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Letters

  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

    To the editor: I have recently read your article on the attempt to restructure the administration of Carolina Shores by its board of commissioners. I understand the vote was three in favor, one opposed and one abstention.

  • Concerned about state budget cuts

    To the editor: Please go to the Web site www.autismsocietync.com to read the blog and information about proposed HHS budget cuts. I would like to encourage others to contact our state representatives and our governor to protest these budget cuts.

    I will remain optimistic that these cuts will not be pushed through. Children are our future. We need to provide all the services and help we can to ensure a bright future for our children.

  • Doesn't like all-star selection

    To the editor: This is pertaining to the selection of players in minor and major league Dixie Youth All-Stars.

    At the end of this year, some of those chosen were sons of coaches or possibly sponsors of the team, and it showed. Quality 12-year-old players who have hit home runs and played every position on the field with intensity and enthusiasm are sitting home discouraged about the effort they put in this season because they were not selected and were replaced by players who are 11 years old and not as qualified and have not played all the games this season.

  • Government too involved in private industry

    To the editor: Czar this. Czar that. The federal government is becoming much too involved in private industry. How much should a custodian, engineer, secretary, CEO, etc., be paid? What type of vehicles should be manufactured?

  • Thanks for help with student program

    To the editor: With the close of another school year, I’d like to take the time to thank our supporting businesses in Brunswick County.

    The Occupational Course of Study program within Brunswick County Schools offers specialized instruction for students with disabilities that combine functional academics and 900 hours of work experience to earn a N.C. diploma. Without our local supporting businesses, this would not be possible.

  • Action needed against North Korea

    To the editor: For years the United Nations has had multiple resolutions passed against North Korea from its withdrawal from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty to economic sanctions.

    With North Korea, words of threats mean nothing to them, got it? Nada, zip. The leader of North Korea is quick to threaten and also demonstrate his threats by means of testing his weapons. Anyone been watching the news lately? Two atomic tests.

  • Petition has already sparked change

    To the editor: After attending the recent public meetings at Carolina Shores Town Hall, I am convinced of the following: (1) the move to a council-manager system has not been thoroughly discussed among commissioners (two have publicly acknowledged a need for further study), and (2) the citizens of Carolina Shores have not been given ample opportunity to either learn what is being proposed, learn the consequences of this change or have a say in whether or not this is the way they want to proceed.

  • Assistance program is big help

    To the editor, In the fall of last year, I noticed in the back section of the Beacon applications were being accepted for a Housing Rehab Grant Program. I submitted my application, and my home was one of several homes chosen for this program.

    I have noticed in the Beacon there are more grant programs for home rehabilitation being advertised, and I urge anyone who would qualify and in need of home repairs needed due to mechanical or safety reasons to apply for these grants.

  • Needs stolen purse returned

    To the editor: This letter is to the woman who took my purse at a yard sale in the park at downtown Shallotte Saturday. We know who you are and are watching for you.

    This is a plea to please return the contents of the purse, keep the money and we all shall feel better toward you.

    Please return the purse to a person or location of safe keeping in Shallotte.

    My special prescription sunglasses are important to me since I have eye problems and my car keys are in there also.

  • Do kids know gun safety?

    To the editor: In John Heidtke’s column, “Stories of Living, Working and Dying in America’s Gun Culture,” he asks local high school students: “Are there loaded guns in your home? Have you secretly handled the guns?”

    You failed to ask: What is the first thing you should do when you find a gun or someone hands you a gun? What are basic firearms safety rules? Surprise—it’s not part of their public school curriculum.