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Letters

  • Keep our trees

    To the editor:

    Couldn’t help but notice on my last trip to Calabash/Carolina Shores the continued bulldozing and clearing of native trees, shrubs, grasses, etc. on Thomasboro Road and elsewhere in the community.

    I understand the concern of homeowners regarding falling limbs and trees, especially during severe weather. However, trees absorb carbon dioxide and convert to oxygen for us to breathe.

  • Don’t fail our youth — invest in their future

    To the editor:

  • Thank you to Scouts who helped veterans

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 7, Boy Scout Troop 238 of Southport, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Douglas Pratt Jr., a member of Richard H. Stewart Jr. American Legion Post 543, worked with enthusiasm, coordination and success in distributing poppies at Lowe’s Home Improvement in support of Post 543 and the upcoming Veterans Day celebration.

  • Republic is at stake in next election

    To the editor:

    It’s not ISIS, Iran’s mullahs, Putin, China’s Xi Jin Ping, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un or national and international terrorism. It’s not the national debt, economic stagnation, taxes or joblessness. It’s not Obamacare, racial strife or lawlessness. No, it’s none of that. It’s our Republic that stands in the balance next November.

  • Thank you for Diabetes Strides Walk support

    To the editor:

    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina recently proclaimed November as Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 7 as North Carolina Lions Clubs’ Diabetes Awareness Activities Day.

    On Nov. 7, District 31-N Lions Clubs from Brunswick County hosted its Diabetes Strides Walk on Holden Beach. It was a huge success and gave the community a chance to learn about diabetes and what the Lions clubs are all about. Thanks to the Calabash, Oak Island and Bolivia Lions Clubs who volunteered their time to get sponsorships and raise money for this great cause.

  • Thanks for Sunset Waterfront Market

    To the editor:

    Kudos to Chris Wilson and her Sunset Waterfront Market Committee. Together, they provided the community with fresh produce, wonderful crafty gifts in time for the holidays and the spirit of community.

    Many had never seen the new park and were thrilled with the well-designed open spaces and pathways. Both dogs and humans were happy to stroll along the pavers, sample the wares and catch up with old friends.

  • Time for repentance is now

    To the editor:

    The prediction is the Jewish people will be re-gathered from the “four corners of the earth” in the end times (Isaiah 11:10). Re-gathering will be the re-establishment of the state of Israel (Isaiah 66:7-8). Another end time miracle will be the revival of the Hebrew language (Zephaniah 3:9).

  • All children deserve shot at a healthy life

    To the editor:

    World Pneumonia Day, Nov. 12, is a day to raise awareness and call on public support for the nearly one million children dying each year from this completely preventable disease. Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide, accounting for 15 percent of all deaths of children 5 and younger.

    Created in 2000, Gavi is a global vaccine alliance of public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to new and underused vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries.

  • Sunset Beach council appointment requires time, care

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Beacon, for providing all Brunswick County preliminary election results by the time you went to press. I already knew Sunset Beach incumbent council members lost re-election, but that they lost by a 2 to 1 vote was very interesting.

  • Don't let lame ducks steal your vote

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 3, two seats on Sunset Beach Town Council were up for election. Challengers Mark Benton and Rich Cerrato crushed incumbents Mike Williams and Wilson Sherrill by a 2 to 1 margin. They will take office Dec. 7. Just as the polls were closing, Terry Johnson resigned his council seat. The council must now appoint a successor to serve the remaining two years of his term.