• 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.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council mistreats volunteers

    To the editor:

    Again, and still, Sunset Beach Town Council is in a “taking” mood. This time it is once again talking about privatizing Sunset at Sunset. This is our one and only town event, which was started by the town with citizen volunteers and a modicum of staff support. While surrounding towns are adding parks and events every year, we have a town council that is still questioning everything that is, or has been, done for its residents and tourists. Our town is a public embarrassment. Shame on you!

  • Shallotte and NCDOT: Stop making messes of town roads

    To the editor:

    OMG! What kind of mess is the town of Shallotte planning now? They are working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to relocate the ABC store so they can re-align Wall Street with Shallotte Avenue.

    What a mess that is in the morning with all the buses and kids driving to school.

  • President must lead by example

    To the editor:

    I have just witnessed our president tout all the companies that have brought back jobs to America and given raises to their employees, along with “tremendous” bonuses.

    Where are the Trump family businesses in all this and how many jobs has he created or brought back to America? Knowing how he loves to tout his accomplishments, whether true or false, we hear nothing.

  • Town council must commit to Sunset at Sunset success

    To the editor:

    It is my understanding that a recommendation has resurfaced regarding the status of Sunset at Sunset. Removing the event from the town oversight is not accompanied by a definitive plan for the festival to be taken over by any other entity. Therefore, the festival would likely cease to exist.

  • Council should forever support Sunset at Sunset

    To the editor:

    There are certain things that make Sunset Beach the gem that it is: our beautiful beach, our community members, our smiling visitors, the great local stores, Sunset Beach Town Park, the Waterfront Market, the Old Bridge Museum and our town festival, Sunset at Sunset.

  • Sunset Beach should purge negativity

    To the editor:

    What is the matter with Sunset Beach Town Council? The Sunset at Sunset event is the envy of the surrounding towns in Brunswick County. The attendance every year demonstrates the desire for it to continue.

    Why would any one of you consider a proposal to transfer this entity from the town to some nonprofit that does not want it or is incapable of handling it? This is and should be a continued town event. The taxpayers here are proud of the ability of the community to put on such an event with very minimal town expense.