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Letters

  • Theory doesn’t mesh with reality

    To the editor:
    I have read with interest recent articles by guest columnist John Heidtke about his concerns with America’s life with guns.
    His comment about not carrying his gun, even though he has a concealed carry permit, is interesting. One would hope that, as a trained former law enforcement officer, he would have some sense of obligation to use his training and expertise if an occasion arose, such as the shooting in the Colorado theater.

  • Turmoil in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Mayor Cerrato was elected by 60 percent of voters on a platform of “Spend Less-Tax Less.” His platform consisted of 19 items, such as salaries, spending and waste, but any time an item is brought up, it’s quickly brushed aside by our town council.
    Mayor Cerrato was opposed to purchasing the park land even before 1,200 citizens signed a petition opposing it. The county has a park less than 2 miles away. Why are we going to be paying for two parks, one through our county taxes, and the other through town taxes?

  • Safety has always been town’s priority

    To the editor:
    A recent letter by a Carolina Shores resident accusing Sunset Beach of ignoring the safety of our beach visitors paints an inaccurate picture.
    The safety of our beach-goers is always our first priority. We take pride in the enhancements made to our beach area, especially the new and improved access ramps.

  • What has happened to Supply?

    To the editor:
    What has happened to Supply? I have wonderful childhood memories of this small town. Now we have some property and a temporary vacation home here, and we have been sadly hurt by the scum that now occupy this area.
    Our home has been broken into more than six (I have since lost count) times. We have been told there is a drug problem where we have a place (Little Macedonia Road). Why have authorities not taken action to get rid of this hazard?

  • Obama is best thing for USA

    To the editor:
    Ref: In response to the Ken Drennan letter in Aug. 15 edition of the Beacon.
    I’m glad the Chicago Thuggery Machine (as mentioned in your letter last week) won the White House.
    I don’t think the country could have survived another four years of Republican control. Two wars started by the Republicans, generating billions of dollars for the greedy and nothing but grief and sorrow for the families of all those brave soldiers who were killed and wounded. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

  • Curran was among the best

    To the editor:
    I was very disappointed to read in the Aug. 2 edition of the Beacon that Caroline Curran was leaving your fine staff. She was the best, in my humble opinion.
    As the late, great Edward R. Murrow used to say: “Good night, and good luck, Caroline!”
    Michael L. Bulman
    Spartanburg, S.C.
     

  • Sheriff’s office takeover is proving good for animal services

    It’s a completely different place.
    It’s not so sad to go there anymore.
    Even the dogs are better behaved in their kennels.
    Volunteers are making a world of difference.

    These are things people are saying about changes at the county animal shelter.
    In July, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office took over operations and renamed the agency Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.
    It was clear early on things were going to be different.

  • Thanks for helping nonprofits at concerts

    To the editor:
    Wednesday nights in Sunset Beach this summer have provided great entertainment. Music, food and dancing was brought to attendees by a group of merchants in Sunset Beach while offering six nonprofits the opportunity to introduce themselves and their cause to the community.
    Attendees have been introduced to The First Tee, Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol, American Legion, Brunswick Family Assistance, Street Reach and Paws-Ability.

  • Appalled by Senate Bill 820

    To the editor:
    I am appalled at the passage of North Carolina legislature’s Senate Bill 820 that legalizes hydro-fracking in this state. It appears this is a “done deal” for the following reasons:
    1. Ray Covington has been appointed to the “conservationist” seat on the fracking board. He owns N.C. Oil & Gas, which is bribing landowners with bonus payments and royalties if they let him drill on their land. This smacks of conflict of interest to me, as his company stands to make mega-bucks on fracking operations.

  • Put beach safety first in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach needs to act immediately to ensure the safety of people on the beach.
    Occasionally, emergency vehicles cannot leave over one dune and have difficulty crossing another. Disabled people using golf carts are not assured safe passage over the dunes on those accesses.
    For 10 years, the town let mountains of sand build up over the wood ramps on the emergency accesses at the east end and near the gazebo. Usage is no longer guaranteed.