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Letters

  • Wants better use of tax dollars

    To the editor:

    I just got my tax bill. It appears one-quarter of my tax dollars go to Sunset Beach and three-quarters of my tax dollars go to the county. I know where my Sunset Beach tax dollars go: trash pickup, yard debris pickup, police, fire, local road maintenance, streetlights and beach patrol. The only thing I can think of that I get from the county is water, and I have to pay for that. I don’t see any libraries, schools or parks in Sunset Beach.

  • Over spending in government

    To the editor:

    This is in response to the disclosure of county commissioner expense records in a recent news article.

  • Supports MacCullum

    To the editor:

    Nov. 4 is fast approaching. We will be at the polls to elect our public officials. With all the high profile political positions up for grabs, please give careful consideration to one that receives less attention, but impacts every Brunswick County citizen’s life every day.

  • Residents want spaces, parks

    To the editor:

    According to the Local Government Commission (LGC), Sunset Beach is well-positioned to buy the 5 acres between Bill’s Seafood and Twin Lakes for a park and potential boat ramp without adding to the tax burden of property owners.

  • Maybe residents don’t want park

    To the editor:

    In last week’s Beacon, Sunset Beach councilman DeVita shared his position that tax dollars should be spent to purchase land for a park. Previously, councilwoman [Karen] Joseph spoke of her “vision” as if she were prescient as to the desires of the residents. Now, as elected officials, isn’t it time that they gave the taxpayers a vehicle to voice their opinions?

  • Supports Wilson for clerk of court

    To the editor:

    Let me tell you something about Cheryl Cheers Wilson, our clerk of superior court. She graduated from Shallotte High School and attended Southeastern Community College where she was an A student. She has 29 years of experience in the legal field, nine years as a legal secretary, 16 years as a magistrate judge and four years as clerk of courts.

  • Thank you, Mike McIntyre

    To the editor:

    For Rep. Mike McIntyre: Thank you for caring and helping veterans. I fought the VA for 12 years with no results. I contacted your office and you and your staff were instrumental in keeping a check on my case and to keep me informed that someone was trying to help. With your help my case got to where it needed to go and to be seen. I finally got a ruling on my case and won.

    Thank you for your staff and your willingness to help veterans.

    A.V. Barrington

  • The irony of the Glenn Beck rally

    To the editor:

    Did anyone besides me note the irony in the Beacon snapshots of attendees at the recent Glenn Beck rally in Washington, D.C., held at the same site and on the same day as Martin Luther King’s historic Freedom March? I could have been one of those lily-white people pictured since there was not a single person of color in evidence.

  • Pantano is not the right choice

    To the editor:

    While I am not pleased at how U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre voted on the healthcare bill, I am absolutely horrified at the conduct of Ilario Pantano, his opponent in the November election.

    When Mr. Pantano was a Marine in Iraq in 2003, he shot two civilian men while holding them so they and their car, empty of any weapons, could be searched.

  • Supports MacCallum for clerk

    To the editor:

    Jim MacCallum is a candidate for the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court. It is an important position to residents of the county that requires a thorough knowledge of the laws to make decisions that impact individuals lives, plus trustworthiness to handle millions of dollars in court fees.

    An attorney for 33 years, past-president of the West Virginia State Bar, past-president of the West Virginia State Board of Education overseeing a multimillion dollar budget and practicing law in Brunswick County assure me of his ability.