• No reason to seek Trump’s impeachment

    To the editor:

    A recent letter stated President Trump’s actions border on treason, then called for his removal from office and urged the defeat of candidates who support, legitimize and enable him and his policies. It sounds like U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ rhetoric: impeach 45, resist, confront in public, get in their face. Unfortunately for all, the left is following this advice.

  • BFA thanks summer food program volunteers

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance wishes to thank the Brunswick County Association of Realtors, Second Helping OIB and Matthews Ministries volunteers for their participation in its Summer Food Program.

    This summer, BFA purchased 450 pre-packed bags containing cereal, pasta entrees, peanut butter and jelly squeeze packs and fruit — enough food for each child to have breakfast and lunch for seven days.

  • A poetic tribute to Aretha Franklin

    To the editor:

    To the editor:

    Knew from beginning

    Her mission was accomplished;

    For her stand so proud.

    Was quite a singer

    Who we are certain to miss

    For infinity.

    Seemed so soft-spoken;

    About her she had a way

    We will not forget.

    Sing some song softly;

    Have flowers at her service;

    With smiles can conclude.

    Will remember her;

    Had been courteous and sweet;

    So very polite.

    How much we love her;

  • Constitutional decisions should return to the state’s citizenry

    To the editor:

    In North Carolina, amendments to the state Constitution start in the General Assembly with the passage of a law and the language that will be on the ballot. In 2003, a lawsuit was filed challenging the language on the ballot, put forward by a Democratic controlled General Assembly, for an amendment allowing approval of tax increment bonds without voter approval. Voters have defeated this idea three times.

  • Tillis, Burr must support nominee for Supreme Court

    To the editor:

    Brett Kavanaugh is an outstanding choice for the Supreme Court. He is a respected and distinguished jurist and understands the limits on government power in the constitution.

    While Judge Kavanaugh has not expressed his opinion on Roe vs. Wade, note that the same people trying to stop his nomination are claiming abortion is a Constitutional right while telling us the Second Amendment is not.

  • Iler fails to answer constituent, support state constitution

    To the editor:

    I recently wrote to state Rep. Frank Iler asking him to defend his vote during the special session of the legislature to put six constitutional amendments on the ballot in November.

    The state constitution, much like the U.S. Constitution, is based on separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. Several of the proposed amendments are aimed directly at giving the legislature powers the state constitution reserves for the executive branch, the governor.

  • Thanks to county parks and rec for supporting team

    Editor’s note: The writer is the father of Daniel Rabon.

    To the editor:

    I would like to take the time to give a special thanks to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation superintendent Brian Moore and athletic coordinator Daniel Rabon for all they did for the Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys on our recent trip to Bossier City, La.

  • Flag theft is a symptom of our nation in distress

    To the editor:

    I believe our country is in great distress. I also believe we have a so-called president who is among other things disgusting, both morally and intellectually, a would-be dictator, a totalitarian, and an authoritarian.

    In the form of a protest, I have hung my American flag outside our home upside down.

  • Flags could help raise rip current awareness level

    To the editor:

    Regarding the story in the July 19 edition, “Rip currents kill two men in Brunswick County,” it makes me wonder what can be done to make our out-of-town guests more aware of rip current concerns at our local beaches. The availability of lifeguards has been discussed, but the cost is prohibitive.

  • Chain emails spread lies and threaten privacy

    To the editor:

    Twice within the past six months, we have received distributions of hate-spewed emails to groups of recipients where every email address was clearly shown as a cc. In each situation, a simple fact check clearly showed the subject matter to be false, untrue, distorted and fake.