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Letters

  • Thanks for helping with benefit

    To the editor: On behalf of Sabrina, Bruce Talbott Sr. and Bruce Talbott Jr., I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the tremendous support the community gave for Sabrina’s fundraiser.

    Simply put, it was heart-warming. I am truly proud to call this place home. The people and companies are many that made this great day possible.

    First and foremost officer Andy Kelly of the Shallotte Police Department who birthed the idea and provided so much food. Andy, you are a blessing to Shallotte and we will never forget your kindness.

  • Terminal groins cause erosion

    To the editor: In response to the "groin" article by staff writer Kathryn Jacewicz in July 30 issue.

    The N.C. legislature unanimously banned the construction of new, permanent groin structures from North Carolina’s ocean shorelines and inlets in 2003, reinforcing a 24-year-old coastal management policy disallowing the permitting of jetty and groin construction.

    Any coastal structure designed to trap sand in one location will, unequivocally, deprive another area of that sand and thus places “down drift” property, beaches and inlets, at risk.

  • Needs wreck witnesses

    To the editor: If you saw or passed by an accident on Thursday, July 23, on N.C. 211 east about four or five car lengths from the stoplight on U.S. 17, I need your help.

    The accident took place at about 7:30 p.m. after I left the chamber meeting at Stone Chimney Place.

  • Give commissioners vote they deserve

    To the editor: Re: In response to commissioners Herman and DiStasio’s letter to the editor.

    These two are up for re-election and are scurrying around trying to cover their inane comments to the press over the Jeremy Cribb issue.

    DiStasio said: “It’s the new generation’s way to lie and cheat, why the fuss?”

    Herman made some telling comments as well: “Now I know why they use employment applications.”

    Now, these two write their letter and state unabashedly: “Mr. Cribb had no access to town funds.”

  • A few words about Selby

    To the editor: As a former building inspector, code enforcement officer and structural engineer for the town of Carolina Shores, I would like to comment on accusations against Mayor Steven Selby.

    First and foremost, I find it unbelievable anyone at town hall would make such a serious and hurtful claim that Mayor Selby discriminates against women. I can report firsthand that in my three-and-a-half years serving the town, Mayor Selby was fair and professional and takes the responsibility of his office seriously.

  • May lose chance to fix broken system

    To the editor: In response to “Invited to Patients First,” I am deeply concerned with the anger shown by those opposed to healthcare reform.

    Even here in North Carolina, U.S. Rep. Brad Miller recently received a death threat because of his expected vote for healthcare reform. Many of these allegedly “spontaneous” outbursts from supposedly “average” citizens are actually part of a fake grassroots campaign run by big interests such as Americans for Prosperity (AFP), who is holding events across the state.

  • Looking for help with day-care issues

    To the editor: I am writing this in the hope someone has found a solution to a problem that is too common in our area.

    My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child, a girl, in October. They both work full time to make ends meet. They are one of the many lower- to middle-class young couples in our area faced with the cost of day care.

    Our daughter has called local day cares, and weekly prices range from $120-$160 per week. I have checked to see if they are eligible for any child-care assistance and, of course, they are not.

  • Call upon veterans to vote

    To the editor: Since our Americanism is being questioned at town hall meetings by our public servants in Congress, I suggest all former and current military personnel wear a piece of their uniform as identification.

    Being called un-American and a Nazi by these left-leaning representatives of “We the people” is more than any disabled veteran should have to stand or crawl to listen to.

  • Serve everyone, not just a few

    To the editor: I am writing in response to the article in the Beacon titled “Sunset Beach working to buy boat ramp, park site.”

    Our wonderful town council is pursing a deal to purchase a 5-acre tract near the waterway for a mere $5 million, in addition to purchasing the area on which the old Italian restaurant once stood for approximately $2 million dollars.

    What is going on? One million dollars an acre? Why does our council feel the need to spend all of this money during these economic times; this money, by the way, comes from town taxpayers.

  • Wants congressional meetings

    To the editor: In speaking with Congressman Mike McIntyre’s office on Aug. 7, I was informed his “schedule” was not available.

    Upon further inquiry, I was told he has no town hall meetings scheduled for August, the month he has to tour the district and meet with constituents.

    We’re facing the greatest political and economic crises of our lifetime, and he’s not available? Hmmm.