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Today's News

  • Concerned about traffic congestion

    To the editor:

    I read the article in the Brunswick Beacon about the redesigning of the causeway (on Holden Beach). I was particularly interested in the start of the causeway between Wings and Exxon and Walgreen’s being built on the opposite corner.

    I am a property owner in the Holiday Haven development and am concerned about the congestion at that area. My proposal would be to put in a traffic circle, which would keep the traffic flowing at all times.

  • Dune loss sad

    To the editor:

    I walked along Sunset Beach and Bird Island this morning and was amazed at the loss of sand dunes after our recent storms.

    Particularly distressing is the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island. The mailbox and bench are now inaccessible atop a large dune with no way to get to the location without a sheer climb up the 7-foot dune.

    I hope someone will relocate this wonderful Brunswick County beach tradition, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, to a more accessible location on the beach.

    Carol DeLude

    Calabash

  • Bush isn't to blame

    To the editor:

    For weeks, we have heard the Democrat theme about failed Bush policies causing the financial crisis.

    The truth is Obama and the Democrats are lying to the American people about the causes. This is all about home loans to people who could not afford them, with no financial review and nothing down, and Democrats pushing banks to do more. It started in the Carter years with the Community Reinvestment Act and helped along by ACORN’s attorney Obama winning a lawsuit against a bank because they were not making enough of these loans.

  • Supports Judah

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter in support of Christy Judah, a candidate for the Brunswick County School Board.

    I have known Christy for almost six years and know her to be an honest, hard–working, caring and extremely intelligent person.

    Christy spent 30 years in the North Carolina education system, the last l8 years in Brunswick County, and has a master’s degree in education and counseling.

  • No annexation

    To the editor:

    I would like to drive a flatbed truck to the Southport mayor’s house, load it up and move it to Navassa. I am quite sure the mayor would object: “If I wanted to live in Navassa, I would have moved to Navassa!”

    That is probably the same response she would hear from victims of her annexation scheme: “If I wanted to live in Southport, I would have moved to Southport!”

    The mayor and her cronies apparently peer at the map saying, “Those folks must have a lot of money. Let’s get it!”

  • What's best

    To the editor:

    Some years ago our school board interviewed hundreds of superintendent applicants from all over the country and then carefully selected their pick of the litter.

    During this person’s short tenure, many in the community felt the board selected well. The school system seemed to be working and The Beacon and other media sources had to search out controversy and negativity elsewhere.

  • Liked 'Sunset'

    To the editor:

    We just wanted everyone associated with Sunset at Sunset to know how much their hard work is appreciated.

    Many volunteers worked on the success of this event for many months. Sponsors contributed their time, made donations and contributed to other areas of which we aren’t even aware.

    We feel a special thank you is due to the person responsible for having the United States Marine Corps Band perform. What a special treat for our little town of Sunset Beach.

  • Due care needed with high-tech directions

    Last month, a motorist had to abandon ship seconds before his vehicle got stuck and clobbered by an oncoming train on the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

    Jose Silva drove himself into such peril on purpose. The reason?

    His global positioning system told him to go that way.

    Oh, that’s a good one. Try that one the next time you’re involved in a vehicular mishap, especially if it’s your fault: “My GPS made me do it, Mr. Officer. Sir.”

  • What’s happening on Shallotte’s Main Street at 3 a.m.?

    Humans behave like wild animals in that we are territorial and have established game trails.

    Predatory creatures use the game trails of others to set up their next meal.

    If we left footprints where we walk every day, it would become apparent that we are creatures of habit and rarely break away from our established routines.

    Regular sleeping schedules are needed in order to maintain our mental and physical health.

  • Former sheriff finally takes responsibility

    After years of doing things the wrong way, former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett took a step in the right direction Monday afternoon.

    Standing before peers, friends, family, attorneys—and some naysayers—Hewett publicly addressed the charge he had criminally obstructed justice in a federal investigation into his tenure as Brunswick County Sheriff.

    Before U.S. District Judge Earl Britt, Hewett said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.

    Finally.