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Letters

  • Make bike paths a priority for road safety

    To the editor:

    Seven years ago, I was hit by a truck and seriously injured and very nearly killed while riding my bike on N.C. 179 between Calabash and Shallotte. Since then, there have been several patchwork paving projects, but nothing has been done to improve bicycle safety.

    Cars, buses and trucks travel this road on a regular basis. The summer tourist traffic is often heavy and consists of many extra cars and drivers unfamiliar with our roads. The weekends of spring, summer and fall are also when there are the most cyclists on this road.

  • CIS program helps students, their parents

    To the editor:

    I participated in the Incredible Years Parenting Education Program that Communities In Schools of Brunswick County offers. I thoroughly enjoyed class each and every week.

  • Sunset Beach Town Park is a treasure

    To the editor:

    We built a home on the Sunset Beach island in 1999 and have loved this island for years before.

    We subscribe to The Brunswick Beacon and have followed closely the issues reported here. I want to congratulate the leaders of Sunset Beach for having the vision and commitment to invest in this island by building the town park.

  • Pray for protection from terrorists, spread of virus

    To the editor:

    We humbly ask God to protect our children and families from any terrorist plots that have infiltrated our civilian population. Put a hedge of protection over our schools, churches and synagogues, malls, theaters, and public gatherings like the Super Bowl.

  • Employee needs do not determine their wages

    To the editor:

    In his letter published Feb. 4, Thomas McGrath offers arguments favoring an increase in minimum wage based on specious premises.

    Invoking biblical reference, he assumes because a “good” vineyard owner paid his laborers “a full days wage,” the wage paid was a living wage and the labor performed was unskilled work. His reference supports neither assumption.

  • Driver notices kind actions of BCSO deputy

    To the editor:

    Thursday, Feb. 4, I was in the carpool line at West Brunswick High School. The weather was very nasty, so I went early as did many other parents and grandparents, turning off my car while I waited. The woman in front of me also turned off her car, but unfortunately was not able to get it started again, which was only evident with the events that transpired.

  • Rouzer restricts topics for the public he serves

    To the editor:

    Congressman David Rouzer, your website references only two topics on which you are seeking my input, and unfortunately, it appears to only be eliciting a negative evaluation of both: “If you have any problem with federal agencies or benefits, please call my Smithfield, Bolivia or Wilmington office or go to www.rouzer.house.gov so we can help. You can reach the Smithfield office at (919) 938-3040, Bolivia office at (910) 253-6111 or Wilmington office at (910) 395-0202.”

  • Carolina Shores residents want convenience center kept

    To the editor:
    At the Feb. 4 Carolina Shores Town Council meeting, it seems former Mayor Walter Goodenough was once again trying to shut down the town’s convenience center. This time, he cites it as a liability to the town because people have had accidents and we already pay for curbside pickup. Well, we don’t close roadways down when people have accidents and we don’t close buildings because someone slips and falls.

  • Don't miss the wedding

    To the editor:
    John’s vision in Revelation pictures the wedding feast of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and his bride (the church). Invitations are completed on earth when each individual believer placed his or her faith in Christ as savior. The dowry paid to the bridegroom’s parent (God the father) would be the blood of Christ shed on the bride’s behalf. Attending the wedding feast will be not only the church as the bride of Christ, but others as well. The “others” include the Old Testament saints who will be in heaven with us.

  • CIS brings out best from our students

    To the editor:
    As a parent, I want to share a story of success with you. We found a partner in the community with Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS). Let me tell you how that turned out.
    My daughter Haley and I moved to Brunswick County about two years ago. She started the seventh grade very withdrawn and uninterested in school and her grades started to suffer. She was having trouble making friends and adjusting to life in a new state. I tried what I could at home, but as a single mom, it was hard.