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Today's News

  • Campaign signs in state rights-of-way violate law

    State law prohibits any advertising signs in public rights-of-way, but that doesn’t always stop eager politicians or their supporters from placing “vote for …” signs there during election season.

    According to state statutes, “It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect or place any advertising or other sign, except regulation traffic and warning signs approved by the Department of Transportation, on any highway or the right of way thereon or so as to overhang the right of way.”

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Kidnapping on Bridgers Road; suspect was forced at gunpoint into the trunk of his car.

    •Embezzlement by malfeasance at First Bank; suspect used organization’s funds for her personal use. She reportedly paid the money back when confronted.

    •Larceny of property on Shallotte Avenue; suspect took 37 items worth $14,965 from victim’s property.

  • So your 401(k) tanked? Read this and feel better.

    Our unfulfilled expectations are a major source of unhappiness in life. So, after a lot of 401(k) funds tanked last week, folks are feeling poor.

    Walking a mile in another guy’s shoes generates an appreciation for our own circumstances. America is blessed and everyone knows that.

    Here is a true story about people in Kosovo. They have experienced a dramatic reversal of their fortune after we stood up for them.

    The Widow of Markova Village

  • Supply Elementary starts Asian Culture Club

    Supply Elementary School now offers education about Asian culture. The Asian Culture Club, made up of 17 fourth- and fifth-grade students, meets after school every Friday to learn about China, Korea and Japan through Internet research, literature and guest speakers. The club received a grant from Donors Choose to purchase literature and get guest speakers from Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and Western Carolina universities. Workshops are based on Taiko drums, calligraphy, tea ceremony, Tae Kwon Doe, Kung Fu and karate.

  • Responds to creationism and schools debate

    To the editor:

    I have never written a letter to the editor before but I felt compelled to respond to the Oct. 9 letter about creationism in school. I am a Christian also and while I see their point of view, I can only say, with all due respect and love, I don’t agree.

    The Bible says in Isaiah 55:10, 11: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from Heaven, and returneth not tither; but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.

  • Country could sink from proposals

    To the editor:

    Your choice in November is simple. Obama/Biden want this country to continue as an assisted-living asylum. Go sit on the front porch and rock away your remaining years in peaceful bliss, leaving everything to them.

    The liberals already have the federal government managing your educational system, the environment, food consumption and car manufacturing, and now the financial and mortgaging industries. Next is your medical health. You are too stupid or demented to adequately care for yourselves.

  • Why let the Republican legacy continue?

    To the editor:

    With so much talk about the upcoming election, I couldn’t help but wonder why an election is necessary. Consider the following:

    Our government was established with three branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Basically, the executive is the presidency, the legislative the Senate and House of Representatives and the judicial is the Supreme Court.

    Republicans have controlled the presidency for 20 of the past 28 years.

  • We're headed in a bad direction

    To the editor:

    I have forgotten the exact date, but in mid-September Barbara Stanley (no relation) had a letter published in The Beacon concerning the Bush administration and the awful mess he has gotten our country into.

    I would like to congratulate Ms. Stanley. Her letter was informative. She knows what is going on in the world and the people behind all the trouble our world is in. I wish all Americans knew as much as she does.

    Our country is bankrupt, and the dollar, or should I say Federal Reserve Note, is headed toward being worthless.

  • Superintendent's Corner: Democracy’s Promise: Educate Every Child

    We find ourselves at the beginning of the 21st century with the greatest educational challenge in the history of our great country. Many Americans do not place the same value on education, as did citizens of past generations.

    We must regain the commitment to public education that has almost vanished during the past few decades. What has happened to the American dream? And if American adults have stopped dreaming, who is modeling the urgency of an education for our youth?

  • Join anti-annexation group

    To the editor:

    In response to Joseph Pasulka of Southport—www.fairannexation.com (FAC) is the site you should join.

    At present, the site lists all North Carolina representatives who have or have not supported HR2367 bill for annexation moratorium.

    Sen. R.C. Soles (D) of District 8 refused to sign the request to Sen. Rand to send HR2367 annexation moratorium bill to the Senate floor. You can be mad at the mayor, and the both of us can be mad at Soles.

    Arthur Weisgerber

    Calabash