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Letters

  • Senator should not get tenure

    To the editor:

    I am a Brunswick County resident and this election has me very concerned for what might be a mistake on the part of the citizens here. State Sen. Bill Rabon holds the N.C. State Senate seat and he has done nothing to help our district for the last two years. He seems to have one thing on his agenda and that is to be voted in for another two years so we, the voters, will be paying his tenure for life. That’s right, four years and he is paid for life.

  • Rabon seems to follow own political agenda

    To the editor:

    I have been living in Brunswick County for about a year and a half, and have been following local issues and politics in the news. From the reports and talking to other folks in the county, I get a picture of state Sen. Bill Rabon as arrogant and lacking concern for the citizens of District 8. He seems to be working on his own agenda and leaving us behind. Perhaps he expects to be re-elected because he is a Republican and has been elected in the past. I don’t think that is good enough.

  • Shame on Calabash commissioners

    To the editor:

    Calabash should be ashamed of its recent board of commissioners meeting. The recent passing of Commissioner Emily Distasio left a hole in our community, but this board didn’t miss a step. At the first meeting since Distasio’s passing, they appointed a new commissioner to the board, moved the photo of the departed commissioner out of the way and proceeded with business as usual.

  • Get off the middle of the road

    To the editor:

    There is a line in the British-made spy movie, “Page Eight,” starring Bill Nighy as Johnny Worricker as an MI-5 analyst, that clearly explains the consistently pathetic outcomes of the ideological and political conflicts of left versus right, of liberalism versus conservatism, and most assuredly the disastrous consequences of the last two presidential elections: People who stand in the middle of the road get killed.

  • Who do you believe in Sunset Beach?

    To the editor:

  • Tillis legislature hurts area, state

    To the editor:

    We all know that Robin Hood took from the rich to give to the poor. Thom Tillis and his merry band in Raleigh have it in reverse. There is no better proof than their actions in formulating the budget for North Carolina: reductions in spending for public education, adding sales tax to services previously exempt, requiring nonprofit agencies to collect sales tax on fund raising events, eliminating the “back to school” two-day sales tax moratorium and shifting the tax burden from electrical co-ops directly to consumers as a sales tax.

  • Participate in candidates' forum Oct. 21

    To the editor:

    Washington is dysfunctional. Raleigh is out of step. Brunswick County is ineffectual. As we circulate in Brunswick County, we frequently hear comments like these expressed. The question for you as a citizen is what responsibility do you have for this state of affairs and will you go to the polls in the upcoming election as an informed voter?

  • Stop stealing campaign signs

    To the editor:

    I travel on N.C. 211 quite often and I have observed political signs for state senate candidate Dr. Ernie Ward placed along the highway, only to be completely gone the next day.

    This has not happened once, but several times. It is extremely disturbing to me and I’m sure many others. It is against the law.

    There is some very dirty politics going on here. Where is the honesty, integrity and respect for the opposition? It makes me sick.

     

    Barbara McLane

    Sunset Beach

  • Early childhood education unites diverse voters

    To the editor:

    A new bipartisan poll shows there is an issue that unites all North Carolinians: early childhood education. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state, including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and home visiting programs.

  • Shallotte roads need some work

    To the editor:

    Shallotte’s roadside is a nightmare, even on Halloween, specifically when you try to get to Home Depot, Belk and BB&T in Shallotte. The only way in is one entrance off  N.C. 130. I was turning off  N.C. 130 trying to go to work at the garden section of Home Depot awhile ago and nearly got run over. The truck behind me almost ran me over when I had to slow down while approaching the entrance. The entrance has terrible ruts and holes in it. You are taking your life into your own hands going through it.