Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: I didn’t know I was an environmental zealot until I read Sen. Goldfinch’s op-ed

I didn’t know that I was an environmental zealot until I read Stephen Goldfinch’s opinion piece in the Sun News. All this time I thought I was opposed to seismic testing and offshore oil and gas drilling for other reasons. (By the way I put drilling for oil and gas together because you can’t have one without the other. Like a horse and carriage they go together. Testing, which is proprietary information not available to the public, only shows the possibility of deposits. You have to drill to find out for sure. Deep Water Horizon was an exploratory drill.)

Letters to the Editor

Seniors want to keep rubber bridge

The Grand Strand Senior Center on 21st Street provides services to help the local senior population live meaningful lives. One program important to dozens of seniors is rubber bridge, which meets twice a week. This program has been established at the senior center for at least 15 years. Not only do many local seniors — some well into their 80’s find camaraderie and an enjoyable time, but the card-play also keeps their brains active. During tourist season, dozens more seniors from other regions join in the bridge games (for membership fees, of course), enhancing their Myrtle Beach experience.

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Opioid crisis is killing us — we need solutions

At a recent townhall meeting, Congressman Tom Rice pointed out the statistics we face with the opioid-heroin crisis, “2.4 million Americans struggle with opioid addiction, a 50 percent increase over the last decade. … If there’s 2.4 million people struggling with it, then we need a million more beds.” In the same article, The Sun News reported that in Horry County 49 people died from opioid overdoses in 2014, 78 in 2015 and 101 in 2016.

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S.C. Autism Society ready to help Myrtle Beach mother

I am writing this letter with a heavy heart, after reading the letter in your Oct. 5 edition from the Myrtle Beach mother with sons with Autism. The mom reported that she had been embarrassed and humiliated in the school car line, and that, in effect, the schools no longer would educate her children. She wrote: "Teachers no longer teach; they just judge."

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NRA doesn’t care about real Americans

The NRA should not just be an association that wants to put guns into the hands of everybody. It should be an association that helps us protect ourselves. This includes keeping guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them. While we can ask ourselves, does the government have the right to decide who should and shouldn’t have guns, there is little doubt that the private sector should be able to help make that determination.

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NFL players are ungrateful

As we all are well aware, President Donald Trump made his feelings known with respect to professional athletes kneeling during the playing of our national anthem to protest perceived social injustice. As expected, players took a knee.

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Myrtle Beach full of kind people

Recently, I was visiting Myrtle Beach and planned to pick up tickets for the Temptations early from the will call window at Alabama Theater to avoid a last-minute rush. With no one in parking lot at that time of day, I ran over an island that designated the next row of parking was at a different angle than the one I was on. Needless to say, two tires and beneath my car had a lot of damage.

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Time to restore faith in our elections

In the midst of a nation in a state of uncertainty and chaos, a Supreme Court decision maybe one that brings some stability to our electoral process. It could be the end to gerrymandering and restoration of a core principle of the Constitution, "one person; one vote."

Heather Elvis’ family reacts to Tammy Moorer verdict

After a verdict was reached in the kidnapping trial of Tammy Moorer, Heather Elvis' family responded with their thoughts on the trial and the verdict.