• Agrees with Kriz column

    To the editor:

    This is in follow-up to the Jan. 17, 2019, Nomad's Notes: “Manufactured wall crisis threatens to bring us all down.”

    Lindsay Kriz hit the nail on the head stating the issues the president should be dealing with: drugs, gun violence, systematic racism and climate change, rather than manufacturing a crisis so that he can get what he wants so he can prove to a couple of TV people that he's not a weak person.

  • Doggone good write-up

    To the editor:

    I thought Dr. Ernie Ward’s Jan. 17 column, “Do dogs go to heaven?” was absolutely terrific.

    Three of my children lost dogs in the last few months (Orbi, Libbie, Ellie and Sixer) so I forwarded the column to them. I am sure they shared the column with their children.

    I lost my lab Homer (a Dr. Ward patient) two years ago and I know in my heart Dr. Ward is right: they do go to heaven!

    With all the nasty stuff in the news, this was a feel-good pleasant change in reading material.

    Thank you.

  • Dredging Jinks Creek an environmental risk

    The well conceived effort in Sunset Beach Town Councilman John Corbett’s presentation to address the effects of climate change is a worthy suggestion of a possible framework for long-range planning. But planning for immediate present needs should be a priority.

    As we know sea levels are rising and storms are more frequent, causing severe flooding and property erosion. Hurricanes Matthew and Florence are two recent examples.  

  • Assimilation trumps a wall

    To the editor:

    Our country really does need a good system to prevent people coming into our country without a reasonable processing program. We do need to sort out people coming here for bad reasons. A wall is just a symbol of hatred for immigrants.

  • Stop playing political games with government

    To the editor:

    The inability of our elected leaders to compromise has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

    I am proud of my work as a federal employee in service to the country I love.

    Federal workers nationwide are forced to stay home or work without pay waiting for the government to reopen. They are no longer able to provide the services upon which our fellow Americans rely.

  • A formula for building wall, ending shutdown

    To the editor:

    How many of you who are employed outside the federal government consider yourself a non-essential employee? I don’t see too many raised hands. What would happen if your boss reclassified your job as non-essential? Out you’d go! So, how do you think those 800,000 federal government “non-essential” employees feel about their self-worth (pay check not withstanding)? Not too hot, huh?

  • Government shutdown makes families suffer

    To the editor:

    While we can all argue about the cause or causes of the government shutdown, the fact is families are suffering.

    In several publications across the country, an average wage of $37 per hour was cited for workers who are not receiving pay. This was a disservice to those workers. That makes some folks talk about them being paid too much.

  • President Trump does represent all Americans

    To the editor:

    This is a response to the letter by Robin L. Van Vliet and the opinion piece by Lindsay Kriz.

    President Trump does represent all Americans, not just himself. I am glad he is our president and doing what he needs to for our great country.

    Disagreeing with him does not mean he does not represent you. He appears to be the adult in this whole situation. He does what he thinks will protect all Americans, not just his supporters. He knows this could mean he does not get re-elected, but he still does what he needs to do.

  • Trump needs to represent America, not just himself

    To the editor:

    Elected by the people of the United States to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, Trump doesn’t realize he is president of all people of the United States. This isn’t Trump’s government; it’s the government of the United States, “by the people, for the people and of the people.” President Trump works for us.

  • Opposition to offshore drilling justifies behavior

    To the editor:

    Staff Writer Brian Slattery stated in his Dec. 27 column that, in his opinion, I “acted like an ass” when I spoke at the commissioner’s meeting.

    Dear editor and fellow citizens of Brunswick County: I’m more than willing to “act like an ass” every day if it will help in any way to prevent offshore drilling.


    Billy Stewart

    Oak Island