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Letters

  • We have a lot to lose

    To the editor:

    When I go to the beach here in our beautiful beach resort area, I will tan in the sun. I tend to get darkened, bronzed.

    On the way home, because I do live in the neighborhood, I am pulled over. “Yes?” I ask. “Well, you looked suspicious.” “How so?” “Well, you know.”

    If I couldn’t get away with passing for white, I might have a good bit more to lose than a few, you know what I mean?

    Dominique Loewenstein

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Demand Rouzer support HR-1942

    To the editor:

    I emailed my congressman, David Rouzer, voicing my support of HR-1942 banning the export of horses from the United States to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada where they are processed for human consumption. Rouzer chairs the subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.

    Horse slaughter ended here in 2007, but irresponsible Americans continue to dispose of unwanted animals by selling them to buyers for transport across our borders. This fate befalls 150,000 to 300,000 animals per year.

  • Government allows insurance coverage discrepancies

    To the editor:

    Earlier in the year, I decided to put a new roof on my home because of leaks and other minor problems. The roof was 18 years old and I decided it was time. The cost was around $13,000. Since then, most all my neighbors have installed new roofs for a $2,500 deductible from their wind and hail insurance policies because of a storm that supposedly went through here sometime during July 2015. Most of these roofs were more than 20 years old and needed to be changed in the near future anyway.

  • It’s past time for Bolivia to get its due

    To the editor:

    Bolivia seniors, as well as other community members, are confused. Just what determines whether a community receives a playground for its children or a senior citizens’ center? When will Bolivia citizens be recognized for what they have contributed to the county? It is puzzling. We are constantly pleading for some consideration for our citizens. There seems to be unequal appropriations to the area in which our county seat is located: the town of Bolivia and areas in its vicinity.

  • Our people deserve better congressman

    To the editor:

    In the May 26 edition of the Beacon, there was a column by Congressman David Rouzer. It was entitled, “Remember Their Sacrifice.”

  • Praying for successful school year

    To the editor:

    The new school year will soon begin. We ask you to please pray for the caregivers, students and teachers. Put a hedge of protection around all our children as the new school year begins. Pray for your children returning to schools or colleges and the specific institutions they attend as well as children in your church. Where possible, lay hands on your children and bless them. Pray for wisdom, favor and good success.

  • What kind of America do you want to endure?

    To the editor:

    It seems Teddy Altreuter is living in the forgotten world of the past when the Democratic Party stood for the things she mentioned in her Aug. 11 letter. Briefly, she states, “…where law and order are both respected and strengthened.” Really? Better remind the many Democratic mayors of cities that try to strip their police of the ability to protect law-abiding citizens.

  • Letter claims merit response

    To the editor:

  • Thank De Vita for service to Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    To Lou DeVita and members of Sunset Beach Town Council: I want to thank you, Lou, for your years of service to the town of Sunset Beach. I know you and the council get very little praise for all you do and for all you contribute. I saw you sweating and shoveling in the park to make sure the Veterans Memorial was placed correctly and presented with dignity. I have seen you making the rounds at the town’s social and cultural events and read about your efforts to calm hot heads who would do harm to the community.

  • Bravo to heroin task force team

    To the editor: