Grand Strand staff helped in tough time
I've just been released from Grand Strand Regional. At 41 and in good health, I just had cardiac bypass surgery. That, however, is not the reason for this letter. I would truly like to publicly thank every person I came in contact with during my stay. I can't imagine it possible to have gotten better care in any way. The entire staff - from the surgeon, the incredible nurses, all the way to the cafeteria and cleaning crews - could not have been more professional, courteous and caring. Thank you so much for making a very scary time in my life as bearable as humanly possible. I offer this from the bottom of my heart.
David H. Crosland
Job woes here
Foreign labor turns off customer
Re Anthony Fore letter, "MB businesses should hire locally," June 20:
Fore wrote about 2,000 [foreign] students who go into his place of business alone. What about locals that these businesses are not hiring?
They expect the locals to support their businesses but won't give them jobs.
We were in my favorite restaurant a few weeks ago, and our server said, "Oh, I'm from Russia." Needless to say we haven't been back there since.
We have three grandsons and one son and one daughter who are unemployed. They not only bring foreigners here for a guaranteed 40 hours a week, the government lets businesses send our jobs overseas. I say if it's made overseas, make them sell it overseas.
Chamber staff offers great service
I would like to say thanks to the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau staff for the great work they do on our behalf (all chamber members) each day. We are so fortunate to have them. Working with the chamber board of directors over the past three years has been a real eye-opening experience. There have been many stellar board members who have proved to be tremendous assets to our business community and to the community as a whole. Marc Jordan's leadership and foresight have been awesome, and each employee of the chamber has shown remarkable professionalism in their field.
The owners of the businesses that are not members of the chamber are really missing the boat by not being part of such a remarkable organization. As an employer, I know there is no way to hire a team like the one at the North Myrtle Beach chamber. Being a member of the chamber is a very small investment with a tremendous return.
It has been an honor and much fun to have served on the board of directors for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to the continued success of this organization.
North Myrtle Beach
Attention to negative activity appreciated
This is to compliment Trey Paul and his supporters at TV station WMBF for their continuing exposure of the sex-oriented activities in the Grand Strand area. Eventually we may catch the interest of our lawmaking leaders enough to get some statewide laws passed along with enough funding to do some good.
Our Petition Against Obscenity currently has more than 1,000 S.C. signatures with an additional 26 from out of state in support of stronger laws. We need some of our lawmakers to step up to the plate in this matter and get something done to improve the image of South Carolina as well as our Grand Strand.
Citizens have to show ID all the time
What is the big deal about people having to show their ID in Arizona?
I am a legal American citizen, and I have to show my ID on a daily basis:
1. Stopped by police.
2. Making purchases with my credit card.
3. When I show up for a doctor's appointment.
4. When filling out a loan application.
5. When applying for/renewing a driver's license.
6. Applying for a passport.
7. When donating blood.
8. When applying for insurance.
9. When collecting a boarding pass at the airlines.
10. When obtaining prescription drugs.
I'm sure their are many more instances when we (legals) have to show our ID, so why is the Obama administration fighting the Arizona law?