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Letters

  • Good Samaritans on Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    My granddaughters and I were at Sunset Beach on Friday, July 18. Coming out of the ocean we saw our belongings neatly stacked on our chairs away from the approaching tide. Thank you so much to the unknown Good Samaritans for saving our things.

     

    Rita McLean

    Sunset Beach

  • Community makes CNA Week wonderful

    To the editor:

    Our community made Certified Nursing Week wonderful. CNA week was celebrated in June. The CNAs are not just the backbone of a nursing facility, but also a great addition to any community. The outpouring of donations from local business was amazing.

  • Pruden’s resignation a community loss

    To the editor:

    Thank you for providing me a public forum to express my disappointment in our Brunswick County school board. I met Edward Pruden when he was here to interview for our county’s school superintendent position. That interview coincided with the death of his first cousin’s husband, a member of the church I serve in Shallotte. Being the son of a prominent Baptist pastor, Ed did the right thing and stayed to attend the funeral and support his extended family.

  • Thanks for motorcycle safety support

    To the editor:

    The Motorcycle Safety Awareness Program (M.S.A.P) is taught as part of the curriculum of driver education classes throughout the state of North Carolina. The two-hour presentation provided to Brunswick County Schools is conducted by volunteer members of the local Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE and the Beach House H.O.G. Chapters. The presenters donate their time and material to teach our county’s young drivers how to SHARE (Safe Highways = Respect + Education) the roads with motorcyclists and other vehicles on the road.

  • Bring back military draft

    To the editor:

    Was Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, a coward or a traitor? Maybe any or all, but for sure, he was AWOL in a war zone. A washout for the good of the service after just four weeks in Coast Guard basic training in 2004, why was he in a war zone two years later? He is a poster child for the mistake of ending the draft after Vietnam.

  • Thanks for patriotic concert support

    To the editor:

  • Common Core state standards needed

    To the editor:

    North Carolina needs Common Core state standards because a significant number of high school graduates require remediation in their high-priced post-secondary work. Despite a high U.S. unemployment rate, technology companies in Silicon Valley are desperately trying to obtain work visas for foreigners to fill highly skilled jobs. Although implementation of the Common Core standards would address these problems, the political leaders in Raleigh have used several myths to reject the standards.

  • Rudeness unexpected at medical center

    To the editor:

    I recently moved to Calabash. It has been an adjustment as I am used to living in larger cities, but so far I find everyone to be nice.

  • Proper diet is a life-changer

    To the editor:

    I am 86 and have had a happy health incident in my life that I think your readers might like to know about. Some years ago, I went to an alternative care doctor who told me I was dehydrated and malnourished. She told me, as had a urologist, that I needed to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. That is a little bit more than I can manage now, but I am increasing my intake quite a bit.

  • Dispose of litter properly

    To the editor:

    There appears to be a false concept that I collect aluminum cans and recycle glass bottles. The fact is that I live on a “destination street,” which means there is one street into and out of this subdivision. Therefore, either my neighbors or their friends who have been disposing of their trash in my front yard really need to take note and find a proper way to dispose of their refuse.