June 27 AP article reported that Trump threatened to tax Harley-Davidson "like never before". It's outrageous and vindictive that Trump will threaten an American company and American workers! Shocking!

Moderate Republican Justice Kennedy chooses now to resign. Obviously, Trump will nominate and his lapdogs will approve an anti-abortion, hard-right successor. He could wait until after midterms. Why now?

Good article June 28 on demise of fishing stocks. NC only state on East Coast that permits inshore gill nets. No evidence of game wardens. No wonder fish stocks decimated!

In response to those worried about the children of the illegal immigrants in "cages," open your homes. Take as many as you want. Win for you and the children!

WPD makes over 30 drug arrests. Not one Hispanic name on the list!

SN, stop using the term lawmakers when decisions are changed affecting citizens. If Republicans override our governor's vetoes, call it like it is and name the party responsible, Republican.

Buzzards’ complaints about non-use of turning signal well justified. Nearly as bad -- no headlights when windshield wipers are needed. Solution? Traffic citation resulting in suspended license until road test is passed.

Still trying to figure out Trump's fervent base. Could it be all about their daddies? Prejudiced, loud, vindictive, arrogant, bully, "only I can fix it", unapologetic, stubborn, insulting.

Can't understand continued coverage of over-the-hill Tiger Woods. More interesting would be articles on Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, who have been struggling lately.

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, U.S. as we have know it for 30 years will never be the same. We lose a voice that at times left and right disagreed with.

The article on Road to Recovery for cancer patients was nice but they neglected to say that you have to call 3 days in advance to get a ride.

I drive a truck and motorhome, so sit up high and see inside many vehicles. I can attest that distracted driving is at epidemic proportions. Put the phones down!

Belville Commissioner Joe Breault accomplished many good things, but, sadly, he has a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde personality. With his resignation, perhaps the animosity between Belville and Leland will dissipate.

Most families at border are fleeing unspeakable horror and have legal right to try to seek asylum in US. The heartlessness of this administration (and many Buzzards) is appalling.

I’m proud I voted for Trump. We need toughness in this country. I’m tired of supporting people who refuse to work hard and take care of themselves. Self pride down the tubes.

I’m sick of politically biased rulings by the Supreme Court. Require 80 percent Senate approval of nominees, meaning acceptance by both political parties, to fix this.

Progressive drivel calling 500,000 NC citizens “cowards” for carrying concealed weapons absurd. Firearms are like parachutes. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll likely never need it again.

An accident of birth made us Americans. An accident of birth made DJT rich and apparently anointed him. Hasn't every compassionate American considered the alternative accidents?

Sean Hannity blames Barack Obama and Maxine Waters for Annapolis newspaper shooting. Turns out shooter’s motive wasn’t political. Hannity should retract. He won’t.

One of the Benghazi murderers got a 22 year prison sentence. Didn't hear a word about it. Was it because his last name wasn't Clinton? Not important to you, Trey Gowdy?

The experienced adult staff is gone. An inexperienced Trump acts on impulse, anger, shoots from hip with no logical planning. Advisers include Bolton, Pompeo, Miller, and FOX News. Help! Help!

In 2016, 90 percent spent on political activities by the public-sector unions went to Democrats. This is proof of bias and hiring discrimination.

Story about heroic cop jumping into the dirty Cape Fear River to save drowning woman should have been on the front page instead of buried on Page 8.

Sean Hannity blames Maxine Waters for Maryland newspaper office shooting. Really? Please don't tell me you get get all your news from Fox.

Given recent events, perhaps it’s time for Belville to bury the hatchet with Leland and settle the court case with Leland/H2GO before Belville taxpayers get saddled with damages.

Are any Trump supporters worried at all that he is alienating our allies at the same time he's having summits with known dictators? I'm very worried.

Congress going on another week’s vacation while toddlers are kept in secret detention centers away from their parents. Good grief. Do your job.

Trump/Putin meeting planned. Trump should ask for a set of the plans and specs for the Berlin Wall so he can model his border wall after it -- guard towers and all.

While the French are retrieving the Statue of Liberty, as one Buzzard suggests, Mexico must come and retrieve the millions of their illegal immigrants refusing to adhere to our immigration laws.

I was startled to hear a weatherperson say "one hundred four degrees," which is grammatical. Weatherperson was not from around here but somewhere where most drivers use their turn signal.

Future historians seeking to determine what caused the collapse of the United States of America will have to look no further than the Republican Party.

Notice photos of people holding a fish they’ve caught; you never see their elbows. That’s because their arms are stretched toward the camera, to make puny fish look like monsters.

