• Thanks for great service at vet’s office

    To the editor:
    On Monday, June 27, I unfortunately had to pay a visit to a local veterinarian hospital because I have a sick cat named Lucy that I have had for about seven years.
    When I arrived at the office, Lucy was close to death. She had been sick for several days and had gotten sick like this before but it always seemed to pass in a day or two.
    Words can’t describe the compassion and care the staff had for Lucy and me.

  • Thanks for returning purse

    To the editor:
    Thank you to the wonderful lady who found my purse by the side of the road in Seaside Station in Sunset Beach and made sure I got it back.
    Betty Litzenberger
    Sunset Beach

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank officer Blaine Cully for his help in recovering my grandson’s wallet that was lost recently. He was nice, polite and very professional.
    A few days after it was lost, Detective Dunn called to say the wallet had been recovered. What a wonderful asset these two officers are for the Sunset Beach Police Department.
    Betty and Jon Hill

  • Thanks for fireworks show

    To the editor:
    Calabash town merchants and the town of Calabash are commended for their flawless execution of the third annual Independence Day celebration this year.
    The fireworks were fantastic. During a time of economic stress in our community, it is great we can still enjoy and celebrate the past 235 years of our nation’s independence.
    Kelley Southward, interim town administrator, and Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons did a great job in supporting and making this event such a success.

  • Voter ID is a good thing

    To the editor:
    Citizens expect integrity in our elections. Voter ID is a common-sense solution to protect election integrity and restore voter confidence.
    Sadly, our confidence has been badly eroded under Democratic leadership—remember they controlled the General Assembly for 140 years and there were only two Republican governors in the 20th century.

  • Doesn’t like school start time changes

    To the editor:
    Recently the school board made the decision of the staggered schedule for all county schools. This decision will affect every family in this county with school-age children, with only a small percentage having a say.
    Every single family who has to rearrange their schedules should have had a vote in this decision; this includes teachers, coaches and any other school employee.

  • Will terminal groins save our beaches?

    To the editor:
    An article appeared last week in the Beacon that asked the question, “Will terminal groins save our beaches?” The answer is no for at least two reasons.

  • It’s the same, worn-out mantra

    To the editor:
    The Republicans did not adopt an arbitrary 13 percent state budget cut, but produced a historic balanced budget that reduced taxes, protected teacher jobs and ended the temporary sales tax as promised the people two years ago and did so without the one-time borrowed $2.1 billion in stimulus funds from Washington.
    The demonization of Sen. Bill Rabon as wealthy and not concerned about those less fortunate and on unemployment is the same old worn-out Democrat mantra.

  • Amused by position on creationism

    To the editor:
    I was amused with Kevin Zelnio’s letter making himself a spokesman for Brunswick County’s parents and teachers in regard to teaching creationism. He is a resident of Wilmington.
    He speculates about an enormous reservoir of North Carolina evolutionary biologists and said, “Science builds upon itself.”
    I submit that before science can build upon itself, regarding evolution, it must explain how the first cell came into existence. Darwin said if it could be proven a cell is anything but simple my theory is not possible.

  • Responds to opinion column

    To the editor:
    As I read Caroline Curran’s comment section and her story on Mr. Warren, I wonder if she realizes what she is doing is very close to the promotion of racism.
    When you report half-truths and the ideology you have expressed in these two articles, you promote the hate and the divide in the races by what [you perceive] to be no harm but to minorities is very offensive and demeaning.