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Letters

  • Carousel of bewilderment

    To the editor:

  • BFA appeals for help

    To the editor:
    Since 1981, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) has been dedicated to improving the lives of our neighbors in Brunswick County who are willing to help themselves by providing emergency assistance.
    BFA touches the lives of 1 in 6, or 18 percent, of county residents through the programs and services we offer. BFA strives to improve our community and make it a better place to live.

  • Schools are no place for politics

    To the editor:
    In your Oct. 3 edition, there was an article titled “Educators’ opinions vary on Common Core standards in Brunswick County.”
    In that piece, Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said negative feedback about Common Core he has received has been politically charged. I know for a fact many people oppose Common Core not because of their political leanings, and Dr. Pruden has been presented with many of those arguments.

  • Inane rhetoric

    To the editor:
    Mr. Duane Lewis, I had to read your opinion published in last week’s edition a couple of times to make sure I was reading it correctly.
    Is it your opinion that whites blame blacks for all of our shortcomings? Really? I thought it was the other way around. It sounds like you are stereotyping. Hmmm, go figure.

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor:
    I wanted to thank you guys for helping me in my efforts with the Extra Life fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. I was able to raise $300 for Duke Children’s Hospital.
    The charity itself raised $3.6 million this year (even with four denial-of-service attacks against its site) during the marathon with 32,110 gamers participating.
    Again, thank you Brian Slattery and The Brunswick Beacon for your help.

    Jonathan Poss
    Leland
     

  • Plethora of issues

    To the editor:
    The 2010 documentary “Gas Land” acquainted Americans with the plethora of health and environmental issues directly traceable to contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking). The most visible effect was some citizens’ ability to set the water coming out of their faucets on fire!

  • Things to ponder in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    I have been coming to Sunset Beach for 40 years. I have anticipated and seen a lot of changes.
    I recently took the opportunity to drive around, get out of the car, and look at some of the changes that have been talked about in the Beacon. I couldn’t help but wonder about the planned traffic circle as the survey crew was there.
    Where I am from, we have a lot of traffic circles; some work well, but most confuse older, slower folks who seem to need to stop to get their nerve and timing up.

  • Amusing and sad

    To the editor:
    I had hoped that the congressional hearing Oct. 30 would concentrate on ways to fix “glitches” in the website (Healthcare.gov) for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    Unfortunately, some members of Congress spent too much time making “odd” references to the movie, “Wizard of Oz.” It was both amusing and sad that the same politicians who cost this country $24 billion with a government shutdown over the funding of the ACA were now shedding crocodile tears because citizens could not get policies through the federal website.

  • No regard for litter

    To the editor:
    A few weeks ago, the Beacon had an editorial concerning roadside litter. It would be interesting to see how many tickets have been issued, how many people have gone to court and how many fines issued. I’m betting on none.
    From the amount of litter, it’s inconceivable that law enforcement has never viewed litter being thrown. I’ve seen litter thrown in front of law enforcement cars with no reaction from the officers.

  • Liberal paints inaccurate picture

    To the editor:
    A friend once told me to never attempt to have an intellectual conversation with a liberal. They are incapable of using facts and instead will simply call you a racist and a bigot. Writer Duane Lewis of Sunset Beach proves this theory (Oct. 31 edition of the Beacon). I won’t waste time repeating his racist writings but instead will state fact.
    People upset with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) are not happy because:
    • They cannot keep their current plan as the president promised.