• Don’t fight the traffic: turn right instead

    To the editor:

    I sympathize with Davey L. Stanley in his letter published last week concerning left-hand turns in Shallotte. Traffic congestion is something we face in towns and cities across the nation. Turning left across two directions of traffic under those conditions can be near impossible, not to mention dangerous.

  • Shallotte lacks legal left turn opportunities

    To the editor:

    For many hours each day, it is almost impossible to make a “legal” left turn onto Main Street in Shallotte. Many people, including myself, wait for a clearance that permits us to move into the center lane and then wait for a clearance to merge into the right lane. To wait for a clearance in both directions that would permit movement directly to the right lane might take longer than some of us old folks have to live.

  • Thank you for supporting Angel Tree

    To the editor:

    For a prisoner’s child, Christmas can be a sad and lonely time unless someone like you helps show them how much they are loved. An Angel Tree Christmas was exactly what Cassidy needed, and she’s not alone. There are thousands of children like her with a parent in prison. They need to know they are not forgotten.

  • Thank you for helping to honor our veterans

    To the editor:

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 503 of Calabash wants to say thank you to all who were kind enough to recognize and remember our efforts to assist, honor and remember our veterans with your generous donations.

    We would also like to thank Ace Hardware in Calabash and Wal-Mart in Shallotte for permitting us to distribute our poppies at their locations.

    Not to be forgotten, our wonderful volunteers braved the cold to assist in this very important fundraiser to assist our veterans in need.

    Kathy Howard

  • ‘Soon Will Be Arriving’

    To the editor:

    While other people in the world are starving,

    In America, on a turkey have been carving.

    God then told us to say,

    Have a happy holiday,

    And soon Christmas season will be arriving.

    James Thomas Horn


  • Thank you for electing Harris

    To the editor:

    I am writing to express my most sincere gratitude to the people of Sunset Beach who supported me during my campaign for a seat on Sunset Beach Town Council. I am honored to be elected to serve the citizens of Sunset Beach and will do my best to live up to that honor.

  • Rouzer fails to lead on tax reform issue

    To the editor:

    Our Congressman David Rouzer recently voted to approve the House version of the GOP “tax reform” bill.

    Unfortunately he didn’t take the time to objectively evaluate the consequences of his vote because if he did he would have learned a family of four making $40,000 per year would actually get a tax increase of $55, not a tax cut.

    Furthermore, the “tax reform” plan is estimated to increase the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion (that’s with a “t”) over the next 10 years.

  • Give thanks for all we have

    To the editor:

    As we approach Thanksgiving, I would like to share some thoughts with you.

    Thanksgiving can be broken up into two words: Thanks and giving.

    Let us give thanks for all the blessing we had received, blessings we have, and will be receiving especially all we take for granted like the air we breathe, things around us that fill all our senses, the beauty around us, waking up every morning to find we are so alive, our freedom/liberty and all the people around us. Let us give thanks not only on Thanksgiving, but all the days of our lives.

  • Don’t scrap H2GO reverse osmosis plans

    To the editor:

    On the eve of a local election that could spell the end of H2GO’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant project, I have and do firmly advocate for the continuation and completion of the project.

    Quite simply, I’m looking forward to clean water for the future.

    Municipalities using reverse osmosis treatment have the cleanest, purest water in the country.

  • End voter suppression tactics in N.C.

    To the editor:

    Our democracy depends on Americans exercising their right to vote.

    Voting shows we are proud to be Americans and brings us together. Voting is the one time we are equal. Your vote counts the same as the next person, even if he or she has 20 times your income.

    Voting is patriotic and it is our duty. Who can argue with these statements? Apparently, our Republican representatives in Raleigh.

    In 2013, the GOP-led legislature passed measures to make it harder to vote, especially for minorities.