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Letters

  • 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.

  • We can’t afford McIntyre in Congress

    To the editor:

    I have noticed some of the letters in your paper commenting on what Mike McIntyre has done for his district without being specific, in most cases. I would like to list just a few.

  • Thanks for event support

    To the editor:

    Each of the last seven years, we gather as members of the Calabash Lions Club with other clubs. This year we gathered with members of the Calabash VFW Post 7288, Calabash American Legion Post 503, Shallotte Lions Club and other neighbors to remember the almost 3,000 innocent victims that day of an act of terrorism. We stood united and waved our flags and read the names of all who were victims. 

  • Out with old

    To the editor:

    According to Ms. Altreuter, Mike McIntyre has “anxiety” about getting re-elected in “a mostly Republican state.” 

    How can this be, since a Democrat has held the office of governor since 1993 and Democrats have controlled the state senate for 100 years and have the majority in the General Assembly? 

  • No to mosque

    To the editor:

    We hear so much today about rights. I have a right to do this; you have a right to do that. My dad often reminded me: “With rights come responsibilities.” Such responsibilities are often neglected by those who scream the loudest about their rights. This can be seen day in and day out throughout the United States and the world.