• Aiding dog the right thing

    To the editor:
    Recently, a small male dog was delivered to me. I named him Leo. He was found by a Good Samaritan and was emaciated, flea-infested, full of worms, sick and frightened.
    Mats on his legs and feet along with long nails made it painful to stand. Leo has no eyes, a product of poor care and nutrition. Leo did not see the heartless humans who abandoned him in this condition. He also did not see the Good Samaritan who saved him, but he felt her kindness.

  • Selflessness in action

    To the editor:
    Kudos to Shallotte Presbyterian Church and Holly Borden.
    In a community filled with retired folks who often wring their hands over the perceived self-centeredness of our young people and society in general, it is more than good to read that a church community is offering a public example of selflessness and generosity. The story of their endeavor was published in the Nov. 21 issue of the Beacon, for those who may have missed it.

  • Thanks for aid

    To the editor:
    I was invited out to dinner last Monday night at a local restaurant and tripped and fell.
    Being aged, I could not jump up. Immediately, a gentleman asked to help and said, “Wait, let me pray for you,” and he did.
    He then left and two men and a waitress got to me and helped me up. I was not hurt too bad and they left before I could really thank them.
    This letter is to say thank you to all those concerned and to God, as I didn’t get hurt very much. There are still some great people around.
    James N. Stoveken

  • Rethink football

    To the editor:
    I like football. I played football. I watch football. As more and more scientific research and day-to-day information surfaces, I feel increasingly inclined to denounce football. It’s too dangerous.

  • Carousel of bewilderment

    To the editor:

  • BFA appeals for help

    To the editor:
    Since 1981, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) has been dedicated to improving the lives of our neighbors in Brunswick County who are willing to help themselves by providing emergency assistance.
    BFA touches the lives of 1 in 6, or 18 percent, of county residents through the programs and services we offer. BFA strives to improve our community and make it a better place to live.

  • Schools are no place for politics

    To the editor:
    In your Oct. 3 edition, there was an article titled “Educators’ opinions vary on Common Core standards in Brunswick County.”
    In that piece, Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said negative feedback about Common Core he has received has been politically charged. I know for a fact many people oppose Common Core not because of their political leanings, and Dr. Pruden has been presented with many of those arguments.

  • Inane rhetoric

    To the editor:
    Mr. Duane Lewis, I had to read your opinion published in last week’s edition a couple of times to make sure I was reading it correctly.
    Is it your opinion that whites blame blacks for all of our shortcomings? Really? I thought it was the other way around. It sounds like you are stereotyping. Hmmm, go figure.

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor:
    I wanted to thank you guys for helping me in my efforts with the Extra Life fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. I was able to raise $300 for Duke Children’s Hospital.
    The charity itself raised $3.6 million this year (even with four denial-of-service attacks against its site) during the marathon with 32,110 gamers participating.
    Again, thank you Brian Slattery and The Brunswick Beacon for your help.

    Jonathan Poss

  • Plethora of issues

    To the editor:
    The 2010 documentary “Gas Land” acquainted Americans with the plethora of health and environmental issues directly traceable to contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking). The most visible effect was some citizens’ ability to set the water coming out of their faucets on fire!