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Letters

  • Thank you for giving

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Shallotte area residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this past Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect more than 24,000 shoeboxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Respect beach residents’ property, safety

    To the editor:
    In the Jan. 10 Beacon, I read a letter by Janet Stallings concerning parking on Sunset Beach. She has joined a vast majority of mainland homeowners who express the same concern. To them I say: Life is made of choices and you are accountable for them.
    You can buy a parking pass, get to the beach early or later, or buy a residence on the beach. You all had the choice to buy a house on the beach and you chose not to. Many of us choose to pay a premium to live on the beach. I applaud the parking restrictions.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Island parking consideration

    To the editor:
    In response to Janet Stallings’ letter in the Jan. 10 edition of the Beacon, this person obviously has no idea what she is talking about. She may be a taxpaying property owner on the mainland, but has she been on the island lately? New streetscaping and additional parking spaces have been provided at the entrance to the island and the gazebo parking lot.

  • Policy prohibits assistance

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to the recent story regarding the event that took place at the recycle center and the current policy that the town of Carolina Shores has in effect. While the current employee is more than happy to assist those of us who find it difficult to empty our vehicles, the policy prohibits him from doing so for fear of losing his job.

  • Kudos for Calabash sidewalk construction

    To the editor:
    So often we find ourselves guilty of criticizing work being done in the public interest and less often commending those for a job well done. I am a retired civil engineer and particularly take notice of public works improvements and feel compelled to comment on such a job administered by North Carolina Department of Transportation for Calabash.

  • Speak out against proposed insurance hike

    To the editor:
    Everyone should be aware of the proposed property insurance rate hike of as much as 35 percent for Brunswick County. If approved, the rate increase would take effect Aug. 1. I encourage everyone to express your opposition to the proposal by making your views known to the N.C. Department of Insurance. Send your comments via email to 2014homeowners@ncdoi.gov. The city of Shallotte has some good information on this issue, so check out its website.