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Today's Opinions

  • Senator Soles and his philanthropy

    To the editor: I find it most interesting that many readers, such as myself, are always asking the media to print more positive stories and events. Yet, I am amazed at what the public and media try to make out of people doing good.

    I saw that Senator Soles had said he set up a charitable foundation to do some good things after he died. The senator has said that he has been blessed financially. Why do we condemn and automatically become suspicious when he said he thought he would do some good while he was living?

  • Upset about distemper outbreak

    To the editor: I was watching the news recently and would like to voice my opinion.

    The county failed to inform citizens that distemper was going around in time for us to get treatment for our animals.

    I myself have lost three animals to this because we were not told about this. The county just covered it up and said we couldn’t adopt any animals because they were sick.

    I think it’s a shame the county didn’t tell us in time to get the proper medical treatment for our pets.

  • Numbers will be my undoing

    There’s nothing people in my business love to hate more than numbers.

    That’s why reporters tend to rely on what other people tell us. Unfortunately, a hasty estimation on my part, which I failed to check with another source, recently resulted in a public backlash I haven’t experienced since I wrote about Bibles in school. (Google my name. It still pops up on atheist Web sites.)

    Let me explain.

  • Can affordable healthcare work?

    To the editor: The effort to get some kind of healthcare for all Americans that will work, as well as the various systems throughout the industrialized world, seems to be running into a lot of less than sensible opposition. I’d like to address some of this:

    Would a system that covers every American cause government bureaucrats to make medical decisions for doctors and their patients?

    Answer: You mean like the way insurance companies presently do?

  • Disney characters could replace commissioners

    To the editor: I don’t know where I was when Carolina Shores seceded from the United States and suspended the Constitution. I may have been at the dump (excuse me—recycling center) when my freedom of speech was taken away and my right to public discussion was abridged.

    I believe this action was tried some time ago when discussion was outlawed and certain people were described as a cancer on the community. I hope we all remember what a difficult situation that left us all in for many years.

  • Wake up, commissioners

    To the editor: Calabash commissioners, in particular Emily DeStasio and Cecelia Herman, have continually misrepresented what has been going on in Calabash. They even have made the comment concerning the age group of 30 that the norm is to cheat and falsify resumes. I resent that, as my daughter, who is a federal attorney and graduate of Georgetown Law, is going to be 30 in September and has never lied or cheated to obtain a job or grade.

  • What about those without Medicare?

    To the editor: I just read Sarah Shew Wilson’s article about the Patients First Bus that visited Shallotte and the comments from We The People.

    Of course retirees don’t want reform, because they already have single-payer insurance. It’s called Medicare!

    What about those of us between 18-65 who can’t afford the high cost of insurance? Or those who go bankrupt due to medical bills?

  • Responds to allegations

    To the editor: Mr. [Dan] Mann has aspirations to be mayor again; however, attacking me will fail to produce my resignation or his election.

    The discord in town hall is caused mainly by constant interference by some board of commissioner members, and it will be addressed in the November election.