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Letters

  • Volunteers make a difference

    To the editor: National Volunteer Week (April 19-25) is hot on our heels, and it is a great time to take action and begin solving problems in our communities. Volunteers inspire by example by encouraging those they help and motivating others to get involved.

  • Inmate plan could work

    To the editor: I just read the article regarding Sheriff Ingram pondering having inmates work at county animal shelters. I really think that is a wonderful idea.

    I see these young inmates working on the sides of the roads with litter pickup. They do a great job, but I really wish residents would extend a little courtesy toward them and stop throwing their litter out of their cars after these young ones clean it up.

  • Global warming ponderings

    To the editor: Regardless of your current position on global warming, please consider one simple mental exercise that will allow you to put this political and financial issue into proper perspective.

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor: Yes, there are wonderful citizens in your county. One of them simply has the first name Dawn and drives a dark colored 4WD.

    On Saturday, I accidentally mislaid my paperwork after attending the county’s education job fair on top of my car and drove off. The next thing I knew, papers were flying everywhere.

  • Realtor doesn’t speak for all

    To the editor:

    I know your readers remember the letter to the editor Brad Vanderburg, manager of Century 21 Sunset Realty, wrote a few weeks ago regarding Mary Ann Bechtel opening her own business in the article a “Leap of Faith.”

    Let me say empathically Vanderburg did not speak for me. The things he said were unprofessional for someone who is a manager of a real estate office.

  • Thanks for being a good citizen

    To the editor: I’m writing this to congratulate Ginny Quaglia of Ocean Isle Beach for her doing her duty as a conscientious citizen.

    Her letter to the Beacon (March 19) demonstrated the frustration of a taxpayer when trying to get a politician (Sen. Kay Hagan) to respond to a simple request for information about certain outrageous actions by those in Washington.

    The stimulus package was extremely bad for our country and the way Hagan’s office treated this woman is a sign of how arrogant our elected officials have become.

  • A Yankee who loves the South

    To the editor: “There are too many Yankees down here!” This phrase was uttered to me by someone who I believe is a good friend of mine and who will remain anonymous.

    I cannot take this personally. I realize that even 140 years can’t erase some of the remnants of resentment caused by this bloodbath war and reckless destruction that occurred in our country’s history.

  • The list goes on and on

    To the editor: Today’s media headlines make me painfully aware of the following clear violations of American laws, regulations and just plain old good behavior: a $50 billion fraud perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff, in plain sight of whistle blowers and the SEC; illegal aliens crossing the U.S. border in uncontrolled droves, with every law enforcement officers and politician watching it happen and taking little action, if any action at all; the U.S.

  • Encourage young drivers to be careful

    To the editor: For 30 years, I worked with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and retired as a lieutenant in charge of major crimes.

    I have been on hundreds of crime scenes and consider myself immune to images that are not for the faint of heart.

    Since retiring from the sheriff’s department, I now work as an investigator for the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office and as a deputy coroner.

  • Spend less time online

    To the editor: I don’t intend to disrespect Laura Lewis in regard to her new Facebook account, but her recent article spurred me to the realization of just how much time people squander on the Internet.

    I see nothing wrong with keeping in touch with old friends, but I personally know people who spend hours every day on the computer that could be spent being more productive in the workplace, volunteering in our community or spending quality time with loved ones.