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Letters

  • Concealed weapons carry bill irresponsible

    To the editor:

    Someone has got to step up and try to end this craziness with guns in North Carolina.

    The House passed House Bill 746 and sent it to the Senate for passage. How can lawmakers support a no-training, no background checks, concealed weapons carry bill? Is this not insane?

    It also lowers the age limit to 18. I am not against an 18-year-old carrying a weapon. After all, they can carry them in the military. It is the training part to which I take issue and that it can be concealed without a permit.

  • Sunset Beach needs to deal with dunes first

    To the editor:

    Although it is noble to express an opinion on the Paris Climate agreement, I would direct the mayor and town council of Sunset Beach to a more pressing environmental issue right here in Sunset Beach. I, along with several residents on the east end of the island, have notified Town Administrator Susan Parker, mayor and council of dune breach and deterioration.

  • Trump dossier allegations still unsubstantiated

    To the editor:

    Ever wonder how the Trump-Russia collusion investigations got off the ground?

    Consider this: In June 2016, a 35-page dossier circulated among politicians, media gurus and others in Washington, D.C. The purported author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, had been contracted by FUSION, GPS, a research firm hired by supporters of Hillary Clinton, to find dirt on Donald Trump.

  • Camp UMC welcomes new pastor

    To the editor:

    What a wonderful Sunday for Camp United Methodist Church on Main Street in Shallotte!

    After 14 years of devoted service by the Rev. Rich Vaughan to the people of Camp Church, he has been assigned to a church in Raleigh and this past Sunday, we welcomed the Rev. Dr. Rev. Dr. Won Namkoong and his wife, Mee Young, to our fold as he shared with us his journey from South Korea to the United States and his search for God’s direction in his life.

  • Thank you to foundation

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to say thank you for the ongoing support from the Brunswick County Unrestricted Endowment, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

    This year, the NCCF awarded BFA $1,000 to help support the food pantry.

    In 2016, BFA provided 138,581 pounds of food to 15,544 Brunswick county residents. It is only with the support of friends like the NCCF that BFA is able to provide this level of support to our neighbors in need.

    Thank you!

  • Thank you to businesses for support

    To the editor:

    The South Brunswick High School Parent Advisory Council would like to thank the following businesses for their support of our “Teacher of the Month” and “Teacher Kudos of the Month” throughout the school year.

  • Don’t be fooled by local climate action proposal

    To the editor:

    Regarding the story in last week’s edition about the Mayors National Climate Action proposal in Sunset Beach, don’t be fooled!

    When they tell you, “It’s not a political situation,” you know it is a big Democratic scheme to push their agenda. They were beaten in November and four out of four special elections since then. Their only hope is to go after the big cities where they can buy votes.

    Let’s not get fooled here in Brunswick County.

    Conrad Stout

    Sunset Beach

  • Welcome back, Sam Hickman

    To the editor:

    Being a subscriber of The Brunswick Beacon, I wanted to let you know how thrilled I was to see the return of Sam Hickman.

    My wife and I have a second home in Sea Trail, and my family had a retail store years ago in Shallotte and later in Southport: J.S. Mann’s.

  • End-of-Grade testing times make no sense

    To the editor:

    I was disturbed by what I encountered recently while monitoring/proctoring a fourth-grade N.C. End-of-Grade mathematics test at an elementary school in Brunswick County at the end of the school year.

    The test was three hours in length. It started at 9:38 a.m. By 10:18 a.m., one brilliant student had finished the test. A few minutes later, another brilliant student had finished the test. Other brilliant students finished along the way, with the last brilliant student finishing the test at 12:28 p.m.

  • Story didn’t adequately summarize comments

    To the editor:

    My public address comments at the June 6 meeting of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen were not adequately summarized in the June 15 Beacon story on that meeting.

    I addressed the board about three matters. The first was concerning the problem created on Shallotte Avenue by adding the sidewalk, which caused mailboxes to be placed too close to road, making it nearly impossible for two vehicles to meet each other safely. I did mention the construction traffic, but that was because having large construction vehicles on the road exacerbated the problem.