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Letters

  • 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.

  • Bless our nation, all God’s children

    To the editor:

    As we celebrate America’s birthday, we prophesy as we pray God’s blessing for our nation. We fill the heavens with sounds of rejoicing and praise for the uniqueness of America and its call as a beacon of freedom down through our history. We honor the founders who gave us our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We cry out for great awakening and return to the foundations that make America a land of liberty and prosperity. We declare honor for God in all our institutions, and that our nation will continue to be favored and blessed.

  • Mind canines in summer temperatures

    To the editor:

    When it is 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car will spike to 89 degrees in just 10 minutes and 104 degrees in one half hour. Imagine sitting in a car with a fur coat on in these temperatures. Never leave your dog unattended in a parked car during the summer months. Even if you park in the shade with your windows cracked open, the internal temperature of your car can heat up in no time at all, putting your dog at serious risk for heat stroke and death. Cars can rapidly reach life-threatening temperatures, even on mild days.

  • Carolinas Shores residents have options

    To the editor:

    Have all the residents of Carolina Shores really spoken their preferences about the recycle/convenience center? Certainly not! All of the opposition we are hearing is from a select group of cohorts, the same group that a few years ago banded together to remove Gere Dale as a commissioner.

  • Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Sunset Beach Concert Series, for allowing local charities the opportunity to introduce concert attendees to local nonprofit organizations that work to make our community a better place.

  • USA is a nation 'under God'

    To the editor:

    John Trumbull’s painting, “Declaration of Independence,” represents our nation’s “road to rebellion” and the courageous stand against the tyranny of an unjust ruler, our eventual victory and the formation of this great country, the United States of America.

    No other time in history has the creator so clearly selected and placed such rare men of wisdom together for such a glorious cause: the beautiful words of our declaration divinely inspired.

  • Stop trashing golf community

    To the editor:

    After many years of neglect by the previous owner, the new owners and staff of Carolina Shores Golf Course are working hard to bring the course back to its former glory — and it is an uphill battle primarily because of golfers and the property owners.