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Letters

  • The port project is not dead

    To the editor:
    It’s déjà vu all over again.
    In July 2010 the Ports Authority declared the Southport megaport project “on hold” and the press pronounced it was dead.
    Since then $2 million more has been spent examining how ports can compete for Post Panamax business, the Senate removed protective language from the House budget bill prohibiting spending on the deepwater port at Southport, and the price tag for the NCIT is now estimated to be a colossal, mind-boggling $6.1 billion.
    Dead? Hah!

  • Hydrofracking isn’t the answer

    To the editor:
    Hydrofracking is banned in North Carolina. Recently, I received notice from a North Carolina watchdog group called Food and Water Watch. Reports say the General Assembly wants to overturn the ban this spring.
    I am a small business owner interested in reducing the cost of gas and oil, but only if methods used are safe and efficient.
    I strongly disagree with the idea of “hydrofracking” in North Carolina. Fresh water is a very limited/precious resource we should not take for granted. We cannot drink, swim or fish in natural gas.

  • A look at the family tree

    To the editor:
    When a family tree turns out good with no dead limbs and bears good fruit, maybe you should talk about it, or even write about it. So I did.
    Dad lived to be 86; mom only made it to 40. Their first-born for the family tree was me in December 1923. That makes me 88 and over.
    Then came two sisters. As years went by, dad married again. Then a brother; all total four.
    We all married and had a good life with our spouses. After 51 years of married life, my wife passed on.

  • Time is to fish or cut bait

    To the editor:
    The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church and its leftward leaning adherents now has to fish or cut bait.
    After more than half a century of buying the hook, line and sinker of Democratic Party’s promises of heaven on earth, the church’s skiff has now been pushed out into the middle of a very deep lake by President Obama’s mandate to provide contraception, pharmacological abortion and surgical sterilization.
    Land is no longer in sight, nor is there an anchor to allow for languid dawdling.

  • Doesn’t want to see trees cut down

    To the editor:
    I read with interest your article on the contemplated removal of 900 trees from the golf course at Carolina Shores.
    It amazes me the board of commissioners can be bullied by an organization that is bankrupt and whose principle owner is in foreclosure. It seems that a clap of the gavel by the mayor can terminate all the questions that require discussion and answers.

  • Thanks, Laura, for a great story

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Laura Lewis for the wonderful article titled, “From Sunset to Siam.” It was accurate, well written and made an old guy and his family feel good about his life.
    James Williams
    Sunset Beach
     

  • Get right with God

    To the editor:
    The United States of America was founded as a Christian nation. The word “religion” used in the Constitution obviously meant “Christian religion” because the founding fathers recognized no other religion as valid. Early in our country’s history, a man could not even have public office in most states unless he was a Christian.

  • End this path of destruction

    To the editor:
    At a recent meeting, I heard that every man, women and child in this country owes $44,000 of the national debt. This truth was so heavy on my mind I had the following nightmare of a dream:
    In the mail there is a bill from China. As the senior member of my family, the bill was

  • Thanks to all who support Sunset event

    To the editor:
    An article in last week’s Beacon incorrectly quoted me when it said I indicated I had been the chairperson of the first Sunset at Sunset. I was, in fact, chairperson of the third Sunset at Sunset.
    Numerous town residents deserve the credit for the first Sunset at Sunset.

  • Carolina Shores residents deserve better

    To the editor:
    In yet another vivid example of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners acting in an arrogant and fiscally irresponsible way, they approved an expenditure of almost $21,000 of taxpayer money to resurface a road that does not need resurfacing. Moreover, the majority of residents on this street (Pinebark Court), measuring just more than a tenth of a mile in length, were not even aware the board was considering this waste of taxpayer money, and apparently none of them had even been contacted regarding this matter.