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Cottage Renter Dislikes New Reservation
Fee > Says He's Through Visiting Here
To me editor
I thought it would take looker to
reach this lovely area than it has, but
after attempting to make a vacation
reservation with a local real estate
agency, I found that it has arrived
What is it? Greed Pure and simple
I tried to make a reservation the
other day for a two-week vacation in
September. After being told what
the cost of the two-week stay would
be, including a 9-percent tax, I was
informed that there would abo be a
$20 reservation fee. For what? To
write my name down in a book?
Give me a break.
For years I have felt that the vaca
tion renter gets the short end of the
stick. There is no protection for the
renter. When a renter makes a reser
vation, a 50-percent deposit must be
scut in. Toe ucpusti gucs umu an in
terest-bearing account, but who re
ceives the interest? Not the renter.
Even though the renter must sign
a rental agreement which protects
the agent to the hilt, there is not
even a guarantee the house you have
rented will be available upon arrival.
All it takes is for the owner, who
agreed to rent the house to you, to
decide to use the house, and the
renter is out of luck.
I've experienced the unpleasant
d of ??
agent's advice on renting a certain
unit that the agent says is "real
nice." Upon arrival, I found that "re
al nice" really meant "real bad" The
house I rented had linoleum floors
that were worn to the plywood, fur
niture that looked and smelled as if
it had sat out in ine rain for a muaih,
a picnic table with benches for a
dining room table, and a refrigerator
that had so much fungus and mold
on the door that I was afraid to put
my fishing bait inside.
It was my first time being able to
afford to stay oceanfront. The final
insult came when we went out on
the beach to fiad more chunks of aa
And now, at least ooe rental agent
at Ocean Isle Beach has deckled to
make a little extra off the vacation
renter by charging a $20 reservation
fee. What's next? I'm sure thai I al
ready pay more in taxes on the two
weeks I stay at Ocean Isle Beach
than most property xiwblM the
To the editor
lane 5-11 i
Safe Booting Week. Since
when Safe Boating Week
atarted by an act of
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rTcsKsemuu pcociimanon, tne
ber of recreational boats
from five million to 20 million na
tionwide. Over 70 million Ameri
cana will go boating in 1994.
An you know, them ia tots of
boating activity in Brunswick
County ? capecially now through the
end of the year.
mating ia fun, but
900 people loee their lives
every year in boating accident! The
numocr 01 Domn^ i8uiiu?s cxcccos
the nnmhrr of fatalitin in airline ac
i mmnwcial ahipprag aoct
Equal to taxable yield of
9.375% for NC resident.
You knap 100% of what you
; D. VoH
1025. Second! Street
dents and nil accidents each year,
according to National Transporta
tion Safety Board figures.
Boat fires cause a lot of injuries
and loss of property. Be sure to take
all the precautions when fueling and
operating your boat to prevent fires
Because most accidents are the
result of a capsizing, a fall over
board or collision in a small boat in
inland waters, and only one or two
peopie die at a time, boating acci
dents usually are overlooked by the
media. The people who die are just
out fishing, water skiing or cruising.
We need to reach these people
through the newspapers, radio and
television. I ask your help in spread
ing this important message and help
ing to save lives.
Dewey Adams, Commander
Shallotte River Power Squadron
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It's happened. State Road 1323,
now known as Ludlum Road NW,
was paved May 23.
After 44 years of doing all the
right things, paying taxes, working
hard, maintaining integrity in our
daily lives, paying taxes, giving con
uiiwjuua iu putmfiim, hiking
cakes for fundraisers and paying
taxes, we were always told we were
on the list ? we were next in line.
But then came Governor Hunt's
appointee (to the N.C Board of
Transportation) Odell Williamson in
1993. He was aware of the situation
with our road and, being a man of
integrity, he did the decent thing and
now, in one day, we have a paved
Wouldn't it be better if everyooe
would consider doing the decent
thing? Mr. Odell, all the peopie who
live on Ludlum Road thank you
from the bottom of our hearts.
