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Letters

  • Doesn’t want to see trees cut down

    To the editor:
    I read with interest your article on the contemplated removal of 900 trees from the golf course at Carolina Shores.
    It amazes me the board of commissioners can be bullied by an organization that is bankrupt and whose principle owner is in foreclosure. It seems that a clap of the gavel by the mayor can terminate all the questions that require discussion and answers.

  • Thanks, Laura, for a great story

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Laura Lewis for the wonderful article titled, “From Sunset to Siam.” It was accurate, well written and made an old guy and his family feel good about his life.
    James Williams
    Sunset Beach
     

  • Get right with God

    To the editor:
    The United States of America was founded as a Christian nation. The word “religion” used in the Constitution obviously meant “Christian religion” because the founding fathers recognized no other religion as valid. Early in our country’s history, a man could not even have public office in most states unless he was a Christian.

  • End this path of destruction

    To the editor:
    At a recent meeting, I heard that every man, women and child in this country owes $44,000 of the national debt. This truth was so heavy on my mind I had the following nightmare of a dream:
    In the mail there is a bill from China. As the senior member of my family, the bill was

  • Thanks to all who support Sunset event

    To the editor:
    An article in last week’s Beacon incorrectly quoted me when it said I indicated I had been the chairperson of the first Sunset at Sunset. I was, in fact, chairperson of the third Sunset at Sunset.
    Numerous town residents deserve the credit for the first Sunset at Sunset.

  • Carolina Shores residents deserve better

    To the editor:
    In yet another vivid example of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners acting in an arrogant and fiscally irresponsible way, they approved an expenditure of almost $21,000 of taxpayer money to resurface a road that does not need resurfacing. Moreover, the majority of residents on this street (Pinebark Court), measuring just more than a tenth of a mile in length, were not even aware the board was considering this waste of taxpayer money, and apparently none of them had even been contacted regarding this matter.

  • Duck hunting is a sport

    To the editor:
    Duck hunting is sport for a lot of people around here, just as golf is for others.
    Yes, hunting is louder then golfing, but using guns is the only way to hunt duck, and most guns are loud.
    People have to pay for their duck stamp to hunt duck, so in my opinion, hunters have the right to hunt within the season with their loud guns anywhere hunting is permitted.
    Allen Todd
    Shallotte
     

  • A poem for a veteran

    To the editor:
    An Army veteran visited the Shallotte Home Depot store recently with his wife, who was wearing an Army sweatshirt.
    He was in a wheelchair on a ventilator. She told me he was an Army adviser in El Salvador and had been shot while assigned there. The helicopter that came in to rescue him was also shot down.
    I wrote the following poem for him:
    So Who Am I Anyway?
    All flowers beautifully bloom and then will wilt.
    Handsome man had been veteran to the hilt,

  • More smoking regulations are needed

    To the editor:
    The following is in response to a recent letter in a newspaper:
    Yes, we all know that smoking, including second-hand smoke, is hazardous to our health. And while I honor all opinions, especially those of our veterans, non-smoking regulations are greatly needed in our communities and in all public businesses.
    In numerous surveys and research, more than 75 percent, and according to some sources as much as 81 percent, of Americans do not smoke. This is a huge majority. Isn’t our country based upon the premise the majority rules?

  • If you need the Lord, go to church

    To the editor:
    I knew a pastor, who when asked the question, “Why are there so many hypocrites in the church?” would reply, “We have room for one more.” Isn’t this the truth? Who among us can live up to our own standards?
    Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick for all have sinned and fall short of the glory.” The only way we can be saved is to realize that without Christ, we are lost.