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Letters

  • Backs Gere Dale for election

    To the editor: The Town of Carolina Shores needs to change back to the way it was before December 2007.

    Gere Dale has been dedicated to the town since its formation more than 10 years ago. He has much respect for and strives for the protection of all town employees as well as the appointed positions.

    He, like the other commissioners and the politically experienced residents, know when a small group of residents question a pending board decision, those few do not represent the majority, even though they may think they do.

  • Disagrees with writer's assertion

    To the editor: Recently, your paper printed a letter from Christy Judah who made a false claim I “interrupt” military funerals.

    It is amazing to me your paper would print such an unmitigated, unsubstantiated and blatant lie.

    If this Miss Judah doesn’t like me or what I stand for and wants to dispute that, fine. That’s her opinion and her right. But for your paper to print something that is fashioned out of the whole cloth of her mind is different.

  • Thanks for help at festival

    To the editor: We would like to express our gratitude to the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department, the EMS and the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department for the great job they did this past weekend at the N.C. Oyster Festival.

    Considering the high volume of traffic on the island Saturday and Sunday, our police department did an excellent job of traffic control.

    Thanks to all who helped to make the oyster festival a success—once again.

  • Vote for change on Election Day

    To the editor: Election Day will offer an opportunity for Sunset Beach voters to bring their brooms to the town hall to sweep our current elected officials out of office.

    They have embarked on a multi-million dollar spending spree for wasteful projects that will keep tax rates higher than they need to be, making life difficult for those on fixed incomes or struggling to support their families during these tough economic times.

  • Got the boot, but paid

    To the editor: My family and I visit Sunset Beach about six to eight times a year, as we have a second home in the area.

    During the Fourth of July week, we visited Sunset Beach. As you can imagine, the public parking was completely full, so we pulled into the pier parking lot. There was no attendant at the booth so my husband dropped me off at the pier ramp and parked our vehicle. I went inside to pay for our parking ticket. By the time I walked back to our vehicle, it already had a boot placed on it.

  • Supports Gere Dale

    To the editor: In recent newspaper articles, a few Carolina Shores residents complained about dissension at town commissioner meetings. Furthermore, they were distressed by the belief others were mocking these meetings because of disagreement aired within them.

    One resident complained about the behavior of Gere Dale and another commissioner because of their perceived argumentative styles.

    I believe Gere is one of the best commissioners we have ever had. He has been fighting for us for years. He is one of

  • Disappointed with parking piece

    To the editor: I was disappointed in Laura Lewis’ slant about the Sunset Pier parking problem. It was biased against us and didn’t try to show the problem we are going to encounter when the new bridge is open.

    She chose the bleeding-heart route instead of a fair article about both sides.

    Ms. Dover stated she got in her car and started to drive off and heard grinding. Then got out and saw the note? The note is always posted on the driver’s window. How could you miss that when you got in your car?

  • Stands behind board decision

    To the editor: Re: letter entitled “Dismayed by school board” in Oct. 8 edition of Beacon.

    A recent educator article appearing in your paper was amusing, but mostly sad and disturbing. The retired teacher admits to being new to the area but that fact does not impede her from sharing her negative views regarding our “lawfully elected American” school board.

  • Good decisions, not fast ones

    To the editor: Mayor Selby’s break with the tradition of not allowing public comment at commissioners’ workshop meetings in the town of Carolina Shores was all too short-lived.

    The object of allowing public comment at the workshop was to get input from the citizenry on the various issues earlier in the commissioner’s decision making/voting process.

    North Carolina statutes mandate a public comment period prior to any voting at a town meeting, but neither allows nor denies comment during a workshop.

  • Appalled by St. James meeting

    To the editor: As sympathizers with the Midway community in the St. James forced annexation controversy, we sat on the back row at the town council meeting on Oct. 6.

    We witnessed an appalling scene during public comment. It began when the first speaker, a new annexee who was anguished by this situation, asked a question about whether he and others would be welcome to eat in St. James restaurants.

    We saw residents smirking at one another, shaking heads and chortling quietly before Mayor Lesher’s answer that no, the restaurants were private.