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Letters

  • Vote with your head, not emotion

    To the editor:

    We face issues of monumental importance, unsustainable debt, pending tax increases, illegal immigration, card check, trashing of the Constitution (and many others), but a number of people continue to concentrate on an issue put to bed years ago.

  • Supports Patterson

    To the editor:

    A couple of weeks ago, the governor declared a “state of emergency” because of Hurricane Earl. Most people would be surprised to know that under N.C. law, it’s illegal to carry a gun or any weapon during a state of emergency, even if you have a concealed carry permit. It seems to me that the best time to have a weapon handy is during an emergency. This law is another assault on our Second Amendment rights.

  • Mr. DeVita, tell the truth

    To the editor:

    Councilor DeVita, it is both absurd and insulting if you expect us to believe you without any explanation or documentation, that if we spend $4.5 million for a park, it will not increase our taxes or create serious financial problems for our town. Your letter to the Beacon editor last month, in which you also claimed the second fire station will maintain or reduce our home insurance rates, is also doubtful.

  • McInytre gets it

    To the editor:

    Our sports are a source of pride for our local communities. Sports unite us like no other events and draw out our American values of gusto and determination. At a time in which so many challenges face our youth, why not turn to our sports as a cost-effective solution? I wanted to share how Congressman Mike McIntyre is doing just that. 

  • Why support Pantano?

    To the editor:

    Why would the local GOP want to hand our congressional seat to the Wall Street-Goldman gang? What could a former Enron trader possibly know about raising pigs, growing corn or hauling in a fish net? 

    Is Mr. Pantano the least bit representative of the 7th Congressional District? Did you ever hear of him before the reports of premeditated murder charges and desecration of bodies of unarmed Iraqi men in his custody? 

  • Vote for Pantano

    To the editor:

    Very early this year, several of us urged U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre to hold a public meeting where he could listen to us, his constituents, and we could hear his views on upcoming legislation.

  • Supports Wilson for Clerk of Court

    To the editor:

    I am an attorney in Southport. The Beacon recently published a letter critical of the county Clerk’s Office and supporting Jim MacCallum for Clerk. 

    I have had many opportunities to observe the service provided by the clerk’s office. While everyone has a bad day once in a while, overall the clerks are courteous, professional and helpful. I have often seen them go above and beyond to address the concerns of those they serve.

  • Seeks information for history book

    To the editor:

    To our senior citizens: The future is upon us, and the past is disappearing both socially, culturally and historically. I would like to preserve a small piece of this past by recording some memories of our senior citizens and their memories of their parents. 

    I am interested in producing a book that includes the memories of our elders, their advice and past ways of life. I would like to include memories and information gained from our seniors 75 years and older in 2010. 

  • Voters aren’t stupid

    To the editor:

    I want to thank Teddy Altreuter for her letter to the editor castigating the Republican house candidate Ilario Pantano. Unable to address the issues in the campaign due to her candidate’s consistent support of the president’s socialistic programs, she resorted to the Democratic National Committee tactic of personal attack.

  • Why use cheap, foreign labor?

    To the editor:

    Will someone get me straightened out? It seems to me that many large corporations in this country are having their products made by cheap labor in foreign countries. Then the companies donate money to the politicians who have let them get away with this practice.

    Will someone please draft a law that will tax the companies to balance out the situation? Then the American labor force can obtain jobs, and the politicians can go back after one term to jobs they were trained for, as I believe the writers of our Constitution envisioned.