• Thank you to 9/11 event participants

    To the editor:

    My sincere thanks to all of you who took part in the memorial services on the overpass at N.C. 130 in Shallotte.

    Thanks to the Calabash Lions, the Shallotte Lions, American Legion Post 503 and the auxiliary, VFW 7288, the Calabash Elks and the Shallotte Police Department.

    It was a great turnout for a great cause.

    Vito Ramaglia,

    event coordinator

    Sunset Beach

  • Shallotte DMV agency employees deserve respect

    To the editor:

    To all who find it necessary to be rude to the ladies at the Shallotte Division of Motor Vehicles Plate Agency, this is for you, and you, too!

    I’m writing this letter as a customer and as the daughter and only child of Deborah Meadows, who has self-contracted the Shallotte NCDMV Plate Agency, serving Brunswick County and surrounding counties for more than 36 years. That’s longer than half of some of your existences. She and her employees are only here to help the public.

  • Proposed Sunset Beach development will hurt all

    To the editor:

    I am sure a lot of readers of The Brunswick Beacon think the proposed development at the west end of the Sunset Beach island is a Sunset Beach problem, but it really isn’t.

  • Thanks for local Freedom Day

    To the editor:

    Last Thursday, Sept. 10, was Freedom Day USA. This was a wonderful way to honor members of the military and their immediate families, along with veterans.

    The local celebration was the idea of Dr. Aaron Wilharm of Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Oak Island and Bolivia. He and his wonderful staff organized this day and they were able to get many shops and service providers to participate, too, with discounts and gifts.

  • Summer concert interrupts loud conversations

    To the editor:

    My wife and I have been privileged to enjoy the concert season at several of the local venues this summer, including Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Shallotte. There have been some outstanding bands, and the talent level has certainly been exceptional.

    We attended the Band of Oz concert Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Sunset Beach, looking forward to a repeat performance, since we heard them the previous Sunday at Holden Beach.

  • Voice opinion on Iran treaty

    To the editor:

    It’s crunch time, Americans. President Obama asked Congress to approve a treaty with a country that wants to destroy us and has said so publicly. Most of America hasn’t read this treaty and has no idea what we are giving away.

    One senator, and almost every media outlet, says the treaty has its pros and cons. What an ignorant statement. If there are cons for America, it’s a bad treaty.

  • Why do you fly American flag?

    To the editor:

    I love seeing the American flag flying high in the town of Calabash and in Sunset Beach Town Park. As we approach Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we will see flags being dusted off and flown at homes. However, I notice the American spirit is highly visible throughout the year in this area, as witnessed by the flags flying proudly at neighborhood homes. Do you ever think as to why, exactly, you fly the flag daily?

  • Planned Parenthood videos should spark outrage

    To the editor:

    Cecil the lion was wounded with an arrow by an American recreational big-game hunter, was then tracked and then killed with a rifle. The killing drew international media attention and sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities.

    Now, are we as outraged about the Planned Parenthood issue?

  • Pray for officers, those accused

    To the editor:

    We have ongoing reports of police being shot while carrying out their regular duties, and just like any other group there are good and bad. Please pray for all law enforcement forces trying to keep us safe while we go about with our daily lives.

    Pray also for those arrested, that all will be treated with justice, despite their race, age, gender and charges.

  • Thank you for school supply drive support

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank all community members and businesses who supported our recent Back to School Supply Drive for students in need. The drive was very successful and resulted in many donations that have been distributed to children in local elementary and middle schools.