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Letters

  • Government- or self-made man?

    To the editor:
    Recently, a Beacon reporter took issue with comments made by President Obama that credit for the success of citizens or businesses in America should be shared by the individual and government—federal, state and local.
    Since the president’s speech was either misunderstood or misinterpreted by the reporter in a “chicken or egg” column, some personal information will be provided to support the comments made by the president about shared success.

  • What is the meaning of life?

    To the editor:
    What is the meaning of life? I saw a bumper sticker that read “The one who dies with the most toys wins.” I would ask, wins what?
    If you base your answer strictly on personal achievements in this life only, will your life count? Can you think of anything worse than at judgment to have your creator say “Depart from me; I never knew you.” That would amount to a total loss of the meaning of life.

  • Stop beating up Sunset Beach town council

    To the editor:
    As a Sunset Beach resident I am distressed the Beacon is constantly beating the negative drum about my town and never seems to accentuate the positives.
    You lecture our town council and yet you fail to notice that the five council members do work well together. Do they sometimes have differences of opinion? Of course, but I think that encourages healthy debate and leads to the best possible compromise.

  • Brunswick Angels second in state tourney

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick County Dixie Angels (ages 9-10) softball team finished second in the state tournament in Eden.
    After opening the tourney with two victories, Brunswick lost 11-0 on July 16 to Rockingham.
    “My catcher Morgan Barbee was slid into hard at home plate and broke her right arm,” coach Wayne Branch said.

  • Appalled by antics in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    When I read the Beacon each week, I am consistently appalled by the reports of the actions of our town government. It is time for the governing officials of the town of Sunset Beach to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the positions to which they were elected.
    Ladies, pull in your cat-claws.
    Gentlemen, drop that cocked leg you’ve been using to mark your territory.

  • Homelessness hits home

    To the editor:
    We are tired of hearing there aren’t homeless in Brunswick County. They are there if you look.
    In large cities, the federal government identifies homelessness based on the number reporting to shelters. With no overnight shelter, federal and local governments don’t have a way of knowing how many people are homeless.

  • Getting a degree is a reality at BCC

    To the editor:
    As the summer will soon turn to fall, I’ve realized that this will be the first August in many years that I have not jumped in line with fellow students to register for college classes.
    As a recent graduate of Brunswick Community College, this notion is bittersweet. The faculty and staff at BCC were instrumental in my successful completion of a degree.
    After a 10-year journey, including enrollment at several community colleges throughout the East Coast, it wasn’t until my enrollment at BCC I found success.

  • McIntyre was among those who did the right thing

    To the editor:
    Am I to believe the only good Democrat, regardless of whether right or wrong, would only vote along party lines, as in Rep. Mike McIntyre’s vote along with 16 other U.S. House Democrats to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress?
    As a 38-year veteran law enforcement officer and administrator, as well as a life-long Democrat, I have a few comments in response to recent accusations.

  • Thanks for help finding lost child

    To the editor:
    On July 4 at Ocean Isle Beach, we had the unfortunate experience of our 5-year-old daughter “disappearing.” She lost us in the sea of people as she came up from the shore.
    I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to law enforcement officials who helped me when I called 911. They told me my daughter was in the hands of a woman who had found her wandering, crying and looking for us. They told me exactly which way to walk and how far until I would find her.

  • Local seniors, BSRI need your help

    To the editor:
    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. would like to request help for our senior community. There are many ways to help us.
    While receiving monetary contributions is always appreciated, you can help by referring a family member or friend to lease space at our Southport Senior Center or Shallotte Senior Center for an event or gathering.
    Talking to an acquaintance about advertising in our BSRI newsletter or donating materials for our Ramps and Rails program also provides needed support.