Through treaties and international agreements, we have obligations to asylum seekers. Sad that this administration denigrates these responsibilities -- trashing NATO, NAFTA, TPP, G-7, WTO, UN, etc.

Just got ripped off at our local mafia hangout -- AKA, the ABC store! Bought a bottle of bourbon for $52.95. Same bourbon in next state $37.99. Next state $33.99. Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

Depending on how things go with lawsuit, a decision in favor of Leland and H2GO could wipe out Belville’s general fund. If I were a Belville taxpayer, I’d be concerned.

Helped a white, English-speaking Canadian to citizenship years ago. Cost $5,000 over five years, plus attorney fees then. Yet you demand desperate, disadvantaged people "choose" the legal route?

Dems want to eliminate ICE. Will Coast Guard be next? Or maybe US Marshals or ATF agents?

Buzzards keep quoting “Give us your huddled masses.” There has never been carte blanche acceptance of “huddled masses” until recently.

The abolition of ICE is the latest rally call from the left. I'm embarrassed for them.

Topsail baseball parents, you asked for an investigation and you got it. Any more questions? You've been a little quiet lately!

Bracing for change on Military Cutoff as a headline was certainly worthy of mention to those thousand or so who witnessed what can happen with a little hiccup out there.

Almost every garment sold in US is made in Asia. How many in Asia have a tag that says made in USA?

GOP shouldn't have to spend much on election advertising. Foul-mouthed entertainers, hysterical paid protesters, and unhinged Democrat members of Congress are making it a slam-dunk victory without it.

Dredged sediment from Carolina Beach lake or elsewhere should only be disposed in a certified lined pit. Please protect our fragile coastal environment from more hazardous waste!

How long are we going to talk about voter fraud when the federal, state and local officials say it is miniscule? Stop using this as a tool to require voter photo ID.

Most Americans are not opposed to immigration but it appears that the media is adverse to placing the word illegal before immigrants.

Our temporary income tax cuts will be neutralized by the retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries on our exports. All will lose. Thanks for nothing, Mr. President.

Most beneficial aspect of The Buzz is the fact it provides a "thumbnail" of citizen's opinions. One can always write a differing opinion and, hopefully, it will also be printed.

The vast majority of freeloaders in this country lean to the left. Very little work ethic.

I am delighted to see that Sunny, Salty, Sweetpea, Shorty and Sissy are all true patriots.

Liberals are so bent on allowing illegals into the U.S. Let them go to the border, take a family home permanently, feed them and give them their money. Problem solved.

Dems can blame/thank themselves for Justice Kennedy leaving with their love for him tied to a string. Who can blame him?

Looks like Billy & the Rubber Stamps, aka, Wilmington Planning commission, city council, mayor will approve virtually any high-density development in spite of pitiful infrastructure, citizen objections, and common sense. Two councilmen showed guts and voted "no".

Unless you insanely believe that every other driver within hailing distance is a psychic, use your turn signals. Life you save might even be your own.

To the "Kill the Buzz" letter of June 30, you attack the editor for allowing a letter you do not like. Is that the way it works? Print anything as long as you agree with it?

He who knows naught, and knows not that he knows naught, yet continues to rant, is a fool -- shun him. If the shoe fits, wear it! There are many shoes.

Why do I have to share the road with bicycles? They don't pay road taxes.

To Buzzards asserting separating parents from their children is just since they're coming where they are not wanted, I pray they never experience destitution and desperation.

Don't kill the Buzz, increase the number and publish on Monday and Tuesday. I miss it. Some people need to learn more tolerance for opinions other than their own.

Trump exuberantly proclaimed that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat." Per intelligence officials, NK is not removing stockpile, and is working on their facilities. Naive, gullible, Mr. Negotiator!

Kudos to SCOTUS for upholding trump's travel ban. Now we don't have to worry any more about all those Muslims from North Korea trying to get in here!

To Buzzard re: nations proudly singing their anthems at World Cup: Watch Spain. Most players are from Catalan and do not sing the Franco anthem. They want to secede.

2000 kids separated from parents at the border. How many thousands of kids separated from criminals in U.S. jails? If you can't do the time, don’t do the crime.

Puh-lease! Spare me your sanctimony. Do I deserve to be an American? Americans have always accepted the fact that prisoners don't get to take their kids with them to jail.

Democrats calling for the end of ICE. Mexican drug cartels must own them.

Let's separate all kids from anyone that has committed a misdemeanor. Then we'll see how many of that 45% supporting border policy change their minds.

Curious about the word “anoesis” in the comics. I found it online; “A state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content”. Perfect description of progressives.

