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Letters

  • Should your money be used for a park?

    To the editor:
    Letters to the editor, email responses to one letter printed in the Beacon and a myriad of telephone contacts indicate many respondents do not want the town of Carolina Shores-sponsored park.
    The Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) unitedly have pushed this park and view it as a town “uniter.” How absurd.
    Residents from subdivisions who now fail to use the central recycle center and attend town meetings are highly unlikely to come to a town hall park to use the walking trail, play bocce or socialize.

  • We like Mike!

    To the editor:
    We have known Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Mike Williams for the past several years through his work at our church, Seaside United Methodist. He serves as a trustee, head usher and as co-chair of the successful country fair, which raised $60,000 for the community.
    Not only am I impressed with how much Mike cares for his church and community, but how hard he works for both.

  • Get it together, Carolina Shores

    To the editor:
    I must have been on a space mission when the poll was conducted to discuss the need for a community special events area.
    We obviously need an area in which to conduct public executions. I am sure we could erect pillories and stocks to humiliate minor transgressions. We would obviously have to excavate a dunking pond.
    I am sure the current town employees can clear an area of flammable bushes and trees so we can burn witches, heretics and dissident residents of Carolina Shores at the stake.

  • Doesn't agree with assertions

    To the editor:
    It is not my practice to write editorial letters; however, I feel obligated to address the false comments by Jim Parsch in last week’s paper.
    There was no reduction to the $30,000 [Calabash Fire Department] contribution as stated by Mr. Parsch. I did not support a contribution above the fire fees, but the board of commissioners voted for the funding.

  • Where were you?

    To the editor:
    Several months ago, the idea of using the area adjacent to town hall as a site for our citizens to utilize for special events or as a place of quiet reflection was suggested.
    The communication committee, made up of volunteers from within the town of Carolina Shores, was given the task of exploring options for commissioners to consider.
    After much discussion, it was agreed that professional help was needed to develop viable options for the town to consider. Concepts for a town commons were presented.

  • Thinks trashcan ordinance stinks

    To the editor:
    As a resident of Sunset Beach I must point out an event that occurred over the weekend at the Sunset at Sunset festival.
    I received a letter from the powers that be at town hall notifying us it will be illegal to leave a trash can in front of your home after 6 p.m. the day of pickup. This sounds reasonable, right? Well, yes, unless there are extraordinary circumstances that make that impossible occasionally.
    The powers that be have determined the fine will be $50 for each occurrence.

  • Town needs a commons area

    To the editor:
    I have learned four things since this “park issue” became just that, an issue.
    1. “There are two sides to every story—and then there’s the truth.”—American Proverb
    2. “A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.”—Author Unknown
    3. “People are very open-minded about new things—as long as they’re exactly like the old ones.”—Charles Kettering

  • Thanks for help with bike event

    To the editor:
    This is an open letter to the Sunset Beach community.
    On behalf of the National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter, we would like to thank everyone in your community who helped make the 26th annual Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach a success.
    Thank you for your warm reception of the nearly 1,500 cyclists who participated. They loved the new bridge.

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor:
    When is the last time you heard of the U.S. government helping to repair a Judeo-Christian place of worship devastated by tornados, floods, etc. in this country? Yet our tax dollars are used worldwide to preserve mosques in order to buy friendship with some who seek to destroy us.

  • Thanks for the help

    To the editor:
    I want to acknowledge my wonderful experience at Sunset Beach during the afternoon of Sept. 24 with a woman who helped me out significantly when I had problems finding my belongings. I didn’t have my glasses on, and I have multiple sclerosis.
    The woman, whom I know only as Diane from Charlotte, could see I was not managing too well. I had wanted to go in the water, but knew my glasses would be swept away if I wore them. I thought my belongings were close enough to shore that I would be able to find them.