Your views on the news and editorials in your newspaper are welcomed.
Vote for Rod Smith
I am looking for an honest person to vote for council in Surfside Beach. I will not vote for someone who is a consummate politician who knows my name and that tells me what I want to hear but then votes the opposite way.
I want to vote for someone who is honest and direct. Someone who will tell me the facts, even when he knows that I might be against his position. A person that is prepared, diplomatic, honest and willing to listen to the public. A person who works with council members to develop a compromise solution to a problem that is in the best interest of the town. That person is Rod Smith. Please support and vote for Rod Smith in the Surfside Beach town council election on April 8.
Mid-Atlantic outer contintenal shelf could mean jobs
Today, there is a great deal of underemployment in our region. In order to combat this deficit, we need more industry and we need it quickly. I believe the oil and natural gas reserves found along the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf could be the “economic boom” this state’s been waiting for.
Three decades ago it was estimated the MAOCS contained 3 billion barrels of oil and 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and with new technology in place current surveys may demonstrate even greater quantities. I believe the MAOCS is a game-changer and could mean the difference between a sluggish economy with low expectations and a vibrant economy with a strong source of revenue and a wealth of high paying jobs.
We should at least consider conducting new seismic surveys to determine if the reserves are accessible enough to warrant future development of the MAOCS, it could bring real hope to our area.
Snowbirds treated differently
I would like to comment on the letter to the editor “Snowbirds feel frozen out by locals discount deals” (March 26). I, along with many friends and aquaintances, fully support the view that winter visitors are treated in a lesser way than “locals.”
In areas outside Myrtle Beach, this would be viewed as a form of discrimination, contrary to constitutional rights. It would be interesting to see a class action suit launched to see how the legal system would view such conduct by area businesses.
In the meantime, we and our friends do not frequent those locations that discriminate by treating us in a way different than the “locals.” We also urge anyone else to refrain from doing so.
In addition, we are also looking at different areas for our winter vacations that treat us in an equal way.
North Myrtle Beach
Marketing slogan a disgrace
Hopefully other folks in our community will have the same reaction as I to the recent marketing campaign of the Pelicans – our “family venue” on the beach. The new campaign slogan for those who haven’t seen it yet is the Pelicans “are flocking unbelievable.”
Well, I am in an unbelievable state that this is being used to encourage a family’s attendance to baseball games. From what I have been led to understand, this slogan is to be used in all marketing – including T-shirts and hats. I am ashamed of the Pelicans management for doing this. We are a community of decent people and how long are we going to bend over to our community values being turned into trash. Granted we have the men’s clubs etc., but the Pelicans is a “family venue!” I for one do not want my grandson/granddaughter wearing T-shirts of this sort or unfortunately even attending the games, because I am not sure how far this marketing piece will go.