• Enjoyed serving Christmas meal

     To the editor:

    My wife and I, along with numerous volunteers, had a very gratifying experience helping Dean Siler distribute a great dinner to the needy on Christmas Day.

    The meal he served included baked ham, roasted turkey, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls and cupcakes.

    Dean insisted that everyone got as many meals as they needed to give to their neighbors or other people in need.

  • Parking changes needed at Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    The Dec. 9 Beacon article, “Future parking draws more comments in Sunset Beach,” contained individual quotes of people who have been on the island as long as we have and should have recognized the parking problem many years ago. 

    It has nothing to do with the new bridge. It has everything to do with the number of housing units built on the mainland and the sales pitch for access to the wonderful island beach.

  • Area churches are blessings

    To the editor:

    We have owned a home in Sunset Beach for about 15 years and have been fortunate enough to attend two churches in the area. 

    Recently, we went to watch family members in their Christmas program at Camp United Methodist in Shallotte. It was absolutely one of the best we have ever heard and seen, including our home church. 

    We would just like to say thank you to all the choir and other members for the wonderful service they provided. It certainly was a blessing to our family.

  • Wants to know more about interlock device

    To the editor:

    Recently, my partner had to have a Breath Analyzer Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed in his vehicle due to a DWI. 

    While I in no way condone his actions, I have several concerns about these devices.

  • Thanks for help at fire scene

    To the editor:

    Tuesday night, Nov. 30, I received a call anyone would hate to get. “Your business is on fire!” I grabbed my keys and raced to Capt. John’s as fast as I could. It took me about 10 minutes to get there. 

    When I arrived, there were at least a half-dozen fire trucks and emergency service vehicles on the scene. I would estimate there were about 40 firefighters swarming the building like bees from a hive. Amid all the chaos, they worked like a well-oiled machine. 

  • Know the truth

    To the editor:

    In December 2009, Rich Cerrato, author of the Tax Payers Digest, filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections alleging that Gary Parker, Sunset Beach town administrator, councilmen Len Steiner and Lou De Vita and Mayor Ronald Klein violated North Carolina campaign statutes during the 2009 election campaign.

    The State Board of Elections, after an extensive investigation, has found “no evidence of campaign finance law violations.” 

  • Thanks for help with toy run

    To the editor:

    The 2010 Brunswick Toy Poker Run was canceled due to rain this past Saturday but we still had more than enough chaperones for the 80 children we shopped with. 

    I was concerned how a handful of helpers were going to shop with that many kids but 20 minutes before the children arrived a steady stream of familiar faces from motorcyclists and classic car folks came pouring in to help us.  

    I was touched by their commitment to help despite the weather. God Bless you all! My heartfelt thanks goes to you.

  • Thanks to The Brunswick Beacon

    To the editor:

    I again what to give a heartfelt thanks to The Brunswick Beacon for supporting Smart Start of Brunswick County, as well as other nonprofit organizations throughout our county. 

    Over the past several weeks, I have inundated The Brunswick Beacon with photographs and information regarding recent Smart Start activities. Each and every submission has been published for the community to read. 

    Thanks greatly for helping us share our successes.

    Helen Gabriel

  • Will there be a second Christmas?

    To the editor:

    Will there be a second Christmas? 

  • God is love

    To the editor:

    Recently, I’ve received two very touching e-mails about animals brought into wildlife rescue sanctuaries. These sanctuaries take in abandoned, injured and/or sick animals.

    Jasmine, a female greyhound, was taken in because she had been abandoned, abused and locked in a shed to die.