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Letters

  • Out with old

    To the editor:

    According to Ms. Altreuter, Mike McIntyre has “anxiety” about getting re-elected in “a mostly Republican state.” 

    How can this be, since a Democrat has held the office of governor since 1993 and Democrats have controlled the state senate for 100 years and have the majority in the General Assembly? 

  • No to mosque

    To the editor:

    We hear so much today about rights. I have a right to do this; you have a right to do that. My dad often reminded me: “With rights come responsibilities.” Such responsibilities are often neglected by those who scream the loudest about their rights. This can be seen day in and day out throughout the United States and the world.

  • A Patriot Party

    To the editor:

    I do not watch TV. I do not watch Glenn Beck. However, I did watch his speech at the Lincoln Memorial. His main point was that Americans need to, first, make sure we are in a right relationship with God. We need to ask God to fill us with His hope, peace, and charity, and share that hope, peace, and charity with our family, our community, and ultimately, the whole world.

  • Small group wants bridge saved

    To the editor:

    Thousands of residents oppose the acquisition of the land and retention of the old bridge house. It would be of no benefit to Sunset Beach to spend $3.75 million on 5 acres, a cost factor too high. What would be accomplished? A boat ramp is not far away. 

  • Wants better use of tax dollars

    To the editor:

    I just got my tax bill. It appears one-quarter of my tax dollars go to Sunset Beach and three-quarters of my tax dollars go to the county. I know where my Sunset Beach tax dollars go: trash pickup, yard debris pickup, police, fire, local road maintenance, streetlights and beach patrol. The only thing I can think of that I get from the county is water, and I have to pay for that. I don’t see any libraries, schools or parks in Sunset Beach.

  • Over spending in government

    To the editor:

    This is in response to the disclosure of county commissioner expense records in a recent news article.

  • Supports MacCullum

    To the editor:

    Nov. 4 is fast approaching. We will be at the polls to elect our public officials. With all the high profile political positions up for grabs, please give careful consideration to one that receives less attention, but impacts every Brunswick County citizen’s life every day.

  • Residents want spaces, parks

    To the editor:

    According to the Local Government Commission (LGC), Sunset Beach is well-positioned to buy the 5 acres between Bill’s Seafood and Twin Lakes for a park and potential boat ramp without adding to the tax burden of property owners.

  • Maybe residents don’t want park

    To the editor:

    In last week’s Beacon, Sunset Beach councilman DeVita shared his position that tax dollars should be spent to purchase land for a park. Previously, councilwoman [Karen] Joseph spoke of her “vision” as if she were prescient as to the desires of the residents. Now, as elected officials, isn’t it time that they gave the taxpayers a vehicle to voice their opinions?

  • Supports Wilson for clerk of court

    To the editor:

    Let me tell you something about Cheryl Cheers Wilson, our clerk of superior court. She graduated from Shallotte High School and attended Southeastern Community College where she was an A student. She has 29 years of experience in the legal field, nine years as a legal secretary, 16 years as a magistrate judge and four years as clerk of courts.