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Today's Opinions

  • More people should have voted

    To the editor:
    The town of Carolina Shores’ election is over. About 800 people voted, and I am assuming the majority of voters represented the Concerned Citizens group.
    We had a very reputable, knowledgeable person, Tom Puls, who ran against Goodenough. Tom had absolutely no chance to win the election as mayor for the town of Carolina Shores because he is not a member of the Concerned Citizens group.

  • Horrible Election Day turnout

    To the editor:
    On Election Day morning, I simply had to shake my head in amazement and disbelief. Neither had anything to do with who would or wouldn’t win. It had everything to do with this local election’s pitiful turnout. To those who chose not to vote, here’s a few suggestion for you in the coming two years:
    1. Do not complain about the conditions of roads.
    2. Do not complain about the recycling center.
    3. Do not complain about high grass and weeds.
    4. Do not complain about town government.

  • Animal control should do more

    To the editor:
    I am a member of R.A.C.E. and Paws-Ability, both in Brunswick County. They, and other animal rescue groups in the area, try very hard to help unwanted animals find new homes.
    Can one of you please tell me how it helps to have animal control only allow the public to view available animals from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays? No Saturday hours are available. Any working person would not be able to visit animal control during these hours.

  • The holiday halls are decked

    To the editor:
    We would like to let everyone know that our Christmas lights are up and on at Bricklanding Road (N.C. 179). We would like to invite everyone to come, drive through and enjoy the lights. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting to talk to kids every Saturday (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving until Christmas from 6-8 p.m. Bring your camera and take pictures of the kids with Santa and the lights.
    This is our Christmas gift to everyone. Please come, enjoy and remember the reason for the season. Merry Christmas to all.
    Billy and Reba Lefler

  • Save jobs, cut salaries

    To the editor:
    Much has been said about the 2011-2012 school system budget. As in so many other situations, it appears that the people that lost their jobs are the ones on the lower rung of the scale.
    If the top-50 salaried employees in the school system, including the board members and the superintendent, would kindly take a five percent cut in pay, we might be able to save everyone’s job and with the help of God, balance the budget, too.
    Cary Godwin
    Ash
     

  • Intersection needs traffic light

    To the editor:
    We need a light at the intersection of Lanvale Road and Old Fayetteville Road. There is a flashing red light, but the speed limit is too high and there are two utility poles blocking the view. Also, bushes are planted on the right-of-way.
    We had two wrecks in the past few weeks. Numerous other wrecks have happened there. How can we get a regular light there and stop all these wrecks?
    Mildred Ganey
    Leland
     

  • Responds to previous letter

    To the editor:
    Two weeks ago, then Mayor Selby of Carolina Shores submitted a letter to the editor personally attacking me. This letter was laced with vitriol and misstatements (this sounds better than lies). Space limits me to comprehensively address only two key issues in that letter.

  • Rescuer deserves (and gets) a bigger boat for heroic, life-saving effort

    Last year, Connelly Phelps “C.P.” Parker Jr. lost his boat and nearly his life when he ventured out into the ocean to rescue a drowning man off the coast near his home in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    This year, Parker, a superintendent with Blue Sky Building of Shallotte, was awarded a national Carnegie Hero Medal for his brave Aug. 14, 2010, rescue of 59-year-old Rick Bennett of Charlotte. Bennett was being swept out to sea while trying to swim with friends across Hog Inlet.