• Thank you, BEMC, ORCA for helping BFA

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to express its gratitude to Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. for its ongoing support of our mission through the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts program.

    Since November 2017, BEMC’s Warm Homes, Warm Hearts heating assistance program has contributed $27,000 to BFA. All funds donated through this program go directly to help eligible clients with heating and utility expenses.

  • A response to Sykes’ email

    To the editor:

    I am responding to county commissioner Pat Sykes’ email to Brunswick County that sounds a whole lot like she is one-sided.

    Personally, I think that our oceans have suffered long enough, and we need not go pinging around the floor of the ocean to see what is there when it will do far more damage than good to the oceanic wildlife living there— not to mention we need not take a chance on a spill occurring like the Deep Water Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, which is still suffering at this point.

  • Commissioners make bad public policy

    Editor’s note: The writer will face North Carolina House District 17 Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, in May 8’s primary election.

    To the editor:

  • Congress members fail to respond

    To the editor:

    I recently got fed up for the fact that Medicare payments went up 23 percent. My care has not improved, so I wrote emails to U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and also my federal representative. I was requesting a simple explanation for the sharp increase in my cost. I have heard no response to my request.

  • Protect our state’s shores

    To the editor:

    Despite a 3-2 decision to rescind the July 2015 resolution allowing offshore oil and natural gas drilling, Brunswick County commissioners only deferred a more lasting resolution for 30 days. During this time, they are required to review a number of reference sites they were provided during the meeting by county staff.

    More than 200 advocates opposed to offshore drilling anywhere in our state rallied in front of county offices before the meeting began. They packed the meeting room to emphasize the importance of this issue to the commissioners.

  • Thanks to our public servants

    To the editor:

    I would like to recognize two public servants with whom I was blessed to come in contact with recently.

    First, Jeffery Bell, an Ocean Isle Beach policeman, came to my front door to tell me that my sprinkler backflow valve had been frozen and with the warmer temperatures had broken. Our next-door neighbors’ had done the same thing. He proceeded to wade through the puddles and turn both systems off to prevent any further damage. I am both blessed and proud to have him as a neighbor.

  • Protect our environment

    To the editor:

    Many Democrats took a stand with other groups against offshore drilling and Brunswick County commissioners listened.

    We also are fighting for clean water against The Chemours Co.’s GenX and House Bill 189 that calls for more study.

    Please join us in the fight to protect our environment.

    M. Denise Donnelly

    Supply Precinct chairwoman

  • Will there ever be heaven on earth?

    To the editor:

  • Court to rule on gerrymandering

    To the editor:

    In 2018, gerrymandering will be ruled legal or not under the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch reminded the court concerning states’ rights and representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Actually, the interest of each state is assured in the U.S. Senate made up of two senators per state. Their districts cannot be gerrymandered.

  • Say no to offshore drilling

    To the editor:

    The extraction of oil and gas is a dirty and dangerous process with inevitable leaks and spills of crude oil and gases that are toxic to all plants and animals living in and along coastal marshes and estuaries.