• 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.

  • Thank a school board member

    To the editor:
    School board members exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure schools are providing the best education possible for the community’s children. That is why we are taking this opportunity to recognize them during School Board Appreciation Month in January.
    School board members are citizens whose decisions affect children—what they learn, who will teach them, and what kinds of facilities house their classrooms.

  • Hale Swamp column: A good read

    To the editor:
    Thank you to Stacey Manning for the interesting piece on Hale Swamp Road. Although this area does not have the best reputation in some circles, I have lived here 25 years and own a business on that road. There is very little trouble in this area, thanks to good law enforcement and the majority of us who are law-abiding and keep a good eye out for any trouble.
    Your article had some funny points to it, but it does show that you were listening to people who may not have a clue as to what is going on. Gossip is not always the best source.

  • Act of kindness brings thanks

    To the editor:
    I want to thank the person at Cape Fear Surf Shop in Holden Beach for taking the time to mail a check to me that I dropped in the store while shopping there. They enclosed a note but did not give a name. It was a small check but the act of kindness was big.
    Ted Rivenbark
    Holden Beach