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Letters

  • Happy two new members elected

    To the editor: I think I speak for the entire Village at Calabash POA Board of Directors and our community when I say how happy we are Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough were elected (by a landslide, I might add) and the referendum was passed. We will revert back to our mayor/council form of government.

    It just goes to show how many people were unhappy with incumbent Gere Dale and his latest antics during his last term.

  • We need a VA facility here

    To the editor: I cannot think of any one event more outrageous than the fact there are no VA medical facilities in Brunswick County.

    We are always caught up with the fact people who immigrate here legally or illegally have the proper medical services and at the same time neglect the military veterans.

  • Property owners sold down river

    To the editor: My insurance policy for 2010 is part of the North Carolina Homeowner’s Windstorm and Hail Policy Program. I noticed the policy premium increase of 21 percent and the coverage for personal property (contents of the house) has been reduced unilaterally by the issuer to a maximum of 40 percent—in my case, a reduction in coverage of $82,000.

  • Congratulations to elected officials

    To the editor: Congratulations to Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough for the resounding victory as our two new Carolina Shores town commissioners.

  • Outraged by Hell House scene

    To the editor: I was outraged by the Hell House article and photograph erroneously depicting an abortion procedure in The Beacon. It was disgusting and uncalled for.

    North Carolina has the ninth highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the country, and 30 percent are repeat pregnancies. Most of these teenagers rely on public assistance to raise these children in federally funded programs. This is the “real scenario.”

  • Robbery without a gun

    To the editor: I have had auto liability insurance for more than 50 years. I have not had an accident that cost them one penny.

    Around 1960, they added uninsured motorists protection to my policy. In 1964, I asked how I could collect from uninsured insurance. They said I couldn’t. I have collision insurance so I will have to collect from it.

    About 25 years ago, they put underinsured on my policy. I asked how I could collect from it. Again, they said I couldn’t.

    Now I was paying for uninsured and underinsured and had no way to collect.

  • Veterans Day every day

    To the editor: Every day should be Veterans Day.

    I am proud of my husband who is a Vietnam veteran. As we prepare for Veterans Day, I find it tragic so many of my fellow Americans view Nov. 11 as just another day off work.

    I lost friends in Vietnam and I made a vow they would never, ever be forgotten. With wars on two fronts, and the VA workload topping a million claims, it’s time for all Americans to remember the true meaning of Veterans Day.

  • How good are you?

    To the editor: If you are asked, “Are you good enough to go to Heaven?” most will say, “I am not bad; I go to church; I have never murdered anyone.”

    If you judge yourself on a scale of 1-10, where would you put yourself? The scale goes from God being perfect at 10, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham being 9 and to Hitler and Manson being 1. Most will say anywhere from 6-8.

    Do you know that to go to Heaven you would have to score 10? That is right, because “all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory,” Romans 3:23.

  • Feelings about Sheehan

    To the editor: It’s a shame this event turned out to be what everybody knew it would: a one-sided, poorly attended vitriol by a camera-hungry ’60s reject. It would have been nice if there could have actually been a “discussion” so all sides were considered.

    I would bet there wasn’t one because no one with a reputation of any merit would waste his or her time arguing with her.

  • National Medicare program makes sense

    To the editor: A national Medicare program appears to be the least complex, most cost effective, easiest to implement and will not create an undue burden on the overall population and the business community.

    This solution has been discussed but does not appear to be on the congressional priority list, perhaps, because it is overly simplistic.

    We know it works. Old people like me (80) love it, so it can’t be too expensive. The elderly are careful with their money. They are also vocal about their concerns and politicians know they all vote.