Donald Trump is tearing this country apart, just like Putin planned. It’s time to put party aside and do something before this country is destroyed.

Trump is most certainly racially insensitive in his remarks, but also most certainly not a racist in his actions (despite the border issue where he only enforced the law)

Trump met with Kim; gave away the store; got nothing. Now he’s going to meet with Putin. How much will America lose this time? The art of the deal? Pathetic!

Let all the protesters sponsor, house, and support the immigrants. Problem solved. They stop Protests stop.

Contrary to left’s hysteria, persons arriving at US Point of Entry legally seeking asylum are NOT arrested. Most don’t return for hearing. Check facts, not rhetoric.

One new Supreme Court Justice may be the deciding person over major social issues for the next several decades. Does that sound like a great way to run a country?

Find it amusing that Cal Thomas considers himself a global warming expert. Leave it to scientists, Cal, and stick to getting paid for writing conservative nonsense or, better yet, just retire.

All of the people out there whining about the treatment of illegal immigrants, "read the long standing law." If you want to help the legals, bring them to your house.

Regarding letter “Kill The Buzz” (June 30): Cowards you call us? We call it prudence. Too many violent leftist nut jobs out there willing to retaliate against anyone daring to criticize their twisted ideology.

In reference to StarNews columnist. 35% voted for the little red hen, 35% voted for the duck and goose. Kudos to the 16% that produced the grain!

$915,430 for a path under a bridge. And I thought speed bumps and road diets were a little far-fetched.

USA doesn’t need to change its immigration policy. The criminal governmental enterprises of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico are to blame for the mass exodus to our country.

Perhaps one day we'll see we needed Trump. We needed Trump so that women everywhere would decide enough is enough and join together. Keep running for political office, ladies!

Other than Trump, who wanted this tariff war? Tariffs are nothing more than a type of sales tax on the people. Congress, stop this crazy tariff war.

Road congestion continues to grow in ILM. Apartments developments are the cause. Gridlock is the ultimate result. In ILM, we develop any land that isn't under water!

Children of divorce and without fathers in their lives may have a tougher row to hoe than immigrant children separated temporarily from their parents. Just a thought.

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders make fun of Gov. Cooper and the powers they have stripped from him. If and when the tables are turned, they might not be laughing.

Whose bright idea was it to start a trade war? Trump's trade war will increase our taxes, make us a world of enemies and leave us with a huge debt. Dumb.

Like many of today's Latin American families, the Holy Family fled its homeland to avoid persecution. Thankfully, the Pharaoh's name wasn't Trump.

Our society faces many difficult issues. Debate is welcome, but name calling is childish. Before you send a Buzz, read it out loud. If it sounds childish, it is.

If Trump is so good at hiring the best people, how come he has the worst turnover rate in staff and cabinet members in 100 years? Bad business.

Very poor leadership by Superintendent Markley to announce principal changes on the last day of school. It was also unwise not to have an open application process for Hoggard.

How can Republicans condone Trump's actions when he attacks and belittles a former Rep., President and a Senator who, unlike Trump, put their lives on the line in service to their country?

Trumplers in favor of placing kidnapped immigrant kids in Trump's gulags? How do they treat their own children?

Trump has all but abandoned Syria. Allowing genocide to continue and his pal Putin to establish a strategic military presence in Middle East. Got to wonder what Putin has on him.

Amazing how many Trump supporters hide behind the Bible. Sorry folks, you cannot have it both ways. POTUS is evil.

Beautiful Clean Coal was a lie. Mexico paying for his wall was a lie. Would Mexico paying for Duke's coal ash clean-up be truth?

Trumpsters' acceptance of hate and vile language from the president and intolerance of anyone or anything not to their liking is sadly becoming a plague on America.

The man trying to row from Norfolk to Scotland says he’s doing so to raise money for mental health treatment. That’s appropriate.

Mr. Trump, give Duke Energy $5 billion to clean up "clean" coal ash, because you think clean coal is better than clean solar and wind energy, climate change is fake news.

A Buzzard laments the left's alleged acceptance of hate and vile language. Trump revels in hate and vile language. He and the country will pick what he's planted.

Trump brings out the worst in his opponents, causing them to trip themselves up, solidifying his base. Liberals need to remember Michelle's words: "When they go low, we go high!"

It’s been suggested before, but in light of ever-increasing rip current rescues, this warrants repeating: Imposing heavy fines on those rescued after ignoring posted warnings would dramatically reduce these rescues.

We liberals are over the Hillary loss, just can't get over the blind support of a self-centered, egocentric leader who is only interested in pleasing the minority.

Mitch McConnell’s intense dislike of President Obama took precedence over love of country and rule of law.