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Letters

  • Many thanks from Pork Chop

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Pork Chop, our potbellied pig, we would like to thank everyone for the love and support the community has given us.

  • Thank you for sharing B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop news

    To the editor:

    Our chapter would like to thank you for your support in getting the word out to the community about Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop June 8-10.

    We appreciate the article and photos you placed in your newspaper to let the community know about the visit of this historic aircraft.

  • Available info does not address Jinks Creek concerns

    To the editor:

  • Voters must move to quash House Bill 913

    To the editor:

    In the waning days of the legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a proposed constitutional amendment (House Bill 913/Session Law 2018-117) that could significantly weaken one of the bedrock principles of American democracy.

  • Why discourage new mothers’ breastfeeding?

    To the editor:

    With all the scientific evidence and the near-unanimous support of medical professionals worldwide, is there anyone on this planet who would not want to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies, something the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “the normative standard?” Apparently, there is: our president, who is threatening trade sanctions against countries that are supporting a United Nations resolution to encourage breastfeeding globally. I am dumbfounded. Why?

  • Action plan more effective than possible assault weapon ban

    To the editor:

    Here we go with another non-gun owner, without knowledge of firearms, badgering Congress to make more laws to ban “assault weapons” after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. This is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to leftist propaganda put forward by anti-gun advocates. The ban won’t prevent shootings or save a single life, because as we have seen, the perps will just find a different weapon.

  • Sunset Beach must address flash flooding on Main Street

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach is a coastal town and frequently has violent storms that deposit a whole lot of rain in short periods of time. This past storm was no exception and we have flooding on parts of Main Street regularly during the year. I have sent the town photos of this flooding and the mess it leaves for at least the past two years.

    We have lived at Sunset Beach for almost 20 years. We never had problem until the drains were, for some reason, changed by the town. There have been complaints ever since about how they don’t work!

  • Benton should not serve as both councilman and mayor

    To the editor:

    All it took was one minute, 36 seconds. At the July 2 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, Dr. Greg Weiss was there with his wife. Weiss, the unopposed single candidate for mayor, was to be confirmed by vote and installed. He left two minutes later.

    Weiss, after personal interviews with each councilman, had already attended the previous June council meeting where he publicly presented his credentials, background, vision and hopes as mayor for Sunset Beach. He answered honestly and openly all questions from the dais and floor. He received an ovation.

  • Elected officials, parties need to work on solutions

    As I was out walking this morning, the thought crossed my mind that the political parties are tearing our country apart by constantly trying to get something over on President Trump and the other party. If Trump, the White House, Congress, the Senate and the House were working together and in unity, so much could be done to not only fix our country’s problems but also make us a great nation again.

  • Shallotte town leaders warrant kudos for efforts

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Shallotte town leadership, led by Mayor Walt Eccard, for its vision, communication, collegial transparency and persistence to develop Shallotte’s waterfront. Coordinating land purchases, planning water and sewer improvements, moving the ABC store, realigning roads with state support, selecting developers, engaging designers, seeking grants and securing public input, as was done at a town meeting June 26, is a significant task.