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Letters

  • End this path of destruction

    To the editor:
    At a recent meeting, I heard that every man, women and child in this country owes $44,000 of the national debt. This truth was so heavy on my mind I had the following nightmare of a dream:
    In the mail there is a bill from China. As the senior member of my family, the bill was

  • Thanks to all who support Sunset event

    To the editor:
    An article in last week’s Beacon incorrectly quoted me when it said I indicated I had been the chairperson of the first Sunset at Sunset. I was, in fact, chairperson of the third Sunset at Sunset.
    Numerous town residents deserve the credit for the first Sunset at Sunset.

  • Carolina Shores residents deserve better

    To the editor:
    In yet another vivid example of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners acting in an arrogant and fiscally irresponsible way, they approved an expenditure of almost $21,000 of taxpayer money to resurface a road that does not need resurfacing. Moreover, the majority of residents on this street (Pinebark Court), measuring just more than a tenth of a mile in length, were not even aware the board was considering this waste of taxpayer money, and apparently none of them had even been contacted regarding this matter.

  • Duck hunting is a sport

    To the editor:
    Duck hunting is sport for a lot of people around here, just as golf is for others.
    Yes, hunting is louder then golfing, but using guns is the only way to hunt duck, and most guns are loud.
    People have to pay for their duck stamp to hunt duck, so in my opinion, hunters have the right to hunt within the season with their loud guns anywhere hunting is permitted.
    Allen Todd
    Shallotte
     

  • A poem for a veteran

    To the editor:
    An Army veteran visited the Shallotte Home Depot store recently with his wife, who was wearing an Army sweatshirt.
    He was in a wheelchair on a ventilator. She told me he was an Army adviser in El Salvador and had been shot while assigned there. The helicopter that came in to rescue him was also shot down.
    I wrote the following poem for him:
    So Who Am I Anyway?
    All flowers beautifully bloom and then will wilt.
    Handsome man had been veteran to the hilt,

  • More smoking regulations are needed

    To the editor:
    The following is in response to a recent letter in a newspaper:
    Yes, we all know that smoking, including second-hand smoke, is hazardous to our health. And while I honor all opinions, especially those of our veterans, non-smoking regulations are greatly needed in our communities and in all public businesses.
    In numerous surveys and research, more than 75 percent, and according to some sources as much as 81 percent, of Americans do not smoke. This is a huge majority. Isn’t our country based upon the premise the majority rules?

  • If you need the Lord, go to church

    To the editor:
    I knew a pastor, who when asked the question, “Why are there so many hypocrites in the church?” would reply, “We have room for one more.” Isn’t this the truth? Who among us can live up to our own standards?
    Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick for all have sinned and fall short of the glory.” The only way we can be saved is to realize that without Christ, we are lost.

  • Loves changes at Ocean Isle Beach

    To the editor:
    As a new resident of Ocean Isle Beach, I wrote a letter to the editor a few years ago complaining about the appearance and lack of amenities at Ocean Isle Beach in comparison to those of Sunset Beach.
    May I take it back? I deeply apologize.

  • Wrestling event benefits children

    To the editor:
    On Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, the world lost a genuine human being in Christopher Stewart Barbour. He touched many lives in the community through his work with Rent-A-Center and his many fans he thrilled through his time in the wrestling ring.
    Better known to his loyal fan base as Chris Craven, he spent many nights and weekends wowing crowds with his ability. Chris also had a burning passion for music and was a member of several bands, including “A Sunset Morning.”

  • Doesn’t like ideas about HOAs

    To the editor:
    It is with disgust I read what Mr. Ole Madsen is doing to his “neighbors” in Oyster Harbor at Holden Beach. I am a former property/homeowner and resident of Oyster Harbor and due to personal situations, we relocated to Fort Myers, Fla., and live in a gated community, which has rules. Everyone must follow them, otherwise, don’t move into a community with an HOA.