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Today's Opinions

  • Who are officials working for?

    To the editor:
    Mayor Selby and a few of the councilpersons feel because they hold representative office, they have been given carte blanche to do with town funds anything they feel is “good” for the populous.
    In contrast, our neighbor to the south is publicizing in its local paper a public meeting asking residents to express views on building a sports/recreation area.
    We should follow suit before any more money is spent on site planning and consultation with the architects.

  • Do you want a town park?

    To the editor:
    If you live in the town of Carolina Shores, please let me know if you want the town to build a park, also referred to as an events center because checkers and bocce could be played. My email address is jo@okeefes.org. I will post lists of the counts of pros and cons on two websites: http://carolinashores.info and http://okeefes.org. I will post your message text and identity if you tell me to do so.

  • Town council epitomizes TIARTA

    To the editor:
    I have often wondered why, after being elected, intelligent citizens tend to lose their good judgment and do rather stupid things.
    The recent decision to fine residents and absentee homeowners for their inability to remove emptied trash containers from the roadway is a perfect example.
    Some of us can remember 20 years or so ago when trash was picked up from the house. It was a great service, but the town decided to eliminate this attractive service in favor of a rollaway container system.

  • Better ways to spend money

    To the editor:
    We read with interest the article where Mayor Selby of Carolina Shores stated that $5,500 has been budgeted for an architectural firm out of Wilmington to do preliminary work on a proposed events center (Brunswick Beacon, Sept.15).
    We submit that the $5,500 could have been used to repair more than a few potholes in the community’s roads. On our road, we have been looking at some of the same potholes for more than two years, and have several times been promised repairs.

  • Stop writing about Hewett

    To the editor:
    I am writing this in response to seeing Ronald Hewett on the front page of the paper last week.
    It appears to me that this paper jumps at the chance to print anything that accuses Ronald Hewett of anything at all. Why is this?
    I have known him and his family all of my life. He nor his family deserved the treatment or press coverage that he and they received when he was forced into federal custody for over a year. Enough is enough.
    Why not leave the man alone? He served his sentence and deserves to be left alone.

  • There is racism here

    To the editor:
    It is clear that you think that their [sic] is no racism in Brunswick County and it would be great if that was true, but when you live it as so many people have, it don’t go away by not paying attention to it or overlooking it.

  • Leave Hewett, family alone

    To the editor:
    Reading the story last week about Mr. Ron Hewett made me feel very sad for your fine newspaper.
    Anyone with some common sense can read between the lines and know it was nothing more than a personal vendetta from your paper against Mr. Hewett and his family.
    I met Mr. Hewett at church a few years ago, and it seemed he was a man who loved and cared about the people of this fine county. I recently bought a vehicle from him and those feelings were correct.

  • Retreat? Really?

    To the editor:
    Re: controversies regarding the movie “The Help”/head back North.
    The explanation “the attendees did it as applause to the people the characters represented?” Thank you for your enlightening interpretation to us all. May I retort and say “a perfect example of so-called, well-meaning people with no common sense!”
    To the woman that would like us “Northerners” to retreat: Really?
    Karyn Hart
    Shallotte