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Today's News

  • Why is pity deserved?

    To the editor:

    I read the article about Mr. Hill with great interest. Aside from the fact those closest to him and those exploiting him for his athletic abilities chose not to recognize the warning signs of his downward spiral, one must wonder why this young man’s story evokes such pity.

  • Jones is a good candidate

    To the editor:

    Having almost 40 years experience in education, John Jones is an excellent candidate for the Brunswick County

    Board of Education.

    Having been a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, Jones would be an asset for students and faculties. He is a Christian, husband, father and proud grandfather. He is a personable individual who is eager to serve the community.

    Jones is more than qualified and will be available to dedicate his expertise to all facets of quality education.

  • Effects of past can be seen today

    To the editor:

    Fifty-two years ago on Oct. 23, 1956, a small crack appeared on the mighty Soviet Union’s brutal hold of the Eastern Nations. At a rally in Budapest, Hungarians marched to their magnificent revolution. This small nation (about 10 million) found the incredible bravery to challenge the Soviet Union.

  • Could Democrats be pro-life?

    To the editor:

    In light of recent revelations regarding the illicit national voter registration drive by ACORN, I believe Democrats should become the pro-life Party.

    Currently proud to be the abortion party, Democrats sow the seeds of self-destruction. They facilitate the infant murder of potential party members; thus, they now have to rig voter registration to maintain membership.

  • Hospital could become V.A. center

    To the editor:

    As we prepare for the new Brunswick Community Hospital, I have an idea. Can we get Congress, state and county officials to make the arrangements to convert the old Brunswick Community Hospital into a regional V.A. Center?

    We are seeing an increase in the number of veterans living in Brunswick County and this can be one way to honor and serve them, by reducing the drive to Charleston, S.C., or Fayetteville.

  • BFA in need of help

    To the editor:

    I am a long time volunteer for Brunswick Family Assistance. BFA and its volunteers have worked hard every Christmas for the past 27 years to bring Christmas spirit, joy and happiness to more than 1,000 children and seniors in Brunswick County.

    I have volunteered for the past seven years and am hoping to help again this year. I have learned BFA does not yet have a building to distribute the thousands of Christmas Wishes it has received this year and the event may have to be cancelled if one cannot be found soon.

  • What happened to checks and balances?

    To the editor:

    It is truly disheartening to watch our country descend from the proud individualism and moral strength that once characterized our society into the debased state of an increasingly socialized and passive society we see espoused by the acceptance of Obamaism.

    I served in the military for 30 years and observed firsthand in many parts of the world the destruction wrought by the insidious effects of socialism. Frederick Hayek carefully depicted these effects in his book, “The Road to Serfdom.”

  • Soles worse than McIntyre

    To the editor:

    A month or so ago, I wrote a letter regarding Mike McIntyre. I criticized him not so much for what he has done or not done in the name of the people of the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina, but for the length of time he has fed at the public trough, plus the fact he was a member of the Democratic Party.

    With the publishing of that letter, McIntyre called me at 9 p.m. on the day following and in a subdued voice excoriated my conclusions that if he did not believe in abortion-on-demand, gay rights or gun control, that anyone who is adamantly

  • N.C. Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach

    This weekend marked the N.C. Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach. For the full story, more photos and the winners of the oyster stew cook-off, the oyster shucking contest and the road race, pick up next week's issue of the Beacon.

  • Dee Hill's fumbled futureVideo included

    West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher had no idea why the sheriff and three deputies showed up at school, demanding to see Dee Hill, a then 18-year-old known student athlete, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.

    Fletcher was even more confused when he saw a deputy place Hill in handcuffs and escort him off school grounds in the back of a squad car.

    Hill had been arrested and charged with burglary, kidnapping and larceny.