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Letters

  • Be your own health advocate

    To the editor:
    Getting the right prescription for whatever ails you is important. Making sure that you do not receive the wrong medication is equally important.
    I picked up a prescription that I have been taking for several years at a local pharmacy. I saw that the pill was a different color, so I checked the ID on the container and on the tablet and noticed that the dosage was the same and glanced at the name. A big mistake.  
    I take hydralazine and the pharmacist had given me hydroxyzine.

  • Who’s the watchdog for residents?

    To the editor:
    At the Feb. 6 Sunset Beach council meeting Mayor Rich Cerrato suggested they adopt a “whistle-blower” policy. Councilman Wilson Sherrill said he was working on one and it would be available shortly.
    It was unveiled at the March 5 meeting when Councilwoman Carol Scott moved, Sherrill seconded and council voted unanimously to ban Mayor Cerrato from further discussion of the Sunset at Sunset matter before council and to direct town staff (potential whistle-blowers) to not speak with the mayor about this matter.

  • Respect, Brunswick County

    To the editor:
    I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of Brunswick County. Some people say terrible things about this county, but let me tell you what I saw recently.
    I went to the funeral of a friend who was a long-time Brunswick County resident.
    From the minute we left the church to the minute we got to the cemetery, every single car pulled over in the other direction. Every single car! Even a tractor-trailer truck! One delivery truck did not, but every other vehicle on the road pulled over.

  • Sunset Beach mayor has his own agenda

    To the editor:
    Sunset at Sunset is one of the things that has been right since its inception.
    Most people involved are not Mayor Rich Cerrato supporters.
    Cerrato has his own personal agenda to tear down the town of Sunset Beach. He never followed any of the rules as a citizen at council meetings. He lives in his own dream world where everything he says, made up or factual, is the absolute truth. When the real truth is brought to his attention he denies saying what he said.

  • Bridge/ferry comparison drives left of center

    To the editor:
    The letter last week from one Mr. Piner who says he is from Oriental was interesting, if one cares nothing about facts. I congratulate him on getting one thing right: the spelling of my name.
    His comparison of ferries and bridges misses the point. Ferries and bridges both have construction and maintenance costs. Ferries have fuel and personnel costs that bridges and roads don’t have.

  • Community supports Wounded Warriors

    To the editor:
    On Saturday, Feb. 25, Calabash Elks had its Richard McLean/James Rochel Golf Tournament at The Pearl golf course.
    I had an anonymous donor give four rounds of golf for the event to be used by Marine Wounded Warriors. Austin Sammon, chairman of our veterans’ affairs, was in touch with Camp Lejeune and its wounded warriors program.
    In looking for accommodations for the Marines and their families, I was hoping to get a one-night stay. At the Ocean Isle Inn, I met Lee Shapiro, whose donated a two-night stay with breakfast.

  • Iler doesn’t believe in ferries

    To the editor:
    Rep. Frank Iler (Brunswick County) has been vocal about residents of Pamlico and Beaufort counties paying a toll to ride their commuter ferries. In a recent News and Observer article, he said, “It’s an effort to have them cover more of the cost.”
    After Gov. Perdue stopped the ferry tolls, Rep. Iler said, “I’m disappointed she chooses to pander to folks in that way. Someone who has a job and wants to cross the river and buy a pass would be paying less than $1.50 a day. I think it’s extremely reasonable.”

  • Thank those who keep us safe

    To the editor:
    This past week, a hardened criminal engaged members of our law enforcement in a high-profile chase on U.S. 17 near Shallotte. The stop was “textbook” and there were no injuries, other than property damage.
    We should remind ourselves our police officers, deputies and highway patrol officers deal with life-threatening matters such as these every hour of the day and night. The same is true for our firefighters and first responders.

  • Thanks for help with card party

    To the editor:
    The Women of the Moose, Shallotte Chapter 132, would like to thank The Brunswick Beacon for its support in the paper for our recent card party. We would also like to thank the merchants in Shallotte for their generous donations of gifts and gift certificates. Thank you all again.
    Eileen Childers
    Shallotte
     

  • Measure is a knock against civil rights

    To the editor:
    The recent resolution adopted by the Brunswick County Commissioners in support of Marriage Amendment One is simply an embarrassment to human rights and equality.
    Whether or not you agree that marriage should be between a man and a woman is an individual’s opinion. Ultimately, the people who choose to marry someone of the same sex will go before God once they die and will have to answer for the choices they made.