Dorsey and Dork Smith
^ Ash pa
'Scum Of Th? Carlh'
To the editor
unless they are the "arum of the
earth," putting five little kittens,
about three weeks old, in a plastic
bag and throwing them in a dump
ster. Tint's exactly what they did
A lady found them and called one
of our members of the Brunswick
Animal League. The member called
roe. We lost four of them that day. I
took the other one and tried, but in
vain, to save it the next day.
God put man in charge of all ani
mals and my only hope is that this
person will feel the same hunger
pains in their belly as those little
babes must have feii. Just hope ibe
right one reads this letter. They are
lower than any animal in my book.
To the editor:
Alas our equality-minded liberals
will further oOtuscate educational
sanity if they prevail.
The latest pitch is a lawsuit
against the state to ensure equal fun
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is not the same as providing funds
equally on a per-pupil basis to each
The hitch is, local governments
can add what they wish to the state's
Ergo, some districts can pay
ifmiifrB 2 !c%
provide computers and equipment
poor districts cannot, and that perse
according to liberals is unfair.
With this kind of thinking we can
manufacture the Communist state
without violence: if the attte must
guarantee parity of expenditures, lo
cal governments won't add any
thing. And if the state must guaran
tee such parity, then federal govern
ment can disperse all the funds
throughout the nation for the same
The criteria liberals use is an in
sult to the intelligence: Equality of
teachers' pay or equipment does not
convert automatically into eqaatity
of educational opportunity.
ical equality of teachers' pay docs
not prove equal romprnsation from
one school district to another. Living
coats vary widely.
Computers do not cootribulB to
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good education in puouc scnoocs
wtete tne cincru ot tnmm g ad
discipline of the mind is to auquiie
SIGN UP NOW
FOR DRIVER'S ED CLASSES
Beginning June 13
for ages 14 17
Call now to register
MaB S ELECTRIC
VOLTAGE REGULATORS GENERATORS
REPAIR? REBUILT? EXCHANGED
Royal Oak Road ft Hwy. 17 N.. Shatotta
a i| . ? ? li? ? M ? M m ?nil
ro*j? Qiiiuic, manual ocxiciuy, rci*
soiling and ability to continue aetf
Fsncy or highly'tochoacal equip
meat never substitutes for the skill
of supervisors and leadien to teach
basks, without which the fancy win
dow rlrrning of technology is al
Moreover, the quality of educa
tioa cannot be measured by SAT
scores. There are too many intangi
ble aspects of mental giowth and
perspectives that contribute to any
pupil's future successes or failures
The criteria for ordering and judg
ing education these days are serious
ly flawed and this "equality" postur
ing is the measure of bird brains.
Karl E. Brandt
To the editor:
I just spent one of the moat enjoy
able evenings with West Brunswick
High School Band and Choral
Groups. They had their spring con
ceit Tuesday evening at Odeil
The entire piogiam was excellent.
If you missed it, your loss!
Thirty-five choral singers hanno
nfmrf iliwwt and enchanted the au
dience. Next was 19 Harmony
downs singing, dancing and a little
acrobatic maneuvers added to their
performance. All the costumes and
routines of both choral groups were
as good as say Broadway produc
The btad wss teniSc ?!*? We
were entertained by piano solo, pet
least, a jazz band. Bravo for all the
students and inatiin.1i.ws who partici
pated and worked ao long and hard
to prodnee such a fine program.
What community wouldn't be
proud of ao many talented and out
standing young people?
Helen L. Nelson
tendy left off a letter to the editor in
A letter praising "Hvmony," the
Wert Bnmawict High School rtxrw
choir, was written by Teah Osborne
of A*. "
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Stop in today and
ask about our
With our expanded
inventory of homes
can help you Jind
th* rinht home to
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Jit your budget
SAY I SAW IT IN
ought to be...
is Thursday. June 9.
for the July 4th
issue , coming June 30.
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