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Letters

  • If you need the Lord, go to church

    To the editor:
    I knew a pastor, who when asked the question, “Why are there so many hypocrites in the church?” would reply, “We have room for one more.” Isn’t this the truth? Who among us can live up to our own standards?
    Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick for all have sinned and fall short of the glory.” The only way we can be saved is to realize that without Christ, we are lost.

  • Loves changes at Ocean Isle Beach

    To the editor:
    As a new resident of Ocean Isle Beach, I wrote a letter to the editor a few years ago complaining about the appearance and lack of amenities at Ocean Isle Beach in comparison to those of Sunset Beach.
    May I take it back? I deeply apologize.

  • Wrestling event benefits children

    To the editor:
    On Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, the world lost a genuine human being in Christopher Stewart Barbour. He touched many lives in the community through his work with Rent-A-Center and his many fans he thrilled through his time in the wrestling ring.
    Better known to his loyal fan base as Chris Craven, he spent many nights and weekends wowing crowds with his ability. Chris also had a burning passion for music and was a member of several bands, including “A Sunset Morning.”

  • Doesn’t like ideas about HOAs

    To the editor:
    It is with disgust I read what Mr. Ole Madsen is doing to his “neighbors” in Oyster Harbor at Holden Beach. I am a former property/homeowner and resident of Oyster Harbor and due to personal situations, we relocated to Fort Myers, Fla., and live in a gated community, which has rules. Everyone must follow them, otherwise, don’t move into a community with an HOA.

  • It’s all a dog-and-pony show

    To the editor:
    I found the Jan. 26 Beacon article about dredging the Shallotte River very interesting and informative, even comical at times.
    If the owners of The Pointe LLC are so concerned about the condition of the Shallotte River, why would they install the docks/marina before something is done about the sandbar at the mouth of the river?

  • Reagan was a proactive visionary

    To the editor:
    I neither favor nor disfavor Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for president. I do believe, however, given the recent accounts of Gingrich’s political relationship with Ronald Reagan, that a fair and balanced understanding of any candidate’s history is necessary.
    In 1995, at the Goldwater Institute dinner honoring President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy said the following:

  • Help those less fortunate

    To the editor:
    We have had a mild winter so far, but do you remember the little cold snap back in October? That was the night I joined a few other Brunswick County citizens to participate in a homeless awareness event organized by Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) and hosted be Building HOPE Ministries on the grounds of its office site in Supply.
    It was cold! The cardboard shelter and borrowed blankets from the BFA Thrift Store offered little help, but I survived that one night, and my compassion for our homeless neighbors was increased.

  • HOAs offer good services for residents

    To the editor:
    It is unfortunate your writer Laura Lewis in her article of Jan. 29 only told one side of the story about Homeowners Associations instead of recognizing the many positive aspects HOAs do provide in communities throughout our state.
    I attended the meeting on Jan. 23 in Raleigh and provided testimony that focused on how volunteer HOA boards spent countless hours making sure that needed services are provided to residents.

  • Loves sea turtle program

    To the editor:
    The town of Ocean Isle Beach has a real treasure with the sea turtle patrol coordinators and volunteers.
    In the last two years, I have had the pleasure of sitting on a couple of sea turtle nests on Ocean Isle Beach. The training and experience I learned from the lead coordinators, Jim and Deb Boyce, and the many other volunteers I have met has been so rewarding. Jim and Deb inspired me to become a volunteer.

  • Election was no accident

    To the editor:
    In 2009, when Len Steiner last ran for re-election to the Sunset Beach Town Council, he finished dead last. Only 10.7 percent of the voters wanted him back. The other incumbent seeking re-election in 2009, Lou DeVita, kept his seat by a mere 53 votes. That, in electoral terms, was a message.
    Sadly, neither Mr. Steiner nor a majority of the council “got it.” Clueless Lou DeVita actually called his pitiful margin “a mandate.”