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Letters

  • We have long been at war

    To the editor: As most people now know, our nation is in serious trouble. It started many years ago when the international bankers got control of our money.

    One of the big bankers, Rothchild, stated: “Give me control of a nation’s money, and I don’t care who the King is.” In other words, he would control the nation’s leaders.

    This has been going on since 1913 when the so-called Federal Reserve was established. The international bankers create wars so they can finance both sides at a large rate of interest.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    To the editor: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2009, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina celebrates 30 years of working to make our state a better place for children and families.

    North Carolina is a much bigger, diverse and more populous place than it was when PCANC started this work. North Carolina has 40 percent more children than it did 30 years ago.

    This is our most vulnerable population, but also one that offers us great hope. These children are our future workers, teachers, voters, professionals and parents.

  • Plant is toxic

    To the editor: We are writing this letter in an attempt to raise the awareness of the toxicity of the oleander plant and hopefully prevent a recurrence of our misfortune.

    On March 13, we lost our beloved West Highland terrier, Murphy, and the cause of death was the ingestion of oleander

    leaves. Since his death, we have spent a great deal of time on the Internet researching information on this beautiful and prevalent plant on our island.

  • Doesn’t agree with story coverage

    To the editor:

    As a business owner and manger I certainly appreciate the media’s role in disseminating news items of national and small town importance. I also appreciate its role in advertising and promoting local businesses.

    However, after reading the article on the front page of the Beacon concerning “a Leap of Faith” written about one of the local real estate agents leaving her long-term affiliate company to embark in her own business disturbed my sense of fairness and loyalty.

  • Doesn’t agree with park

    To the editor:

    (This is in answer to the myth the majority of the residents of Wildwood approve the park and the way it was done.)

    In a community meeting one week prior to the last town meeting, nine residents of Wild Raven Street in Wildwood Village met to discuss the proposed park, location and our requirements.

    To the best of my knowledge, only three people were at the first town meeting at 5 p.m. The town called those three a majority.

  • Celebrate National Ag Day

    To the editor:

    Where does your food come from?

    If you’re like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. And frankly, that disturbs me.

    The grocery store isn’t where food comes from—it’s just from where it’s distributed. In reality, far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily lives...and what it really takes to have food on their dinner table.

    Just a few generations ago, most people were a part of, and had friends or

  • Upset about vandalism

    To the editor:

    To the persons responsible for the Sunday night vandalism at the Sunset Beach gazebo: We hope you enjoyed yourselves.

    They chose to tear down the monument dedicated to Carmel Zetts, which was erected using donations, to thank her for her work with sea turtles. Not only did they tear it down, they also broke it into pieces and stole parts of it.

    They also tore down the doggie bag station that had only been there a couple of weeks.

  • Bill could save lives

    To the editor:

    For too long, non-smoking North Carolinians have been getting

    sick or have lost their lives from other people’s cigarette smoke.

    A bill being considered in the N.C. Legislature would save lives by

    prohibiting smoking inside public buildings and workplaces.

    The smoke-free workplace legislation (HB2) is about public health

    and workplace safety. We have numerous laws designed to protect

    employees and the public, such as health codes to ensure restaurant

  • Good things to say about Citizens Academy

    To the editor

    I recently completed and graduated from the Citizens Academy sponsored by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. This exciting and informative seminar spanned an eight-week period from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

    Deputies, detectives, K-9 corps, judges and attorneys served as our instructors, educating our class on numerous duties of the sheriff's office.

    From missing persons, 911 call center, firearms, drugs, actual detective work to excellent speakers, the class proved intriguing. And it is free to our community.

  • Think hard about skydiving request

    To the editor:

    To start with, I am not for or against skydiving. I moved here from South Jersey, and we had a skydiving operation near my home, like the one being proposed at Ocean Isle Beach Airport.

    Every year, some skydivers would miss the landing zone, which by the way, was larger than the one proposed at OIB Airport. Skydivers in the past had landed on the local roads, around houses, in the Home Depot parking lot, in the movie theatre parking lot and in the surrounding woods.