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Letters

  • Our nation needs prayers

    To the editor:

    Pray for Ferguson, Mo., where rioting, looting and racial turmoil have reigned for several days since the shooting of young Michael Brown by a policeman. Pray for God’s peace and calm to return to Ferguson. May the spirit of God bring shalom over this city, and many other cities in the U.S., where violence and death have become a regular occurrence, taking the lives of many young people.

  • Holden Beach safety hazards still remain

    To the editor:

  • Carolina Shores employee issue is not over yet

    To the editor:

    Regarding Dave Jones’ letter in the Sept. 4 edition about Carolina Shores officials: He is totally correct in his letter about their action regarding Jerry Franklin. I have yet to find a resident who does not think Franklin did an excellent job at the recycling center.

  • Go all in against evil

    To the editor:

  • God is not dead

    To the editor:

    Is faith the only explanation a Christian can give for the hope he has in God? 1 Peter 3:15. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

  • Mayor has facts wrong on swimming pool issue

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has his facts wrong on swimming pools in Palm Cove. No zoning applied to Palm Cove ever permitted swimming pools.

    In 1992 the owner of Bird Island proposed to develop the island. The Sunset Beach Planning Board created a special zoning district, CR-1, to accommodate the owner’s wishes. This zoning allowed clubhouses, parking lots, swimming pools, private beach accesses, etc. 

  • Carolina Shores officials defy people’s will

    To the editor:

    As a Carolina Shores resident, I had hoped the days of political skullduggery in our town were in the past, but apparently we are suffering again with politicians who think they can wield power and do whatever they want. Am I wrong or did a large group of our residents go to a recent town meeting and voice their desire to keep Jerry Franklin as the manager of the town recycle center? In addition, were not a large number of letters written to town officials expressing support for and residents’ desire to retain him?

  • Rip current signs should be more visible on Holden Beach

    To the editor:

    I live near Holden Beach and have for many years now. My kids and I go to the beach every chance we get. A few weeks ago, I was walking up the steps at the east end to get on the beach and noticed this sign and thought, “Why is this sign not noticeable?” And this is just one of the problems I’ve found on the beach, like public showers not working or steps and walkways broken or falling apart.

  • Let oceanfront property owners decide on pools

    To the editor:

    Thank you for your opinion about oceanfront pools at Sunset Beach, but it’s not clear to me is why anyone but oceanfront property owners should be concerned with this issue.

    My husband and I have owned an oceanfront house at Sunset Beach since 1985. While we would never want a pool on our acre of property mainly because of the high insurance costs associated with a pool, I feel my neighbors have every right to build one if they choose to do so.

  • Kick off school year with kindness

    To the editor:

    While visiting my grandparents in Ocean Isle Beach, my grandmother read the article below to me that she had seen on Facebook with suggestions for how to get your school year off to a good start. It’s all about being nice to classmates and how to make them feel more comfortable at the beginning of school. My grandfather had the idea that printing this information in the newspaper might be helpful for all kids going back to school soon.