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Letters

  • Candidate shouldn't accept endorsement

    To the editor: As a retired police officer residing in Brunswick County, I find it unacceptable and also deplorable to read the challenger for the elected position of sheriff of Brunswick County cannot reject the former convicted sheriff’s endorsement.

    His “I accept all support from all citizens” is the disclaimer of most politicians.

  • Meetings about proposed port

    To the editor: On Thursday, March 4, the No Port Southport group had a public meeting in the new Senior Center in Southport. A crowd of approximately 100 individuals from across the county was given an overview of the current status of the port authority’s plan to locate a new international port on our coast.

    Issues including the cost to taxpayers, impact on our water supply and beaches, safety (this port would be next to both Sunny Point and Progress Energy) and infrastructure demands (road and rail) were all discussed.

  • Do not judge others

    To the editor: I read and hear far too often of the preachers and teachings of how the Bible offers condemnations for sins, and I mean “sins,” period.

    Jesus came to this earth as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, hence why we no longer offer sacrifices.

    I hear of condemnation for homosexuality based on the book of Leviticus. Just wondering if anyone ever read in the same book Chapter 11? If not, you should.

  • A voice of reason

    To the editor: Kudos to the Beacon. Finally a voice of reason in Brunswick County.

    I may now sit back and feel secure knowing our current sheriff has our citizens’ best interests in mind by patrolling our neighborhoods and arresting criminals.

    You have my vote, Sheriff Ingram.

     

  • Hewett has right to free speech

    To the editor: Reference is made to your articles regarding Ronald Hewett and Tim Daniels. My first thought was and is: It sure must have been a dry week for a writer to find something to write about and this topic was at the bottom of the barrel.

    Who and when was this newspaper declared “judge and jury” over Hewett’s freedom of speech regarding what he so chooses to write on his personal Facebook page?

  • Was the Beacon a pawn in a game?

    To the editor: I knew, like most residents of Brunswick County, the upcoming sheriff’s election would be overtly hostile. I am surprised, however, the Beacon has let itself become a pawn in this political game.

    There were several pieces in the March 4 edition that lent a distinctive incumbent angle of support.

  • Supports MacCallum for clerk

    To the editor: Jim MacCallum is running for clerk of court for Brunswick County.

    As I understand it, the clerk of court handles a variety of important duties such as reviewing wills, guardianship proceedings, adoptions, etc. The clerk handles millions of dollars each year received in court fees, etc.

    Improved and more effective administration of the duties of this job will affect the lives of Brunswick County citizens. The clerk of court position demands someone with the highest integrity, honesty and administrative capabilities.

  • VA clinic should be here

    To the editor: While there is a consensus for a new VA clinic in our area there appears to be a rush to spend $95 million for a new Super Clinic in Wilmington, while at the same time ignoring a number of facts that would lead to the different decision of locating the clinic in Brunswick County.

    The Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply is closing and moving into a new facility in the summer 2011. This hospital has all the facilities in place for a VA clinic and more.

    Approximately 15,000 veterans live in Brunswick County.

  • Jesus and the death penalty

    To the editor: There is an effort to get lawmakers to abolish the death penalty in North Carolina. Some say Jesus would never approve of the death penalty. Jesus is for the death penalty. In fact, He allowed it.

    Mosaic Law supported the death penalty and Jesus never disobeyed Mosaic Law. He said, “I did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it,” Mathew 5:17. He allowed Himself to be executed. Jesus could have prayed and 12 legions of angels would have rescued him, Mathew 27:52.

  • Out-of-control insurance rates

    To the editor: We have owned property in Sunset Beach for almost 14 years. We have never had any reason to file a claim for damages to our properties. In fact, during the last 10 years that we have lived at our present address, Sunset Beach has not witnessed a single damaging hurricane.

    Yet, in the last five years, our premiums have risen out of control.