• The mayor doesn’t get it

    To the editor:
    Our new mayor of Sunset Beach spent hours at town hall prior to his election gathering information from town records and talking with the town’s administrator. You would think he would have found out how North Carolina governments work and particularly the powers of the mayor.

  • Helping the homeless is an important choice

    To the editor:
    Why do we choose to help the homeless? The answer is simple. Why not?
    There are a lot of very good organizations including government organizations that assist families and the elderly but the homeless a lot of times seem to get overlooked and we think it is the church’s responsibility to help.

  • Fed up with trashy roads

    To the editor:
    I am a senior citizen living in Supply. I’m in love with this place. I’m very upset about the trash on the sides of the road.
    I come from the era of Lady Bird Johnson and America the Beautiful. I don’t know who is supposed to keep the road shoulders clean but it’s not being done very well.
    I believe to keep our town clean is a matter of respect and bridge of place. I am willing to form a gang of senior cleanups. In a world of big problems, this may be small but we can do something about this.
    Vivian Gibbs

  • Thanks to Brunswick Sheriff’s deputies

    To the editor:
    My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies who worked diligently in order to solve a crime that was committed in our home. Detective Mike Murray should be especially commended for his tireless efforts. His tenacity in following the leads related to this case overwhelmingly factored into the recovery of our stolen items. Detective Murray conducted himself in a professional manner and continually kept us abreast of the situation as it unfolded.

  • Occupiers point out inequities

    To the editor:
    I read with interest a recent letter disparaging the protesters of the Occupy movement across our country. Taking issue with Time magazine’s naming The Protester as its Person of the Year, the writer deplored the costs incurred on hard-working American taxpayers.

  • Time's up

    To the editor:
    Recognition by one’s peers and/or from the public has long been a reward well earned. Examples are receiving the proverbial gold watch upon retiring, Best Picture at the Academy Awards, top athlete in your sport, valedictorian of your class, Time’s Person of the Year, etc.  

  • Writer denies commissioner's accusations

    To the editor:
    This paper and other media outlets have labeled me a political activist, but in reality, I refer to myself as an involved citizen.
    This is our community and our government...of the people, by the people and for the people. I challenge any elected official when I feel they are off the mark. If you don’t believe me, ask senators Burr, Hagan, Rabon, Rep. McIntyre, the former Sen. Soles and all of the county commissioners.

  • Thanks for help after car crash

    To the editor:
    On U.S. 17 south of the Thomasboro intersection a few weeks ago, my SUV was rear-ended by another vehicle. The law enforcement and rescue personnel were most efficient. I want to thank the young lady and gentlemen who would not leave until the law enforcement arrived and they gave their statement as to how the accident occurred—especially you, Tara, for giving up so much of your time when I knew you had other things you would have liked to have been doing.

  • Heirs of that first revolution

    To the editor:
    These are words spoken by our president shortly after taking his presidential oath:
    “The world is very different now...and yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe: the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God. We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.”
    -John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jan. 20, 1961.
    John A. Donnelly
    Carolina Shores

  • Mary Brooks

    Mary Alberta Brooks, 91, of Shallotte, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Autumn Care Nursing Center in Shallotte.
    A funeral service was set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Shallotte. Burial was to follow at Angela Faye Cemetery in Shallotte.
    Arrangements by Peoples Funeral Home of Shallotte Inc.