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Letters

  • Excited about veterans services

    To the editor: It is indeed a great, great day for Brunswick County veterans to have a clinic in four months.

    After speaking with Congressman Mike McIntyre on the night of my first statement, he informed me the three days a week clinic is just the beginning for the veterans in Brunswick County.

    The congressman stated that when the need for healthcare increases, the clinic would increase the days from three days a week to five days a week to support the needed services.

  • Citizens are paying twice

    To the editor: You’ve read the horror stories about a POA/HOA board of directors running amok. Add one more account.

    The Carolina Shores subdivision POA authorized their remunerated attorney to send a series of letters to the town of Carolina Shores’ government demanding the town assume responsibility for all swale and driveway headwall maintenance.

    This effort was paid with member dues and perpetrated without contact to gauge member support.

  • Paws-Ability has successful event

    To the editor: Paws-Ability’s second annual adoption fair on May 8 met with some very hot weather, but that did not keep visitors away. Five animals found their forever home on this day thanks to our sponsor, Greenup Landscaping of Ocean Isle and Cheri Hewitt.

    Paws-Ability volunteers worked to plan, organize and make this adoption fair a plus for the local rescue shelter.

    Our children’s “petucation” program, chaired by Cameron Brand, introduced a new program for school-age children and teaches responsible pet ownership.

  • Military ideologies can conflict

    To the editor: The military consists of many people, things and separate entities. Its philosophy is wrapped around three factors (ideologies). They are: need to know; rank has its privilege (RHIP); and only give awards to those who deserve them.

    No one had a need to know regarding what Gen. McChrystal said or did. He might believe in military RHIP. The White House only recognizes and believes in civilian RHIP.

  • The crisis in the Gulf

    To the editor: The $20 billion BP payout was a shakedown. It was also something that had to be done. The two conglomerates involved were in bad need of some good public relations. BP and the U.S. government needed to show they cared about the folks directly affected by this absolute tragedy.

    I’m still not convinced either one truly does.

    Regarding BP, they are a corporation and therefore their main obligation is to their shareholders. I believe in the free market system, but in this kind of situation, it’s repulsive.

  • Thanks for poem

    To the editor: This is a public thank-you to a special person. Stacey Manning, who works at this very newspaper, has so graciously allowed me to use a poem that she wrote in memory of her mother to commemorate the 10th anniversary of my son’s death.

    I know that she wrote this poem from the depths of her sorrow and it touched me deeply. I have kept a copy of it, and when I asked her permission to use it, she said yes.

    Thank you so much, Stacey.

    Janet Evans

    Supply

  • Supports electronic gaming businesses

    To the editor: I recently read Laura Lewis’ article on gaming parlors. Thank goodness, she did not call all of us that like to play these games “criminals.”

    We have met a lot of nice people while playing these games. There are also a lot of people we have met who have no one at home to talk to and are lonely. They can play on 25 cents for a long time and are enjoying themselves.

    It has given a lot of people jobs, therefore, not on unemployment. I get a lot of enjoyment from this and can see that is not hurting anyone.

  • Delivering papers has been rewarding

    To the editor: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”(Ecclesiastes 3: 1)

    For 26 years, we have delivered The Brunswick Beacon to many businesses in Brunswick County, previously for Mr. Sweatt and recently for the present owners.

    Every Wednesday morning, our purpose was to distribute the paper, distribute the news to the people; however, there were
other purposes.

  • Thanks for help with memorial

    To the editor: This is a letter of thanks to old friends and hopefully new ones.

    My heart was truly touched last week by people I have never met and by ones I’ve known for years.

    My brother Mark Walker went to be with the Lord last June 6. He was cremated, and I felt I didn’t have a place to visit with him because I took his ashes to Alaska where he wanted to be.

  • ‘Life’ shouldn’t mean lenient sentence

    To the editor: Convicted murderer Terrance Jones, sentenced to life in prison on Oct. 17, 1994, is now scheduled to be released May 19, 2013.

    That’s 19 years, not to mention his 29 infractions including drugs, weapons, gangs and fighting while he was serving time.

    The parole boards mission is to protect the people of Brunswick County, not to free up the prison population and to put this kind of prisoner back in society.

    Why is it that politics always reduces our foundational values, laws and principles to the level of a joke?