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Letters

  • Ocean Isle Beach traffic frustrates both residents and visitors

    To the editor:

    Everyone living in the area is aware of the problem with visitors coming to the area Saturday afternoons. The traffic circle at Ocean Isle Beach and Beach Road was a good idea, but the real problem is getting across the bridge and onto the island.

  • Be sure of heavenly destination

    To the editor:

    We as Christians are commanded to be sure of our heavenly destination. “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble,” (2 Peter 1:10).

    We can be sure of our calling. “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son,” (2 Peter 1:12). “He who has the son has the life; he who does not have the son of God does not have the life,” (1 John 5:11).

  • Sunset Beach must address flash flooding on Main Street

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach is a coastal town and frequently has violent storms that deposit a whole lot of rain in short periods of time. This past storm was no exception and we have flooding on parts of Main Street regularly during the year. I have sent the town photos of this flooding and the mess it leaves for at least the past two years.

    We have lived at Sunset Beach for almost 20 years. We never had problem until the drains were, for some reason, changed by the town. There have been complaints ever since about how they don’t work!

  • Action plan more effective than possible assault weapon ban

    To the editor:

    Here we go with another non-gun owner, without knowledge of firearms, badgering Congress to make more laws to ban “assault weapons” after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. This is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to leftist propaganda put forward by anti-gun advocates. The ban won’t prevent shootings or save a single life, because as we have seen, the perps will just find a different weapon.

  • Why discourage new mothers’ breastfeeding?

    To the editor:

    With all the scientific evidence and the near-unanimous support of medical professionals worldwide, is there anyone on this planet who would not want to encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies, something the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “the normative standard?” Apparently, there is: our president, who is threatening trade sanctions against countries that are supporting a United Nations resolution to encourage breastfeeding globally. I am dumbfounded. Why?

  • Voters must move to quash House Bill 913

    To the editor:

    In the waning days of the legislative session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a proposed constitutional amendment (House Bill 913/Session Law 2018-117) that could significantly weaken one of the bedrock principles of American democracy.

  • Available info does not address Jinks Creek concerns

    To the editor:

  • Thank you for sharing B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop news

    To the editor:

    Our chapter would like to thank you for your support in getting the word out to the community about Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) B-17 Aluminum Overcast tour stop June 8-10.

    We appreciate the article and photos you placed in your newspaper to let the community know about the visit of this historic aircraft.

  • Many thanks from Pork Chop

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Pork Chop, our potbellied pig, we would like to thank everyone for the love and support the community has given us.

  • Benton should not serve as both councilman and mayor

    To the editor:

    All it took was one minute, 36 seconds. At the July 2 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, Dr. Greg Weiss was there with his wife. Weiss, the unopposed single candidate for mayor, was to be confirmed by vote and installed. He left two minutes later.

    Weiss, after personal interviews with each councilman, had already attended the previous June council meeting where he publicly presented his credentials, background, vision and hopes as mayor for Sunset Beach. He answered honestly and openly all questions from the dais and floor. He received an ovation.