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Letters

  • Balloons return to Earth as litter

    To the editor: I am concerned about several articles and photos appearing in The Brunswick Beacon over the past month. Our citizens are releasing balloons into the environment. I have seen these balloon releases mentioned to celebrate loved ones, milestones (birthdays, weddings), loved ones’ passing, and most recently, a Memorial Day event.

  • Thanks to Airport Commission

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) would like to thank the Brunswick County Airport Commission for partnering with us for the second annual Big Toy Day on May 22.

    We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout from the community. Local businesses and municipalities turned out with their “toys” and let the kids climb all over them.

  • Thanks to Airport Commission

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) would like to thank the Brunswick County Airport Commission for partnering with us for the second annual Big Toy Day on May 22.

    We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout from the community. Local businesses and municipalities turned out with their “toys” and let the kids climb all over them.

  • Schools need community support

    To the editor: I’d like to express how grateful Communities in Schools is for the community support reflected through Big Toy Day May 22.

    The smiling faces of the many children and parents were beautiful. Your support for our fundraisers is greatly appreciated. We could not continue to provide services for children and families if not for your generosity.

  • Doesn’t like cited source

    To the editor: The next time the Beacon unabashedly portrays the Civitas poll (May 27 edition) as a reliable, non-partisan source, your reporters could enhance their journalistic credibility by giving readers some background on Civitas.

    The “poll” is a once-removed creation of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative “Foundation: On the Right,” although many might say the extreme far- right, including the “Tea Bagger” genus.

  • Voter is frustrated with choices

    To the editor: The 7th Congressional District election is an interesting matchup. It’s one of the few races in the country where we have two Republicans running for the same congressional seat.

    On one hand, we have Mike McIntyre, a registered Democrat, who consistently votes with Republicans on every piece of meaningful legislation.

    On the other hand, we have Ilario Pantano, who just espouses the usual Republican talking points.

  • It’s politics as usual

    To the editor: The political maneuvering by soon-to-be former D.A. Rex Gore and soon-to-be former Sen. R.C. Soles is too disgusting for words suitable to print. The high-handed and blatant disregard for the wellbeing of the people of this district is appalling.

    Thousands of people across this state have lost all their retirement; thousands more work at minimum-wage jobs; thousands more live month-to-month on decreasing Social Security checks; and thousands more are unemployed.

  • Voters have spoken

    To the editor: In your May 13-19 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, you said the sheriff, district attorney and clerk of court races should be nonpartisan.

    You also said it doesn’t make sense that these positions are politically affiliated.

    Well, the citizens of Brunswick County have spoken by way of their votes. Moreover, I don’t believe the law gives regard to one party or the other.

    The candidates won because they received the votes. The sheriff and the district attorney offices are partisan because the people (voters) want it that way.

  • Should have stood in honor

    To the editor: Memorial Day is to a time to honor living and dead military. Such was the celebration on Sunday evening at Holden Beach when the musical group, The Imitations, asked all of the men and women who served in the military to step to the front and stand on stage. The stage was crowded with former military and one young man about to deploy to Afghanistan.

    Nearly everyone stood.

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor: Last month voters and candidates went to the polls and voted for district attorney for Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    Now after the primary and the field of candidates reduced, our Senator R.C Soles Jr. has introduced a bill (Senate Bill 1340) that would split the 13th Prosecutorial District after the election.