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Letters

  • Pill abuse on the rise

    To the editor: Prescription pain pill abuse is on the rise, and more and more we are hearing about people becoming addicted to medicine that was prescribed for pain.

    Pill addiction is growing like a brush fire in Brunswick County. It doesn’t help matters that Hollywood has made it almost glamorous to take these pills, not to mention doctors doling out prescriptions like candy.

  • Fire department says thanks

    To the editor: Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue would like to thank the community for its support in 2009. We are looking forward to serving the community needs in 2010.

    We also are looking for any unwanted or discarded vehicles, farm equipment, big trucks and trailers for training props in classes we will have in 2010. These training props will serve our fire department and other fire departments in the county.

  • This is for all the global warming believers

    To the editor: I am not a scientist, just a logical thinker, however, I do rely on what scientists have said in decades before we ever coined the phrase global warming.

    I want to you to ask yourselves something, a simple question and then answer it with a logical answer. Ten thousand years ago we ‘supposedly’ had mammoth glaciers covering most of North America and elsewhere. Answer me this, where did they go?

    There were no people to speak of, no industrialized nations, etc. They just simply went away, part of the continuing cycle of the Earth.

  • Inlet is dangerous

    To the editor: The Shallotte Inlet is becoming increasingly dangerous. The buoys are out of place and it is shoaling drastically. Those factors make for a deadly combination.

    Recently, my son and I returned from sea and almost became victims of the Shallotte Inlet. Thanks to his boating skills, we avoided disaster. We opted to enter via the Lockwood’s Folly Inlet, which has its own set of problems.

  • Victory in Afghanistan?

    To the editor: There are two essential differences between Bush’s military surge in Iraq and that of President Obama’s in Afghanistan.

    President Bush, despite enormous political opposition from all quarters, was wholeheartedly committed to victory in Iraq. When he explained his rational for the surge in Iraq, President Bush used the word “victory.” Nowhere in his speech did Obama speak of victory. He spoke of a successful “conclusion.”

  • Promises openness in government

    To the editor: To residents of Carolina Shores: I wish to offer a formal apology for what appears to be an error in judgment with regards to last month’s closed session. I was under the impression everything talked about was connected to the personnel issue.

    The issues that have faced this town over the past months are so intertwined it’s hard to figure out what is a personnel issue and what is not. The last thing we as a council want to do is have personal issues as well as personnel issues talked about in open session.

  • What about Bob?

    To the editor: Regarding Norm Harding’s editorial tribute to his best friend Bob: While I’m sorry for his loss I wonder if his “free spirit” best friend also visited my yard, depositing the results of his feedings in my flowerbeds and/or driveway.

    I also wonder if Bob parked himself by my bird feeders and birdbath much to the consternation of my feathered friends.

  • Doesn't want animal gas chamber

    To the editor: I recently attended the Brunswick County Health Department meeting to witness discussion of the recent purchase of a “refurbished” gas chamber.

    The mere word “gas chamber” angers most civilized people. After all, it has been outlawed as inhumane for the most monstrous of human criminals.

  • Vandalism at Christmas

    To the editor We would like to begin this letter by saying we are disappointed in the actions of one or more individuals that vandalized a home on Governors Road in Winnabow on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    To let those of you know a little about this particular home, every holiday of the year is celebrated with a slew of inflated yard ornaments. This family spends a great deal of time and money every year to make all of our holidays a little brighter.

  • Writer's facts are wrong

    To the editor: In last week’s Beacon, Rich Cerrato charged the old council in Sunset Beach as being arrogant in their vote to appoint Bob Bobinski as chairman of the town’s ABC Board.

    What we did was appoint the most qualified candidate after interviewing each one. Don’t believe me? Just ask the other people, including new council members who were present at the interviews.