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Bailey right on Bikefest
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I never thought I'd say this but: for once I agree with Issac Bailey. Myrtle Beach leaders are only kidding themselves thinking television, news ads and on line advertising will keep people home next Memorial Day.
We have all read a tremendous amount of thoughts directed at the leadership (or lack of) in our county and the lack of respect that was experienced from guests last Memorial Day. I've read: Be prepared to obey our laws or else, to unreal routing of traffic in and out of Myrtle Beach downtown into the other bergs of our county.
I don't have the answer. I wish I did. I am very, very afraid that next May will be a war. One I do not care to fight. I will be loading up gear and grub before the Bikefest begins and will be laying low until it is over. I just hope it's not as bad as it's building itself up to be.
Bible holds answer
to nation’s problems
Re: Nov. 17 letter from Dianne Hardman, “America doesn’t need fixing, it needs healing through prayer”
Dianne Hardman’s letter certainly brings to mind 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Barry A Cox
Roundabouts could save
traffic delays, headaches
I frequently drive on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach. Often, when I get to the intersection of 17th Avenue South, the traffic light turns red with not a soul in sight. I sit for 30 seconds, waiting before the traffic light turns green.
This would be a perfect place to have what 80 percent of the countries throughout the world call a “roundabout.” Traffic circles are so efficient. They save time, save gas and save the environment. There are so many places in Myrtle Beach where traffic circles make sense. It is amazing that all over the world traffic circles are used extensively, but not in the United States.
cause unnecessary tieups
Could someone explain to me why the traffic lights on Farrow Parkway have a “Left Turn, Wait for the Arrow” on them? Possession of a driver’s license implies that the holder has the capability to deal with semis at 70 m.p.h. on Interstate 95, yet the same person cannot be trusted to know when it’s okay to turn left on 35 m.p.h. Farrow Parkway?
Many (most?) of the residents of the newer developments along Farrow are retirees, and, as such, do not necessarily have that much time left. I’d really rather not spend any more of that time than absolutely necessary sitting there looking at no traffic coming from the other direction, waiting for my “arrow.”
Christie’s not presidential material
if he allows inhumane pig treatment
As an attorney who practices animal law and as a board member of the Saint Frances Animal Center, I care deeply about how animals are treated. Given that South Carolina is one of the first presidential primary states, I think long and hard before supporting a candidate with my vote.
I support candidates that exhibit compassion for animals and support animal welfare issues. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, is considering whether to sign a bill banning gestation crates, which are used by the pork industry to confine breeding pigs. These crates are so small that pigs are unable to turn around and confined to this metal cell for life. Most credible experts consider such confinement inhumane and cruel treatment.
I urge all fellow South Carolinians who care about animals to voice their opinion and urge Gov. Christie to sign this bill into law. His office number is 609-292-6000. It certainly would behoove a potential presidential candidate to consider all of this great nation’s constituents. I will certainly be watching for the governor’s decision with great interest.
Bradley A. Floyd
Hardwick needs to ensure
all vehicles paying fair share
Regarding Rep. Nelson Hardwick's comments regarding a gas tax increase in The Sun News on Nov. 16, I have no problem with raising the tax as long as all people who use the roads have license plates on there vehicles.
This would include mopeds, golf carts that transport people back and forth to supermarkets and trailers that are used for boats and other utility uses. I have written Rep. Hardwick about this and he claims it would increase revenue by only $25 million. To me $25 million is better than nothing.