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Another ' Red Herring'?
To the editor:
Carolina Shores, the beautiful res
idential community in
does have a sewer system. They ?U?
have a series of open ditches that by
the laws of physics and the grace of
God allows the stormwater to run
off and prevents the community
from flooding. The prevention of
uuGuiru ? the Ofljy numiw ann use
for these stormwater runoff ditches.
This is not a stormwater runoff
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the environmental experts have in
mind for control of this source of
What the experts, I think, have in
mind, at a minimum, is retention of
stormwater within a community.
From that point, testing for polluting
bacteria and treatment would be re
quired before release of the storm
If this is the case, then a communi
ty such as Carolina Shores may not
have the resources nor the space to
handle retention, testing and treat
ment of stormwater. It is conceivable
that a South Brunswick Stcmwater
Authority may have to be established
to share resources for this task.
Homeowners in Carolina Shores
might even be required to dike their
property, install gutters and down
spouts and run their sionuwatcii ioio
a septic tank type system with un
derground drainage fields to mini
mize the stormwater requiring reten
tion and treatment.
Of course, this is supposition. W?
don't know what will be required to
eliminate stormwater as a source of
pollution. That is why this whole ef
fort on the part of those opposing
the sewer system is so utterly ridicu
Stormwater. Uncontrolled growth.
Where are the other red herrings?
To the editor:
As ! scan through my yearly cal
endar. I can't help but notice the
days we celebrate, not including the
holidays. There is Groundhog Day,
President's Day, St. Patrick's Day,
Grandparents' Day, Mother's Day,
Father's Day, Labor Day, Veterans
Day, Memorial Day, Armed Forces
Day, Rag Day, Secretaries' Week,
Teachers' Appreciation Day, and
some i may have inadvertently
Don't get me wrong. I think these
are great Most acknowledge those
individuals who have worked hard
ami gave uuKimii!; u> give u? a
But there is one group of citizens
we have not honored ? our children.
Why don't wc have one special day
set aside to give them the VIP treat
ment (i.e. flowers, candy, a trip to
their favorite restaurant)? After all,
these little ones are our tomorrow.
I would like to make June 8 our
National Children's Appreciation
Day. Come on, parents, what do you
say? What do we work and strive for
a better tomorrow for. if not for
these precious little ones?
Agreed With Column
To the editor:
As a property owner at Sunset
Beach, we subscribe to The Bnu is
s vtck Beacon io :?iay in touch with
the local scene.
I enioved fFric Carlson's) column
a few weeks ago about his return to
the NRA. Good for him! I've been a
life member, 20-some years.
Just read his column in the May
12 edition about the "assault wea
pons" ban our esteemed Congress
folks so proudly passed. He ex
pressed my feelings exactly, only he
said it so much better than I could!
Keep up the good work. People
will wake up, hopefully before it's
John R. Loftin
Pieose Siow Down
To the editor:
This letter is directed at the per
son driving a new metallic blue
pickup on High Meadows Road
Sunday, May IS, at 8 p.m.:
'As were getting ready to lake our
children to get ice cream. They were
waiting outside playing w.'.h the I,
four-month-old puppy "Snuggle."
They had only taken their eyes off
him 2 short v.'fsilc.
Then tragedy struck. We heard
our 12-year-old daughter screaming.
My heart pounded as I ran for the
door fearing our 9-year-old son had
been hit by a vehicle, even though
we have instilled in both of them not
to play near the road.
Running out the door, I saw our
son running to the ditch. Their
beloved Snuggle had been hit by
you, unfeelingly. After all, it wasn't
like he had darted across in front of
you. He was just standing there. You
hit him with such n force you threw
him 20 feet.
Our son picked him up out of the
ditch to bring him to me with hope
in his eyes. Unfortunately, all I
could do was pet him as he laid mo
tionless, taking his last few breaths
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of life, with my daughter sobbing
and my son hoping, my heart as well
as theirs was breaking.
After saying our goodbyes, we
took them for ics cream, their eyes
watching every vehicle to see if it
was you. The only way I could get
them to sleep was having them read
a book to take their minds off their
sorrow, even though I had assured
them "all dogs go to heaven."
I too had trouble sleeping, won
dering if it had been one of my chil
dren, would you have at least tried
to stop? Would you have at least
blown your horn? Or maybe you
just don't care about any life.
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ful eyes as they waited for their
school bus while glancing over to
his grave, was not easy to bear.
Neither was watching the mother of
Snuggle, who came to visit every
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102 S. Second Street
Wilmington. NC 28401
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morning, as she went right to the
spot where it happened, even where
he had ianded. i know she was feei
ing the same pain as we were.
! pray that if you read this, or any
readier that travels unpaved rural
roads, to please slow down. It may
be just another animal to you, but
that animal is a family member to
someone else. And the next time.
God forbid, it may be a human life
To the editor.
Who says history does not repeat
A few days ago we read that Baid
Head Island would again be seeking
a gift of government funds to repair
their "public ' beach. Yet it was only
three years ago that the federal gov
ernment gave them the sum of
S450.000 for the same purpose.
They use the term "public" beach
rather loosely, knowing that access
to the island is difficult and expen
When federal funds are granted to
a state, I believe it is usual to clear
them through the U.S. senators of
that state. If so, the initial grant to
Bald Head Island had the approval
of our senators holding office in
! cite this fact in wondering where
arc the voiws Ui SciuiUn Helms,
Senator Faircloth and. yes, our state
representative. Senator Soles, re
naryjjwg p'jrChaSv Of 5 27X2 IsSuud.
To the best of my knowledge.
Rep. Redwine is the only govern
ment official to speak in favor of ac
quiring Bird Island for public enjoy
Dr. Arthur Templeton
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