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Letters

  • Vaccines help preserve eyesight

    To the editor:

    Why is it necessary to receive the measles vaccine? When I was just 8 months old, I had German measles and pneumonia at the same time and my temperature shot up to about 104 degrees. Doctors and others were unable to bring it down within a reasonable amount of time. The results were that it scarred the tissues in the back of my eyes, which left me with loss of vision.

    When I was about 3, my parents started taking me to eye doctors all over North Carolina, including McPherson’s in Durham, without any results or answers.

  • County needs to remember homeless residents

    To the editor:

    I note the Brunswick County mission statement includes providing “... cost effective services ... to our residents.”

    The homeless are also residents. The county vision statement includes the phrase, “to provide such services with limited bureaucratic intrusion.” Finally, one of the core county values is safety. I would assume this also includes safety from natural phenomena, such as the cold weather we are now experiencing.

  • Climate change narratives dishonest, misleading

    To the editor:

  • Paws-Ability’s efforts cost-effective, humane

    To the editor:

    The Beacon reported Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton’s remarks at the recent Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting. He took issue with Paws-Ability’s request for support from the town to spay/neuter cats in the Calabash community. He was quoted as saying, “They turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.”

  • Churches should be able to house those in need

    To the editor:

  • Data support Paws-Ability’s effective work

    To the editor:

    The Beacon recently quoted Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton at the Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting: “They (Paws-Ability) turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.” It is a shame Walton spoke in such ignorance of this program.

  • Thank you firefighters, public servants

    To the editor:

    I came to work on the coldest morning of the year, only to see from a distance flashing lights in our parking lot and what appeared to be a Sunset Beach fire truck. As I approached, I wondered, “Oh no, hope our building is all right.”

  • Groin will interfere with natural flow

    To the editor:

  • Help save, protect cats

    To the editor:

    Thanks so much to all my friends and store owners who put up fliers, Sunset Beach police and the many new acquaintances I met who were so helpful when my housecat escaped recently. Bindi was not familiar with the area, so I was greatly relieved to find her frightened and much thinner after 15 days out in the freezing weather.

  • Lions Clubs assist diabetic students

    To the editor: