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Letters

  • Choose county commissioners who support constituents

    To the editor:

    I was in attendance at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners regular meeting Monday, April 16.

    One of the presentations was a request by Vietnam veteran Bob Quinn to name the first five miles of Interstate 140, “Brunswick County’s 10 Fallen Sons Highway.” He explained the reason for honoring 10 soldiers from different areas in Brunswick County and who lost their lives in Vietnam was because they had “shown up” to serve their country when others had not.

  • Cindy Babson deserves special recognition by town of Shallotte

    To the editor:

    Shallotte is one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Friends and relatives who come to visit us are highly impressed with the beauty and appearance of our small town. The hard work of town employees is responsible for this admirable condition.

  • Thank you for celebrating Week of the Young Child

    To the editor:

    Smart Start of Brunswick County would like to thank the many residents of Brunswick County who help celebrate the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration hosted by the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

  • Thanks to Hickman for great column

    To the editor:

    How refreshing to read such a great and honest golf column as written by Sports Editor Sam Hickman in the April 12 edition.

    I was so impressed because unlike the sports “expert” writers shilling for the great one in major media outlets and predicting him being the Masters winner but ended up tied for 28th, Mr. Hickman was honest to admit he was wrong — something unheard of today.

    One of the best golf columns I’ve ever read, and that’s covering 35 years as a golfer!

    Robert J. Wieland

  • Sunset Beach citizens deserve details on town’s ‘new direction’

    To the editor:

    We heard the rumors and with “say it isn’t true” in our hearts, we went to the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting. It was true.

    While Susan Parker stood with grace and dignity in the back after the closed session, we listened to residents speak on her behalf. From former council members, to citizens, each told of their personal experiences with Parker and her positive effect she made to our town as its administrator. The vote was taken and, as a result, our mayor resigned and our finance director took early retirement.

  • Seismic testing, offshore drilling risks intolerable

    To the editor:

    Eight years ago, we began watching video of oil gushing into the Gulf. We watched in agony for 87 days.

    BP is still paying for remediation, claimed as tax deductions. No one was jailed for causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

  • Cabana Anna was an excellent local business

    To the editor:

    Thank you to Ann McNally of the former Cabana Anna business. I was working at one of the Sunset Beach rental companies when they began their rentals and they did an excellent job.

    In his March 29 letter, Sunset Beach Town Councilman Rich Cerrato started his comments about the origin of the town’s cabana issue with “reportedly,” as if he didn’t want to take ownership of the sentence.

    Lin Penta

    Carolina Shores

  • Sunset Beach needs a clear answer on firing

    To the editor:

    In his April 12 letter, Jim Thomas wrote: “I am fully confident there were excellent reasons for (Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan) Parker’s dismissal by the town council, which cannot legally be disclosed to the public.”

    Mayor Robert Forrester, councilman John Corbett and I were given no warning of the plan by council members Mark Benton, Rich Cerrato and Jan Harris to fire Parker before someone contacted me directly about it March 2.

  • Einstein and belief in God

    To the editor:

    The idea that if at one time nothing existed and now something does exist means that there was an eternal power or the thing that exists self-created, which is absurdity. Then the question is what do we call that power: Yahweh, the power, God?

    Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God; however, it is interesting how he arrived at that conclusion.

  • Vote Benton for school board

    Editor’s note: The writer is the wife of Gerald Benton, one of three Republican candidates for the District 5 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education in the May 8 primary.

    To the editor:

    When I began my career as an educator more than nine years ago, my husband supported me in my goal to help students become more successful. This is, after all, why I became a teacher.