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Letters

  • Thanks for wallet return

    To the editor: I want to thank the honest person who turned my wallet in at the new Food Lion in Shallotte. I did not realize it was missing until 24 hours later. I thought it might have fallen out in my drawer at work.

    I got to work the next day and it was not in my drawer. I panicked and was ready to call my bank and credit card company but remembered the last time I used it was at Food Lion. I called and sure enough it was there.

    It is nice to know there are still honest people in this world. Thank you again and God bless.

    Liz Johnston

  • Lost glasses found in surf

    To the editor: King Neptune or the Little Mermaid must have helped Eric Amos from Durham find his glasses after he lost them in the ocean off Ocean Isle Beach.

    He was playing around with his son when his glasses were tossed into the ocean. He could not see a thing and went back to his motel and rested for a while. Then he went to the Second Street Grill and tried to see the menu to order something to eat and then left and went back to the ocean about a mile down and was again playing with his son, who said, “Dad, there are your glasses!”

  • The details are in the budget

    To the editor: Mayor Anthony Clemmons commented at the budget hearing the state only requires 8 percent of the budget amount to be in reserve while knowing the recommendation for the 20 coastal counties is 30 percent.

    He’d like us to believe Calabash had “probably” 100 percent in reserve.

    The fact is, last year’s budget message stated 65 percent in reserve, down from the previous year’s 75 percent.

    This year’s budget message gave no information.

  • Think more about terminal groins

    To the editor: Your June 10 edition reported that efforts to legalize terminal groins likely would fail this year and that one groin proponent says “we’ll have to start with another bill at another time.”

    If these predictions come true, it is hoped groin proponents will carefully consider the damage to beaches down-drift of the groins. Also, elected public officials should recognize the inevitable need to raise property taxes to construct and maintain the groins without state or federal funds.

  • Thank you to the Big Toy Day pilots

    To the editor:

    A big “thank you” to those who organized the recent CIS Big Toy Day at the Brunswick County Airport. I’m especially grateful to the pilots who contributed their time and personal resources to provide airplane rides for the kids.

  • Writer questions article's merit

    To the editor:

    I’m writing in regard to the “Sloane Realty, Debbie Smith” article on page 7A in the June 3 edition of the Beacon. I have read this article five times and cannot for the life of me figure out why it was written or even published.

  • Questions photo placement

    I write this letter to bring to your attention your story on Early College students who graduated this year.

    I find it an insult to the class valedictorian to be pictured on the inside of your paper and the salutatorian on the front page. I have nothing against the salutatorian. I think she should be recognized for her hard work, but she did come in second.

  • Disagrees with writer's letter

    To the editor:

    Typical of many progressives’ inability to argue facts, a recent writer in the June 3 edition of the Beacon criticized the Civitas organization because of the results of recent polling in North Carolina.

    Instead of pointing out errors, if any, in the polls or countering the findings with facts again, if any, the writer resorts to the tired old same limp and lame method of rebuttal–name calling.

  • Was offended by Richardson's comments

    To the editor:

    I served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1965. I stepped on a land mine in September that year and lost the use of my right leg due to my injury. I’m writing about the article in the Beacon quoting Frank Richardson of VFW 7288 about Memorial Day.

    The article did not sit well with me and a lot of other veterans that served in the military. I was a commander of a VFW post with 500 or so members for 7-8 years and a commander of an American Legion for two years.

  • Where will you go?

    To the editor: