• Provide proof of residence to use recycle center

    To the editor:

    I am responding to the article in the Dec. 11 edition, “Recycle center permits questioned in Carolina Shores.” Not everyone who has a residence in Carolina Shores lives there full time. Their cars may be registered in the state that is their main residence.

  • Support for Sea Notes exceeds expectations

    To the editor:

    As Sea Notes Choral Society president, I have the pleasure of thanking you, our audience, for your support and generosity each season. On Dec. 4, 5 and 7, when we performed our winter concert, “Season of Love,” at Hatch Auditorium I again had that privilege. With renewed growth in Brunswick County, our Thursday and Friday evening audiences came out in record numbers. That means the world to us. You are our family, friends and neighbors, and we truly do sing for you.

  • Dumping on Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    How lucky we are to live in Carolina Shores. If you read the Beacon, you’ll note the only problem we apparently have in the community is with the operation of the recycling center (generally known as “the dump”).

    Apart from long lines of vehicles occasionally on Persimmon Road, some people have the audacity to have more than one vehicle they use to take garbage to the dump. Pay up! You have to buy that second sticker!

  • What do you want for Christmas?

    To the editor:

    What do you want for Christmas?

    Do you desire Christmas gifts you hope will make you happy or give them to make others happy? How about looking into what really makes you or someone you love happy with peace, security and satisfaction with what you have?

    One of Jesus’ names is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

    Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

  • Is Christmas for thieves?

    To the editor:

    An 8-year-old boy from Georgia was hit and killed by a drunk driver Nov. 25, 2014, in Georgia. His classmates attended the funeral and put a Christmas tree at the gravesite.

    When some of the students went to the cemetery the next day, the tree was gone.

    One of his classmates, a young girl, asked her mother to replace the tree, and they have put a new tree at his grave. They are also going to make a memorial for the little boy at the site of the accident.

  • Cartoon ‘distasteful slam’ at flotilla

    To the editor:

    I have never written a letter to the editor, but after seeing the editorial cartoon in your Dec. 4 edition, I now feel the need.

  • Park land purchase doesn’t meet pressing county needs

    To the editor:

    In regard to the article in last week’s Beacon about county commission activities, I am particularly concerned about the $3.5 million park property purchase near Holden Beach.

  • Kudos to employees who completed ECHO program

    To the editor:

    This year, Grand Strand Medical Center was honored to have the opportunity to offer a professional development program to current employees. The Expanding Your Career and Healthcare Opportunities (ECHO) program is designed to help adults advance in their skills with training for the next step in their careers.

    In the class, participants completed the following categories: patient safety and satisfaction; medical terminology; and critical thinking skills. Current employees applied and were awarded one of 10 seats in the 12-week program.

  • Cartoon insensitive to flotilla organizers

    To the editor:

    I am writing in response to the cartoon regarding the Ocean Isle Beach flotilla that was published in your latest edition. I am the mother/mother-in-law of Michelle and Charles Griffin, who along with others organize the flotilla. I have an inside view of the amount of effort that is necessary for this wonderful event to occur.

  • Remember why America is exceptional

    To the editor

    As anger erupts like volcanoes around the globe and people march demanding human rights (often to their peril), maybe it’s time to reflect on what it truly means to be an American.

    We pride ourselves on being exceptional, but are we really? As the gap between the have and have-nots continues to grow in the wealthiest nation in the world, more children go to bed hungry every night, to our great shame.