybe hell is worse than any tragedy we may face. A book was written, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Dr. R.C. Sproul responds: “Where are the good people?”

  • Water main break showed lack of foresight

    To the editor:

    Kudos to the people who attempted repairs on the raw water pipe break Oct. 13 to the Northwest Water Treatment Plant and to those who installed the bypass piping and the permanent repairs.

    However, the utility board, county commissioners and water utility management should be ashamed of the lack of foresight and for partnering with a facility that put the customers of Brunswick County in jeopardy of not having water.

  • Local theater manager goes the extra mile

    To the editor:

    Recently, my daughter attended a movie at night at Frank Theatres Costal Cinemas. It was very cold. When she returned to her car in the parking lot to leave, her car would not start. She tried again, but no luck. She called me in tears.

    When I arrived, hers was the only vehicle still there. I saw her and another person standing by the car with the hood raised. The person helping her was Austin, the night manager. My heart swelled.

  • Cabana ban not worth risk of skin cancer

    To the editor:

    My family has been vacationing at Sunset Beach for more than two decades. I know the leaders of the community are concerned about guests’ safety as evidenced by the Sunset Beach patrol and enforcement of family-friendly rules prominently posted at beach access points.

  • Council should rethink ban on cabanas

    To the editor:

    We are distressed by the vote to ban cabanas on Sunset Beach. As homeowners since 1990, we appreciate the beauty of the area and the opportunity to gather three, sometimes four, generations of our family there.

  • Welcome Advent with prayers for all

    To the editor:

    As believers everywhere prepare to celebrate the birth of our savior, let us welcome the spirit of Advent across our nation.

    As we remember the coming of the prince of peace, let us speak peace and Shalom to our cities. Bind every voice of division and violence. Pray our cities and nations will be touched by the coming of his presence, bringing refreshing, healing and restoration.