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Letters

  • School uniforms for select schools only

    To the editor: As the new school year approaches, many parents and students become anxious while the eager anticipation of meeting new teachers, friends and beginning a new grade level arises.

    However, for students and parents of three Brunswick County elementary schools, that anxiety may easily be replaced with frustration.

    From the first signs of construction, my child has insisted on learning about the progress of her new school, Town Creek Elementary. But if changes are not made, I will make the commute for her to attend Bolivia Elementary.

  • Disappointed in column

    To the editor: I was disappointed but not surprised to read Sarah Shew Wilson’s column, “Just hiking along the Appalachian Trail...if you know what I mean.” (July 2)

    Sarah, I don’t know where you were when President Clinton was pulling these antics with not one, but multiple women—for years. The media consensus then was that these extra-curriculars really hurt no one; these shady activities were essentially irrelevant to his primary job.

  • Trash can talk strikes nerves

    To the editor: Having attended the budget workshop meeting where the issue was raised, it was interesting to see the Beacon’s coverage of Sunset Beach’s trash cart rollback problem has struck a nerve.

    Island residents are rightfully tired of seeing a sea of empty trash carts lining the streets for days on end. To solve the problem, a town councilman thinks the town should hire someone to roll back the carts, thereby providing rental owners and their tenants with a personal valet at taxpayer expense.

  • Bill will change way of life

    To the editor: The U.S. House passing of the Cap and Trade Bill, which will change our basic way of life, should sound the alarm bells with anyone who truly loves freedom and our country.

    The bill was formulated on the premises of man-made global warming/climate change.

    This is the equivalent of charging me with murder by saying I know you are guilty; you may be guilty; I wish you were guilty; and then taking me out to hang.

    As President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

  • Still best country in the world

    To the editor: Most of us have a habit of talking to the TV when listening to the news, when in fact, we should be sending letters to our senators and governor of the state where we live.

  • Thanks for serving

    To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Watts. You got everything you wanted: mainland sewer project, boat ramp for visitors, the Regency-Towers annexed and the unnecessary second fire station at the edge of town.

  • Be considerate to wildlife

    To the editor: Last week while walking on the beach enjoying the scenery, we came upon a most unusual sight—a seagull with a hook in his tongue. Attached to the hook was a 1-ounce weight on about 2 feet of fishing line. The line, hook and weight were brand spanking new and not cut.

    We only hope the line was left around carelessly and not on purpose. We were able to catch the seagull with a butterfly net as he was not able to fly very high with the weight attached to his tongue.

  • Enjoyed fireworks display

    To the editor: I would like to express to everyone what a great fireworks display the town of Calabash had on Friday night, July 3. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful show.

    The Merchants Association, town administrator, mayor, council and all the volunteers did a job well done.

    I’m from Calabash, lived in Calabash for 40 years, and still live in Brunswick County.

  • Mobile homes will be affected

    To the editor: Could someone please give me a reason why the trailer park of Seaside Station can’t be put on a vacuum system like the islanders are going to have?

    There are about 767 mobile and/or doublewide homes going to be affected by this. The cost savings and headaches could be avoided. You have to look to the future and realize the grinder pumps are going to be a major source of problems.

    Homeowners are going to have to pay a monthly fee for costly and time-consuming repairs.

  • Thanks for help with food drive

    To the editor: On June 27, Brunswick Plantation conducted its first food drive to benefit the needy of our county through Brunswick Family Assistance.

    We collected an outstanding 1,643 pounds of food along with cash donations. We had a tremendous turnout of volunteers along with excellent cooperation from our board of directors and facilitators staff.

    Most of all, I wish to thank the generous residents of our great community who are always ready to meet the challenge and help the needy. We are so proud to be residents of this wonderful community.