• Get respect by giving respect

    To the editor:

    Regarding your editorial in the Sept. 17 edition, “Release of footage would help strengthen our trust,” why you do not also counsel your readers to respect law enforcement officers by complying with police requests?

  • Support early childhood educators

    To the editor:

    For the past four years, Smart Start of Brunswick County has sponsored local child care educators to attend the National Smart Start Conference each spring in Greensboro. It provides professional development for early education leaders and gives participants from around the world the opportunity to access the latest research, learn new skills and share lessons learned.

  • Save our public school system

    To the editor:

  • Thank you for CIS golf tournament

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank, with great appreciation, the Crow Creek Women’s and Men’s Golf Association for hosting the sixth annual Crow Creek Charity Golf Tournament.

    This year’s event was a huge success, with the association raising $24,000 to provide services to the schools in Brunswick County to keep children in school and prepare them for their future.

    Over the past six years, this fundraiser has raised more than $86,000 in support of CIS and the residents of the county.

  • Big thanks for Big Toy Day supporters

    To the editor:

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island wants to extend a very special “thank you” to the many people and families of our community for their attendance and support of last Saturday’s Big Toy Day.

    Big Toy Day is designed not just as a fun family event, but also as an educational opportunity for children of Brunswick County. It provides children and adults alike the opportunity see, touch and learn about the workings of big equipment and the people who operate it.

  • Wind energy alternative makes more sense for county

    To the editor:

    For decades, I have made the beaches of Brunswick County my annual travel destination. I am drawn there time and time again because of the beauty of the coastline and the wealth of wildlife, such as the loggerhead turtles and the many species of shorebirds. Needless to say, I was shocked to read the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is willing to risk its greatest asset for seismic testing and oil exploration.

  • State budget, process an embarrassment

    To the editor:

    As a native North Carolinian and a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach, I am embarrassed and frustrated with the state budget. Our “leaders” bullied and spent $1 million extra while denying our citizens cost-of-living increases –– again.

  • Attack doesn’t reflect group’s good work

    To the editor:

    The article in last week’s edition, “Service dog blamed for attack at outdoor show,” was shocking and disturbing to me as I have dealt with Rick Kaplan and his Canine Angels and found this to be directly opposite to my experience.

  • Grand Strand Health thanks community partners

    To the editor:

    This past summer, Grand Strand Health in Myrtle Beach, S.C., completed its 17th annual four-day camp for children who have asthma or diabetes.

    Fourteen campers and four junior counselors enjoyed meeting new friends, creating ocean themed crafts, taking field trips and learning how to manage their conditions. Our camp goal is to provide a safe and fun camp experience for children who may not attend a regular camp due to their asthma or diabetes. The campers learn how to manage their disease from counselors with their peers, all while having fun.

  • Thank you to 9/11 event participants

    To the editor:

    My sincere thanks to all of you who took part in the memorial services on the overpass at N.C. 130 in Shallotte.

    Thanks to the Calabash Lions, the Shallotte Lions, American Legion Post 503 and the auxiliary, VFW 7288, the Calabash Elks and the Shallotte Police Department.

    It was a great turnout for a great cause.

    Vito Ramaglia,

    event coordinator

    Sunset Beach