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Today's News

  • Had good experiences at Jessie Mae

    To the editor: For the past four years, I have been interacting with the administrators and faculty at Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary in my capacity as chairman of the Nocha White American Legion Post 503 Auxiliary Americanism committee.

    What an uplifting experience for my committee members and myself. We were welcomed with open arms when we described the patriotic programs we would like to bring to the students.

    Most recently, we were invited to have a Veterans Day program in an assembly setting at the school.

  • Supports Obama

    To the editor: This Republican supports Barack Obama.

    The campaigning, voting and final counting is over and our new president-elect is Barack Obama. As a Republican, I recognize he will be our president, my president and every American’s president.

    In this I will support him; however, my support has boundaries and will come in the same form as that provided by Democrats to George W. Bush during his presidency; no less, no more.

    The one thing I will not and cannot provide Mr. Obama that was generously extended to George W. Bush is hate.

  • How did Obama win?

    To the editor: How did Obama win the election? Here is the way I see it. First, President Bush’s rating with the people was so low until he almost destroyed the Republican Party.

    Next, he invaded Iraq and Afghanistan by telling the people things that turned out to be false, killing more than 200,000 people and an unknown number of our troops. Finally, going to war with two countries that had never bothered us that had nothing to do with the attack on 9/11.

  • Training program reveals threat chances

    To the editor: In a training program at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, a HAZMAT team was dispatched to a facility near Southport after some people were stopped with suspicious materials the FBI felt might include nerve agents.

    Eight sealed bottles attached to a timing device were located, along with various containers with hazardous materials and guns. HAZMAT determined there were three highly lethal agents, including cyanide.

  • Thanks for help with wreck

    To the editor:

    My daughter, Erica and two other people were involved in a serious car accident in front of Brunswick Community Hospital on Aug. 15. One of her passengers was a 17-month-old baby.

    I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped and was involved in their rescue.

    Many thanks to all the people associated with Brunswick Community Hospital who immediately came out to help. I believe all involved are healing much better because of their efforts.

  • Reverend touched many lives

    To the editor: Thank you Mr. Jesse A. Bryant for your kind words in your letter to the editor in the Beacon during our time of grief for the loss of our father, the Rev. Norman Bellamy.

    He touched the lives of many people during his 90 years here on earth.

    He was a carpenter. He built the house we grew up in, two more he lived in and a house for me I still live in today, all with a blueprint only in his mind. He sawed boards, nailed nails, laid brick and tacked shingles.

    He helped build schools and churches along with his father, R. E. Bellamy Sr. He built

  • Just a few more icky things to worry about

     I’m not exactly a germaphobe—or at least I wasn’t until last week.

    That’s when the “Today Show” came out with an appetizing breakfast-time report about our nasty vacuum cleaners.

  • I’ve never been a person who is good at guessing ages.

    I just assumed my perception was altered from early on, as my own mother looks at least 10 years younger than she really is. I’ll look at people and try to compare them to her while guessing an age and am almost always a decade off.

    But I’ve come to find out I’m not the only one who lacks the skills needed to guess ages, and have had many people guess incorrectly when it comes to my own age.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incident last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    • A hit-and-run accident on Causeway Drive. A vehicle backed into a parked vehicle and left the scene.

  • Pennell named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—There are 18 Brunswick County Schools principals, but only one can have the honor of Principal of the Year.

    South Brunswick High School principal Vann Pennell was named Brunswick County’s Principal of the Year at an awards luncheon Friday.

    Pennell came to Brunswick County from Camden County, where he served as a principal and associate superintendent.