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Letters

  • Thanks for coverage of art show

    To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank The Brunswick Beacon for all its coverage of the 64th Annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition taking place at Sunset River Marketplace through Nov. 30.

    This event was a first for Brunswick County and an indication of the growing reputation of our local artists. The show, considered by organizers to be a “huge success,” has drawn hundreds of visitors to the county.

  • Isn't healthcare perfect the way it is?

    To the editor: Thousands of enraged Americans have descended on the U.S. Capitol to protest the Democrats’ socialistic healthcare bill. And rightly so!

    As Sen. Shelby has said, this plan is “the first step in destroying the best healthcare system the world has ever known.”

    Why do Democrats want to change things? Aren’t they proud we rank 31st in the world in life expectancy, 34th in maternal mortality? Aren’t they proud that a child in the U.S. is 2.5 times as likely to die by age 5 than a child in Singapore?

  • Bad economics, bad politics

    To the editor: Congressman Mike McIntyre’s opposition to healthcare reform is abhorrent.

    The primary basis for his opposition—“at over a trillion dollars the bill costs way too much.” Yet the CBO reports H.R. 3962 could cut $104 million from the federal deficit by 2019. Thereafter, it would yield further, albeit modest, savings.

  • Happy two new members elected

    To the editor: I think I speak for the entire Village at Calabash POA Board of Directors and our community when I say how happy we are Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough were elected (by a landslide, I might add) and the referendum was passed. We will revert back to our mayor/council form of government.

    It just goes to show how many people were unhappy with incumbent Gere Dale and his latest antics during his last term.

  • We need a VA facility here

    To the editor: I cannot think of any one event more outrageous than the fact there are no VA medical facilities in Brunswick County.

    We are always caught up with the fact people who immigrate here legally or illegally have the proper medical services and at the same time neglect the military veterans.

  • Property owners sold down river

    To the editor: My insurance policy for 2010 is part of the North Carolina Homeowner’s Windstorm and Hail Policy Program. I noticed the policy premium increase of 21 percent and the coverage for personal property (contents of the house) has been reduced unilaterally by the issuer to a maximum of 40 percent—in my case, a reduction in coverage of $82,000.

  • Congratulations to elected officials

    To the editor: Congratulations to Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough for the resounding victory as our two new Carolina Shores town commissioners.

  • Outraged by Hell House scene

    To the editor: I was outraged by the Hell House article and photograph erroneously depicting an abortion procedure in The Beacon. It was disgusting and uncalled for.

    North Carolina has the ninth highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the country, and 30 percent are repeat pregnancies. Most of these teenagers rely on public assistance to raise these children in federally funded programs. This is the “real scenario.”

  • Robbery without a gun

    To the editor: I have had auto liability insurance for more than 50 years. I have not had an accident that cost them one penny.

    Around 1960, they added uninsured motorists protection to my policy. In 1964, I asked how I could collect from uninsured insurance. They said I couldn’t. I have collision insurance so I will have to collect from it.

    About 25 years ago, they put underinsured on my policy. I asked how I could collect from it. Again, they said I couldn’t.

    Now I was paying for uninsured and underinsured and had no way to collect.

  • Veterans Day every day

    To the editor: Every day should be Veterans Day.

    I am proud of my husband who is a Vietnam veteran. As we prepare for Veterans Day, I find it tragic so many of my fellow Americans view Nov. 11 as just another day off work.

    I lost friends in Vietnam and I made a vow they would never, ever be forgotten. With wars on two fronts, and the VA workload topping a million claims, it’s time for all Americans to remember the true meaning of Veterans Day.