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Letters

  • Plans to get VA facility here

    To the editor: Most of you Brunswickians are well-educated, experienced and full of interests, desires, goals, ambitions and abilities. Here is what we want you to do with all of that.

    First, go to The Brunswick Beacon Web site. Read all of its editorials and articles regarding having a VA hospital in Brunswick County and its veterans series.

  • Thanks from Lions Club

    To the editor: The Shallotte Lions Club recently had a pancake breakfast at Andy’s in Shallotte. We sincerely appreciate everyone who helped and thank all participants.

    The money raised will assist our club in providing eye exams and glasses for those in need in the Shallotte area.

    Lions also assist with the hearing impaired. We help support the Lions cottage at the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw. Currently, we have nine boys in residence. Also, we assist in the operation of Camp Dogwood at Sherrill’s Ford, a summer camp for the seeing impaired.

  • The campaign is over

    I filed a complaint with FEMA because I believe the grant application was potentially fraudulent.

  • The healthcare dilemma

    To the editor: We have the best healthcare system in the world. The problem we face is one of availability. The old people have Medicare. The poor have Medicaid. Those with good jobs have employer-provided insurance, and then we have those 30 million people who have slipped through the cracks and have no insurance.

  • Thanks for benefit support

    To the editor: The number of golfers and friends that came out to the Ellen Fights Like a Girl charity golf tournament at the Thistle Golf Club overwhelmed me. This tournament was put together very quickly and couldn’t have been done without the hard work of so many people.

    Thank you to all of the golfers, tournament organizers, sponsors and volunteers. My family had such a good time visiting with both new and old friends.

  • What is justice?

    To the editor: In response to “That’s not what we would call ‘justice’” from the March 4 edition of the Beacon.

    I tried to put myself in the senator’s shoes. Sen. Soles is in his mid-to-late 70s. Two menacing idiots broke into his house. He knew them and in a matter of seconds there was screaming and demands and possible threats and then a retreat.

  • Photographer misrepresented himself

    To the editor: The Calabash Elks No. 2679 hosted a charity golf tournament on Feb. 26 at Oyster Bay Golf Course. A young man came to the tournament claiming to be a photographer from The Brunswick Beacon.

    He said he was going to take photos for publicity and they would be in the Beacon. Oyster Bay was good enough to give him a golf cart. He rode around taking photos of some foursomes, but ended up selling them to the golfers. He even had folders with “Jim Rochel Ice Box Open–Calabash Elks” printed on them.

  • Fennell stands with the people

    To the editor: I attended the Hands off our Healthcare rally featured in your front-page article last week while Senator Hagan was in town and had the privilege to stand with Bettie Fennell for N.C. Senate and about 300 other patriots. Fennell looked to be one of only a couple candidates in attendance.

  • To the editor: The new commissioners for Carolina Shores were recently elected, and they appear to be doing a fine job of tackling problems that existed long before they got involved.

    The stormwater issue is of major concern to all residents, and there will be no easy answers and there will certainly be costs involved with the solution. However, some residents seem to have all the answers and are critical of the board. These vocal residents (Kain and Riccitelli) speak out with absolutely no authority or experience to suggest solutions.

  • Support Redwine

    To the editor: It has already started. The ink was hardly dry on David Redwine’s filing papers before he was attacked by Frank Williams, chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republican Party.

    Most people I know are tired of the “gotcha” politics of chairman Williams. Democrats, Republicans and Independents want someone who will get something accomplished and work in a bipartisan way. David Redwine has done both.