• Thank you for Leland event honoring our local veterans

    To the editor:

    A big thank you to the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, the town of Leland and many other sponsors for the recognition of many veterans with a breakfast and program Saturday, Nov. 10.

    It was first-class with delicious food, a great guest speaker and many fabulous door prizes.

    We will look forward to next year!


    Virgil and Ann Batten


  • Time to restore unity, decency, tolerance, respect

    To the editor:

    Nov. 22 will be the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Let us all reflect on the words of President Lyndon Baines Johnson in a speech to the nation on the day after JFK’s funeral:

    “Let us put an end to the teaching and preaching of hate and evil and violence. Let us turn away from the fanatics of the far left and the far right, from the apostles of bitterness and bigotry, from those defiant of law and those who pour venom into our nation’s bloodstream.”

  • Thank you to St. Luke Lutheran Church Men in Mission

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency would like to say thank you to St. Luke Lutheran Church Men in Mission for their generous donation of $699.23 toward the ongoing support of the less fortunate in Brunswick County.

    BFA could not continue the level of support we strive to achieve without the ongoing support of St Luke’s Lutheran Church.

    Charles Jackson, BFA program manager


  • Fair is fair for county storm debris removal

    To the editor:

    We are writing in response to the letter to the editor in the Oct. 25 edition, “County shouldn’t pick up gated communities’ storm debris.”

    We take exception to this letter. We live in a gated community and pay county taxes, just like any resident who does not live in a gated community. We don’t pay less tax than you, possibly more depending on the assessments of the individual house/property.

  • Accomplishments as president are what matters

    To the editor:

    The letter by Susan Bridges last week was a beautifully stated articulate reminder of why I ardently support this administration. Liberal hypocrisy is amazing.

  • Time to accept Trump as our nation’s president

    To the editor:

    Regarding the letter in last week’s edition from Susan Bridges: I am one of those she categorizes as supporting “racism, sexism, environmental devastation, the devaluation of standards and lowering our status in the world.” I can tell you I am none of those things. I am a free thinker.

  • Sunset Beach taxpayers deserve answers on dredging

    To the editor:

    At Sunset Beach, taxpayers are now experiencing the second town council administration where five council members cannot agree to inform them of progress and costs of a two-and-a-half-year-old Shoreline Management Proposal, also known as “dredging.”

  • County storm debris pickup stipulations reasonable

    To the editor:

    I applaud the decision of the county commissioners to include gated communities in the debris pickup as a result of Hurricane Florence. The stipulations were very reasonable and practical.

    I do wish the commissioners had agreed to reimburse, at a limited rate, communities that chose to have their debris cleaned up by private companies located in Brunswick County. This seems like it would be a win-win situation and would assist the county in completing the cleanup.

  • Shallotte public works performs good work

    To the editor:

    About four months ago I stopped a town public works truck to tell them about a pothole on Pender Road at Glade Street. It was filled in the next day with some temporary filler but as rains came and went that did not really last and caused a lot of sand and rocks accumulated in that area. The only reason I mention this is I ride a motorcycle through that intersection.

  • Neighbors in county gated communities deserve support

    To the editor:

    I would like to address the gentleman who wrote the Oct. 25 letter regarding gated communities and his apparent misunderstanding and confusion of the functioning of gated communities. I quote him: “If one penny is spent for this, (debris pickup) then I want to be reimbursed from my property taxes that I have paid.”