• Thank you for voting Benton in primary

    Editor’s note: The writer was one of three Republicans, including Robert Cruse and incumbent John Thompson, for the District 5 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education in the May 8 primary and faces Joanne Levitan in the Nov. 6 general election.

    To the editor:

    I want to thank Brunswick County residents for advocating for the students this week. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends and loyal supporters who generously contributed their time and effort to my campaign for school board.

  • May God bless and protect people of Israel

    To the editor:

  • A mitzvah at the Veterans Memorial

    To the editor:

    In the Jewish faith, doing a charitable act, a meritorious act or a good deed is called performing a mitzvah.

    There’s a place in Brunswick County where people often leave small tokens of respect and condolences: the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • God saved George Washington

    To the editor:

    Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

    George Washington’s part in the July 9, 1755, battle during the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years with his life in danger for more than two hours. The officers had been a special target for the Indians. Of the 86 British and American officers, 63 were casualties. Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.

  • Join in Hands Across the Sand

    To the editor:

    It’s said “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And, many thousands of words have been printed in this newspaper on the hot-button issue of offshore drilling, but it seems something more is needed to convince our elected representatives residents are truly concerned about the impact offshore drilling can have on our beaches and communities.

  • Re-elect Iler to state House

    To the editor:

    This letter is to express my support for Rep. Frank Iler’s re-election.

    As the House Majority Whip, it is my responsibility to know the members of our caucus. I can say without hesitation that Frank is a hardworking, dedicated legislator. He is a true conservative who has successfully fought for limited government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility.

  • 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