Wants Over Needs

By / Editorials / Friday, 30 July 2021 18:51

The Island is growing everyday, new homes, new faces and most of all new opinions. With that comes lots of different “wants.” Splash pads, swimming pools, parking decks, piers, bowling allies just to name a few are echoed daily amongst residents and visitors alike. All of those things come with a price tag, even with grants the upkeep and future financial burden always falls on the taxpayer.

But what about the needs; the need for better streets, the need for less flooding, the need for smarter growth, the need for decent tap water, the need for tactical spending? The deadline to sign up for Carolina and Kure Beach Council will end Friday, July 16th. Voters I urge you to take the time to research your candidates; think about what you would like to see for the future, is the candidate qualified or even really committed. Follow projects, planning and budgets being made in your community! Stay involved, attend or watch meetings, ask questions and be the best advocate for the place you are lucky enough to call home. Carolina Beach incumbents will not re-run for election and residents are faced with filling those positions and in Kure Beach all 3 incumbents will run for re-election but time will tell if they will run again unopposed! As of press time, in filing order Allen Oliver Kure Beach Commissioner Candidate, Deb LeCompte Carolina Beach Council Member Candidate, Lynn Barbee Carolina Beach Mayor Candidate, Craig Bloszinsky Kure Beach Mayor Candidate, John Ellen Kure Beach Commissioner Candidate, Vincent Losito Carolina Beach Council Member Candidate and Mike Hoffer Carolina Beach Council Member have officially filled with the New Hanover County Board of Elections.











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