• Inadvertently or not, commissioners pulled one over on the public

    At their Nov. 21 meeting, Brunswick County commissioners approved a one-time bonus for county employees.
    While they commended employees for hard work, commissioners were mum on saying those bonuses also included payments to each and every one of them.
    That’s right, the same board taxpayers expressed frustration with last year for pocketing $50 each time they attended a meeting—and some of them attended lots of “meetings”— gave themselves a nice thousand-dollar cash bonus for the work they’ve done.

  • Sherrill is a good man, public servant

    To the editor:
    This is in response to Mr. Lepsig, who said, “Mr. Sherrill…may have showed his true and honest feelings toward the people he represents.”

  • What’s happening to our money?

    To the editor:
    As Nov. 30 (the end of the official hurricane season) has passed, we in Brunswick County can be thankful that again there was no significant property damage this year due to storms. In fact, it has been quite some time since a major storm had a considerable impact in Brunswick County.

  • Thanks for supporting band

    To the editor:
    On Sunday, Dec. 4, many of you attended our holiday concert, “Celebrate the Season!” and we can’t thank you enough. You were a fabulous audience and we enjoyed performing for you.

  • Don’t be ashamed of the savior

    o the editor:
    We should share our faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins for our eternal life because He commanded us to. Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”

  • Donations make great gifts

    To the editor:
    Feeling the Christmas rush, but don’t know what to give your friend? They already have everything they need and most of what they want.
    So how about a donation to your favorite charity in their name? We have many local ones that need help, including animal rescue groups like RACE, SOAR and Paws-Ability.
    How about the men who pick up your trash every week? And don’t forget the newspaper delivery person, the post office delivery person, your dental hygienist, beautician and others who provide a service all year long.

  • Stay out of local politics

    To the editor:
    Responding to Mr. Lepsig, who said, “For 30-some years, I have had a second home on Sunset Beach.”
    I won’t question that, but records indicate your most recent acquisitions were in 2004-2005.
    How many days per year do you reside at your second home? Until Sunset Beach is your first home, leave the local politics to the local yokels (local resident of a rural place).

  • Ideas for old hospital building

    To the editor:
    You asked for any suggestions for how to utilize the old hospital. Well, for what it’s worth, here’s mine:
    I am a senior citizen. I recently moved here to be with my daughter. I was in hopes of finding a low-income housing development for seniors, but they are few and far between, and no one ever moves out if they do manage to get in. The only way to get in is if someone passes away.

  • Thanks for helping others in need

    To the editor:
    On Friday, Nov. 18, I was privileged to witness the overwhelming generosity of those living in Brunswick County toward their neighbors in need.

  • What makes a town?

    To the editor:
    What makes a town? Definitions describe an area in which residents earn their living through industry, commerce and public service with schools, churches and restaurants. A town is a community with strengths and support.
    The town of Carolina Shores does not meet that definition. Annexed neighborhoods remain separate. Residents of other towns say folks never stop arguing, and that our town is filled with rancor.