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Letters

  • Still no need to hunt gators

    To the editor:

    I attended the forum on alligator management recently held in Bolivia. I thought the presentation by the staff was very well handled.

    Despite it being an open meeting, very few were in attendance and yet the staff thought it had been one of the best-attended forums.

  • Story didn’t adequately summarize comments

    To the editor:

    My public address comments at the June 6 meeting of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen were not adequately summarized in the June 15 Beacon story on that meeting.

    I addressed the board about three matters. The first was concerning the problem created on Shallotte Avenue by adding the sidewalk, which caused mailboxes to be placed too close to road, making it nearly impossible for two vehicles to meet each other safely. I did mention the construction traffic, but that was because having large construction vehicles on the road exacerbated the problem.

  • End-of-Grade testing times make no sense

    To the editor:

    I was disturbed by what I encountered recently while monitoring/proctoring a fourth-grade N.C. End-of-Grade mathematics test at an elementary school in Brunswick County at the end of the school year.

    The test was three hours in length. It started at 9:38 a.m. By 10:18 a.m., one brilliant student had finished the test. A few minutes later, another brilliant student had finished the test. Other brilliant students finished along the way, with the last brilliant student finishing the test at 12:28 p.m.

  • Welcome back, Sam Hickman

    To the editor:

    Being a subscriber of The Brunswick Beacon, I wanted to let you know how thrilled I was to see the return of Sam Hickman.

    My wife and I have a second home in Sea Trail, and my family had a retail store years ago in Shallotte and later in Southport: J.S. Mann’s.

  • Don’t be fooled by local climate action proposal

    To the editor:

    Regarding the story in last week’s edition about the Mayors National Climate Action proposal in Sunset Beach, don’t be fooled!

    When they tell you, “It’s not a political situation,” you know it is a big Democratic scheme to push their agenda. They were beaten in November and four out of four special elections since then. Their only hope is to go after the big cities where they can buy votes.

    Let’s not get fooled here in Brunswick County.

    Conrad Stout

    Sunset Beach

  • Thank you to businesses for support

    To the editor:

    The South Brunswick High School Parent Advisory Council would like to thank the following businesses for their support of our “Teacher of the Month” and “Teacher Kudos of the Month” throughout the school year.

  • Proposed roundabout would create more problems

    To the editor:

    The experience you described in your June 15 column illustrates my objections to the double roundabout proposed for the Smith Avenue/U.S. 17 interchange in Shallotte. In that case, if I’m reading maps right, there’s going to be two circles in the roundabout. The inner circle just going around so that anyone in it would have to move to the outer circle to exit the roundabout. Then you cross a bridge and enter into another roundabout.

  • Politics put trouble on our horizon

    To the editor:

    We have to face the plain and simple facts. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan did not win and Barack Obama and Joe Biden did. Republicans seemed bent on revenge, determined to insure Obama would not succeed as president.

    After eight years, it was time for a party change, voters said, so rather than having a female president, they elected a man with no experience, education or interest in government.

  • Block release of GenX into our waters

    To the editor:

    Below is the official statement issued by the Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) regarding the release of Gen X into the Cape Fear River Watershed and impacting the drinking water in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. The BEAT Board of Directors unanimously approved this statement by a 7-0 vote.

  • Lack of culvert maintenance causes flooding

    To the editor: