• Lung Cancer Awareness month

    To the editor:

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and pearl is our color.

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States among every ethnic group, accounting for one out of every three cancer deaths. It is also the least funded. Lung cancer will kill:

    •More people than the next four deadly cancers combined.

    •More than three times as many men as prostate cancer.

    •Nearly twice as many women as breast cancer.

    •An average of 437 people a day.

  • Thanks for supporting troops

    To the editor:

    I am currently serving my first tour in Afghanistan with the United States Army. My unit consists
    of about 150 soldiers. We would like to thank the American Legion Post 503 in Calabash for adopting our unit and providing us with all the comforts of home.

  • Help support fire department

    To the editor:

    At the monthly town meeting, Carolina Shores commissioners Dunn and Przywara, in collaboration with the mayor, defeated a motion to contribute the remaining $3,000 due to the Calabash Fire Department, in conjunction with a town commitment to help fund firefighter salaries related to an awarded Safer Grant.

  • Agrees with idea about bridge opening

    To the editor:

    In response to Laura Lewis’ column in the Oct. 7 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, I totally agree with Mr. Owen Weddle’s proposal.

    I firmly believe it should be a community event, not a “car show.” When the new bridge in Charleston, S.C., was dedicated, thousands of people walked, ran or biked across this magnificent structure.

    The townspeople of Sunset Beach and surrounding towns and local dignitaries should partake, not Mrs. Joseph’s friends and their Corvettes.

  • Supports Wilson for clerk

    To the editor:

    Being an independent voter, I attended a recent candidate forum in Southport co-sponsored by the ILA and NAACP. I am writing to say how much I am impressed by Cheryl Cheers Wilson, who has been the clerk of Superior Court for four years and is running for re-election.

  • Supports MacCallum

    To the editor:

    I am writing in support of Jim MacCallum for Clerk of Superior Court. As a resident of Brunswick County, I feel we need a person who will bring to the office the management and administrative skills necessary to handle the ever-growing caseload.

    Jim has practiced law for more than 33 years, and during those years, he has been an effective leader and manager.

  • Will vote for Patterson

    To the editor:

    I’m 24 years old and I’ve never voted in an election before. I’ve never been excited about anyone who was running and most politicians I see on TV are out of touch with how I feel.

  • Supports Tristan Patterson

    To the editor:

    I would like to express my feelings about the upcoming election involving Dewey Hill and Tristan Patterson.

    This will be my first time ever voting. In the past, no one inspired me enough to want to vote and, honestly, I didn’t feel like my vote would change the outcome of the election anyway.

    However, Tristan Patterson has changed my view on voting entirely. When I met him, my first impression was, “Wow, this is someone who will change our district for the better.”

  • Residents got sucker punched

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach got the proverbial sucker punch when the town council did a “do-over” and reneged
    on saving the entire pontoon bridge.

  • Make final arrangements in advance

    To the editor:

    Sometimes families call Brunswick Family Assistance, churches and other organizations seeking help to pay for funeral expenses. I am writing to address the need to make final arrangements in advance. There are no provisions in our county for indigent funerals, except in the case of an unclaimed body.