Editorial: Two Topics: Flu and Carolina Beach Water Bills

By / Editorials / Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:00

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Keep The Flu To Yourself!
Those of you who are sick with the flu and venture out to spread your illness with the rest of the world are sad, hopeless inconsiderate souls. I was out shopping the other night and talked to a cashier who was describing a lady that went through her checkout line coughing and freely admitted she had the flu.
Cue the clouds of disinfectant spray as the lady walked out the door to continue spreading her influenza juices to the innocent unsuspecting masses. Some with flu shots, some without.
May I direct your attention towards this article: "30 Dead Due To Flu Virus In North Carolina From Dec. 28th To Jan. 3rd". Take your time... I'll wait.... no, please make sure you at least read the headline. So, if you learned nothing else it's that 30 people died as a result of the flu in seven days in North Carolina. Yet people still head on out the door pumped full of medication to keep on spreading the germs, potentially dealing out the death card in the checkout line down at the grocery store.
If you're sick and know or suspect that you have the flu, please stay home. You might kill someone. And get your flu shot.
Carolina Beach Water Bills
It's budget-planning season in Carolina Beach. The Town of Carolina Beach has a lot of projects underway and on the drawing board in terms of repairing our aging and long neglected water and sewer infrastructure. Yes, it's expensive and we all understand we have to pay that monthly bill to fund such improvements, but every time I have to shell out around $80 a month for my water, sewer, trash and storm water bill, I get cold sweats knowing the bill will most likely be gradually increased each year to cover the cost of our water and sewer system. While that looks fine on paper when leaders are voting on the annual budget, they should get creative and find a way to hold the line or at least ease the pain. There a lot of people on this island on fixed income or making just enough to live in this coastal community and social security checks and average pay are not on the rise.


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