• It’s not about where you’re born

    To the editor:
    David Rouzer believes being a native North Carolinian makes him more qualified to represent the 7th Congressional District. He begins an ad standing next to a sign, “Made in North Carolina, For North Carolina.”
    As a veteran who was not “Made in North Carolina,” but chose to make North Carolina home, I am disturbed. Am I not for North Carolina?
    This is 2012, and we are a mobile society. Many people relocate to other states because of the military, a job or family.

  • Seniors need good centers

    To the editor:
    I slept good last night and woke up this morning with my eyes still closed. Finally, I got them pried open; then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I passed 88 years several months ago and I am still going.
    I tell my friends I’m doing fine
    Slipping a little but getting further behind
    Had some money set aside
    Gasoline took it all for a ride
    Beyond that I’m doing fine.

  • Vote in support of Marriage Amendment One

    To the editor:
    As I listen to the news, read the papers and talk with folks on the street, I realize there continues to be confusion and uncertainty about how to vote one’s convictions (whatever they may be) concerning the marriage amendment. Here are several things to consider:
    1. The following phraseology, approved by the General Assembly, is what will appear on the ballot: “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”

  • Don’t be biased, elect who’s best

    To the editor:
    The next president has a major job to save the republic, the economy and to see that our national security is the best it can be. The next four years will be the most important period of our country.

  • Watch where you’re going, Carolina Shores

    To the editor:
    I read the complimentary article by the mayor of Carolina Shores on the coverage of the Arbor Day celebration at our town. I am sure Laura Lewis is aware of the meaning of Arbor Day, but a little history would not hurt.

  • Who are we to define perfect?

    To the editor:
    If North Carolina passes Amendment One and defines marriage as one man and one woman, we will be making a strong statement that we view homosexuality and polygamy as bad, not just in our state, but anywhere and everywhere they exist.

  • Fire chief lit flame to get firehouse going

    To the editor:
    April 9 was the dedication of Sunset Beach Firehouse No. 2— a beautiful building—actually an award-winning building for energy and environmental design, a building of which the people of Sunset Beach and visitors need to be proud.

  • Tree City award should go back to Forest Service

    To the editor:
    It was nice that Carolina Shores celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree and accepting a Tree City award from the North Carolina Forest Service. The mayor gave a speech on how important trees are in our life, providing oxygen for us to breathe and homes for many kinds of wildlife, while students from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and town residents listened.

  • Cost of health insurance affects us all

    To the editor:
    If a person goes into a grocery store and fills up his cart with groceries, can he walk out of the store without paying? If that same person goes to the hospital in need of treatment, can he leave without paying?
    When a person goes to the store and fills a cart full of broccoli, why does he have to pay? He pays because there is a government mandate, a law, which forces him to pay.
    When a person leaves a hospital without payment and the cost is passed on to others, what is that called? By definition, this is Communism.

  • Thank you for supporting marriage amendment

    To the editor:
    We would like to express our sincere thanks to Brunswick County commissioners for your recent stand on marriage and it being defined as “one man and one woman.”
    We realize our country is and has been in a moral freefall for some time. It is truly refreshing to see a group of elected officials taking a “Godly” stand for the institution of marriage.