• Thank you for helping Streetreach help others

    To the editor:

    If you are open and available, the Lord can and will use it to minister to others. But you have to be open. Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Open to step out in faith. Open to saying what he lays on your heart.

    We have to be available. You must be available to be obedient to his voice. There is a need to be available to lay aside your desire and time frame and follow through on his directions.

  • Voter disgusted with Democrats

    o the editor:

    I am an independent voter who has voted Democrat, Republican and once as an independent.

    I am so disgusted with the violent protests and obstructionists of the Democratic Party.

    I doubt if I will ever vote for the Democratic Party again.


    Donna Lowry

    Carolina Shores

  • Major drainage issue has not been addressed

    To the editor:

    Regarding the item, “Town-wide drainage study for Carolina Shores completed,” in the July 12 edition, I am glad to see the town of Carolina Shores has completed a study for the town drainage system. From what I read, it is somewhat accurate for the community of Carolina Shores.

    Northwest Drive in Carolina Shores did flood during Hurricane Floyd when we had 20-plus inches of rain in 24 hours. The ditch going under Northwest Drive was too small the handle the water, so it was widened with a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.

  • Ocean Isle Beach traffic frustrates both residents and visitors

    To the editor:

    Everyone living in the area is aware of the problem with visitors coming to the area Saturday afternoons. The traffic circle at Ocean Isle Beach and Beach Road was a good idea, but the real problem is getting across the bridge and onto the island.

  • Be sure of heavenly destination

    To the editor:

    We as Christians are commanded to be sure of our heavenly destination. “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble,” (2 Peter 1:10).

    We can be sure of our calling. “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son,” (2 Peter 1:12). “He who has the son has the life; he who does not have the son of God does not have the life,” (1 John 5:11).

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Available info does not address Jinks Creek concerns

    To the editor: