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Letters

  • Mother Nature yet controls Jinks Creek

    To the editor:

    When Mannon Gore platted Sunset Beach island with 50-by 90-foot lots, he had in mind cottages, not castles. He had in mind fishing skiffs and small boats, not 30-foot Grady Whites and yachts. The finger canals were designed to give cottage owners access to the marsh for fishing and crabbing with skiffs and small, shallow draft boats. And until the ‘80s, the island and its good fishing and crabbing remained open to these small craft launched from homes or from Sunset Boulevard.

  • Name road for servicemen who died in Vietnam

    To the editor:

    Regarding naming a piece of Brunswick County highway for men killed in Vietnam, it is difficult to understand how the naming of just five miles of Interstate 140 to honor the acceptance of civic responsibility by 10 young men that resulted in their death in Vietnam could be a bad precedent.

    Recognizing the sacrifice of one group doesn’t detract from the contribution of others, but it does dilute the significance and the sacrifice of these 10 men and their families by lumping them into a large group.

  • Thank you for supporting Wine Fest 2018

    To the editor:

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation would like to thank all of its 2018 Wine Fest sponsors.

    Donations of time, material and support were critical in making Wine Fest 2018 an outstanding success. Wine Fest sponsors are the reason we can offer a great event and in the long-term offer programs and exhibits to help further our educational mission.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council must listen to its residents

    To the editor:

    There was a Sunset Beach Town Council meeting May 7 where there was a report made by the consultant, Moffatt & Nichols, on the dredging scoping meeting held with state officials. This was followed by public comments when a number of residents got up and spoke on the subject of dredging. Many residents made a resounding plea to proceed with dredging of the whole area defined as the canals, bay and south and north Jinks Creek, giving clear access to the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Thank you for voting Benton in primary

    Editor’s note: The writer was one of three Republicans, including Robert Cruse and incumbent John Thompson, for the District 5 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education in the May 8 primary and faces Joanne Levitan in the Nov. 6 general election.

    To the editor:

    I want to thank Brunswick County residents for advocating for the students this week. I am immensely grateful to the family, friends and loyal supporters who generously contributed their time and effort to my campaign for school board.

  • May God bless and protect people of Israel

    To the editor:

  • A mitzvah at the Veterans Memorial

    To the editor:

    In the Jewish faith, doing a charitable act, a meritorious act or a good deed is called performing a mitzvah.

    There’s a place in Brunswick County where people often leave small tokens of respect and condolences: the Veterans Memorial at Sunset Beach Town Park.

  • God saved George Washington

    To the editor:

    Does God intervene in the affairs of men?

    George Washington’s part in the July 9, 1755, battle during the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years with his life in danger for more than two hours. The officers had been a special target for the Indians. Of the 86 British and American officers, 63 were casualties. Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.

  • Join in Hands Across the Sand

    To the editor:

    It’s said “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And, many thousands of words have been printed in this newspaper on the hot-button issue of offshore drilling, but it seems something more is needed to convince our elected representatives residents are truly concerned about the impact offshore drilling can have on our beaches and communities.

  • Re-elect Iler to state House

    To the editor:

    This letter is to express my support for Rep. Frank Iler’s re-election.

    As the House Majority Whip, it is my responsibility to know the members of our caucus. I can say without hesitation that Frank is a hardworking, dedicated legislator. He is a true conservative who has successfully fought for limited government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility.