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Letters

  • Do your duty: Vote in elections

    To the editor:

    As a member of the armed forces for 28 years, I learned a great deal.

    I learned all of us have a responsibility to our country and our community. One of the most important duties we all share is to cast our ballot in all elections.

    The upcoming Sunset Beach Town Council election is one of the most important I have seen in our community. We have the opportunity to change the tenor of the council and move toward a more positive image.

  • Headline misapplied

    To the editor:

    The heading, “Clowns War Against Icons,” affixed to my letter in last week’s edition, was misapplied. Clowns, as well as our flag, the Constitution, the military and the family, among others, are the icons. The cultural, social, media and political elitists are those who have and are warring against our national icons.

    I am grateful to The Brunswick Beacon for publishing most of my letters.

    John A. Donnelly

    Carolina Shores

  • Help save college financial aid

    To the editor:

    The future of college financial aid is in dire straits.

    Pell Grants, which ensure low-income students the opportunity to attend college, are under attack in Congress.

    The FY17 spending agreement passed by Congress in May 2017 rescinded $1.3 billion from Pell Grants. This plan cut the grant program’s surplus, which is funding needed to pay for grants when the congressional prediction for how much aid is needed falls short.

  • Thank you for great Sunset at Sunset

    Editor’s note: The writer is a candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Sunset at Sunset committee and to all the other volunteers that worked so hard to make the 2017 Sunset at Sunset Festival a fantastic success. I love seeing so many people come together to make Sunset Beach the great place it is to work and play.

  • Candidate gives mixed message

    To the editor:

    Political season has arrived and with it, the clutter of campaign signs.

    A candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council, Duane Lewis, proudly promotes he will “Make Sunset Beach Friendly Again.” Catchy phrase, obviously inspired by another “people’s champion” on the national stage (for now).

  • Anglers helped save man’s life

    To the editor:

    A round of applause goes to the fishermen Oct. 8 at Sunset Beach Pier. They were definitely fishers of men this day.

    A young man was fighting the surf when several men on the pier noticed his panic. They started yelling and waving, alerting beach goers to help. Several men pulled him to shore and EMTs were notified. You all rock!

    I’m also sending get-well wishes to the young man who was in distress.

    Donna Perkins

    Calabash

  • Beware of bad contractors

    To the editor:

    When was the last time you needed a contractor to get some work done in Brunswick County? For the past several months, I have been trying to get work accomplished after I purchased a metal building, but prep work needed to prepare the site for it.

  • Be engaged in town affairs

    To the editor:

    Here’s a dismal fact: Out of about 3,500 registered voters in Sunset Beach, only 1,100 voted in the last municipal election.

    So why don’t citizens of Sunset Beach vote in municipal elections?

    Maybe it’s the same reason they don’t attend town council meetings: it’s inconvenient, it cuts into dinnertime or it’s not important.

  • Backpedaling on park use

    To the editor:

    On a most basic level, I do not support Sunset Beach town property being used as a venue for a private business to operate for profit.

    I believe the park’s purpose is for the enjoyment of the citizens and guests as a recreational facility. As such, I can understand the park being used for special events.

  • Thanks for best Sunset at Sunset yet

    Editor's note: Signer Jan Harris is a candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Many thanks to all who made the Sunset at Sunset festival in Sunset Beach on Saturday, Oct. 7, such a wonderful affair. It takes a great deal of time, energy and dedication to organize such a large event, and the Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) wishes to commend organizer Karen Joseph, committees and volunteers for all their hard work.