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Letters

  • County move was a poor cover

    To the editor:
    Disappointed, but not at all surprised at the action of Brunswick County commissioners at the Feb. 18 meeting to affirm their oath to the U.S. and N.C. Constitutions, “with special regard to the Second Amendment of the Constitution.”
    What is surprising is they tried to veil their true motivation in declaring support for the entire Constitution.
    If they were not favoring just one right, then why was the Second Amendment singularly mentioned?

  • It’s not the Holy Grail, council

    To the editor:
    I read your defense and position letters about the town of Sunset Beach and Mayor Rich Cerrato. Thanks for the fair and balanced approach.
    Rich is a serious case of contradictions, yet he provides relief to those of us who get fed up with the “business as usual” attitude of most politicians.
    One example is the pothole stonewall put up by the town board. The roads become the town’s roads once they annex a subdivision or a street of homes and acquire the tax base. To deny responsibility and cite outdated policy is sad.

  • Penny wise and pound foolish

    To the editor:
    A recent bill by state legislators to ban the expansion of Medicaid (Affordable Care Act) is an example of the General Assembly being “penny wise and pound foolish.”
    Legislators claim they want to be fiscally responsible and to create jobs; however, one group (ACTIONNC) claims this bill will cost the North Carolina economy $15 billion.
    Why is there a
    “rush to judgment” in rejecting the ACA when the federal government has agreed to pay for

  • Use your signal

    To the editor:
    I would like to share a thought with my neighbors in Brunswick County. When you buy a car, it comes with many options to choose from, but one thing is not an option. It’s that lever on the left side of the steering column, called a “turn signal.”
    Its use is required
    by law in all states. It is not only a law, it is a safety issue, as well as a common courtesy. It really doesn’t take much effort to push or pull that lever, and it does not matter if you are on U.S. 17, in a parking lot or turning into your driveway.

  • Supports Gary Parker

    To the editor:
    This is in response to the letter writer who was “offended” by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker’s comments about Mayor Rich Cerrato.
    I do not know Gary or the mayor personally but have attended Sunset Beach town council meetings and have observed both individuals.
    Gary has always presented himself as an articulate, knowledgeable professional. I cannot say the same for the mayor who does not follow protocol, does not listen and is antagonistic toward Gary and council members.

  • Thanks for helping food pantry

    To the editor:
    The members of Trinity Baptist Church would like to extend their appreciation to all the churches that came together and made our food pantry sing a success. For all the canned goods and money that was given, we are able to continue serving people in need. May God bless each and every one.
    The food pantry is open from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
    The Rev. Jim Taylor
    Phillip Stout,
    food pantry director
     

  • The truth about taxes

    To the editor:
    Taxes have always been a popular subject, and frequently the object of criticism, no more so than here in Sunset Beach, and often as a result of misinformation.
    Shortly after I began work as town administrator, I proposed the tax rate be reduced by 2 cents, which it was.
    Since then, there has been no increase in taxes (last year’s proposed rate was less revenue neutral). So, since 2007, town taxes have been reduced.

  • Didn’t hear you

    To the editor:
    A.D. 30- 33: “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38 NKJ)
    Jan.20, 1961: “And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” (John F. Kennedy)
    A.D. 30-33: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24 NKJ)

  • The power is with the people

    To the editor:
    Do we, the citizens of this nation, have the right to abolish our country’s government? The answer is we most certainly do.
    This right to overthrow our country’s government is defined and guaranteed in our country’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
    It is the right derived from our nature as free human beings endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • Thanks for story about church

    To the editor:
    Many thanks to Laura Lewis for the wonderful article she wrote on the church (Concord Methodist Church) and choir in the Feb. 7 edition.
    We were elated to see it on the front page. We enjoyed Laura’s attendance.
    Jim Crane
    Bolivia