• Meaning in the message

    To the editor:

    On a recent ride into town, I found myself behind a car with a bumper sticker that read “Support Our Troops.”

  • Are your resolutions Eternal?

    Many of us will be making resolutions to be carried out next year. How  

    many will consider resolutions for our Eternal Life? Eternal life resolutions  

    are easy but for some will be impossible.                                      

  • Flotilla fundraising greatly appreciated

    To the editor:

    Once again, Michelle and Charles Griffin have exceeded our expectations with their fundraising. The OIB Flotilla raised over $32,000 for Brunswick Family Assistance Inc. The Toys For Tots celebration looked like the toy department at our local Walmart. They could not do all of this without the help of some special people like Cheryl Wilson, Kristin Agner and Debbie Tucker. Many thanks to all of you for working so hard for such a good cause.

    Linda and Bill Sing

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Support climate change, impeachment

    To the editor:

    There is only a faint hope our two U.S. Senators, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, can step out of the partisan position on climate change that Donald Trump denies is happening. These senators should be voting for greater efforts to reduce our country’s reliance on fossil fuels and encourage rapid development of alternative energy sources.

  • Blind justice

    To the editor:

    Lady Justice wears a blindfold and balances two scales as a symbol of how the justice system should be fair and grant everyone a just trial with an open mind without any prejudice or bias. The primary duties of a judge are to uphold the law, see justice served and interpret all evidence to dictate a fair verdict. But in the case of Will and Alison Smith v. Margaret Taylor estate, the Brunswick County justice system has taken the word “‘blind”‘ to its most literal interpretation.

  • Jesus is the way to pray

    To the editor:

    Eternal life is the greatest gift ever given. Have you received it? It’s free. You can be certain that you have eternal life and will go to heaven when you die. God wants you to be sure!

    The Bible says: “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life,” (1 John 5:13).

  • Act now on S.C. 31

    To the editor:

    I was happy to see the front-page story in last week’s edition about the Carolina Bays S.C. 31 extension concepts (the extension of S.C. 31 into Brunswick County). Any of the nine mapped proposals would change or affect U.S. 17 from N.C. 904 to N.C. 130 in Brunswick County (from McDonald’s to the Shallotte interchange by Lowe’s Home Improvement). The proposals can be located at ncdot.gov/projects/carolina-bays-parkway.

  • Name blame game

    To the editor:

    Mr. Zalles’ recent letter about being ashamed of the word “plantation” being associated with St. James Plantation got me to thinking. Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes not.

  • Brunswick County needs a better road plan

    To the editor:

    On Dec. 3-4, NCDOT gave a presentation on Project-5876, the extension of S.C. 31 into Brunswick County with nine options of preliminary corridors.

    Each of these nine paths dumps the traffic from S.C. 31 onto U.S. 17 with major disruptions throughout the county, including up to six new interstate design intersections on U.S. 17 as far north as the intersection of N.C. 130 and U.S. 17.

  • Consider holiday donation to help seniors

    To the editor:

    My name is Jim Fish and I am writing on behalf of seniors throughout Brunswick County who will benefit significantly from any donation to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. that you might consider during this holiday season.

    Your donation will assist BSRI in providing meals, programs, heating, incontinent supplies, medication assistance and other vital services for our most vulnerable citizens: our seniors.