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Letters

  • Why should Rep. debate?

    To the editor: I would like to put my 2-cents worth in before the election.

    In a letter to the editor by Bob Hibbard of Ash in the Sept. 18 issue of the Beacon, titled: “McIntyre refuses the democratic process,” Hibbard mentions McIntyre refuses to debate Will Breazeale. Why should he? All Breazeale wants is for Mike to draw him an audience.

    I say let him get his own audience. Keep up the good work, Mike.

    As to Shirley Babson’s trip to the Republican National Convention, it sure doesn’t take much to inspire her.

  • How did we get here?

    To the editor: How did we get in this mess? Answer: Liberal Democrats, greedy politicians and executives and the liberal media.

    There is general consensus these bad residential loans to people who couldn’t afford them (promoted by liberals) started this credit disaster so all could have a house whether they could afford it or not. That leads to more votes for liberals. It then hit the fan that the quasi-governmental entities Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were financially unstable.

    Guess who the top recipients of campaign money were? Chris Dodd and Barack Obama.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor: I am a Brunswick County native and would like to respond to the articles I have read regarding Congressman Mike McIntyre and his refusal to debate.

    First, I would like to say I have no idea if McIntyre is willing to debate Will Breazeale and truly do not care. McIntyre has shown me what he believes to be important for the citizens of our county by his actions. I do not need to hear the debate game played out to show me what he stands for.

  • Movie is good for community

    To the editor: This weekend our community experienced an event that went against the grain when it comes to culture and societal norms.

    Alongside “Nights in Rodanthe,” a movie about a couple involved in an extramarital affair, came “Fireproof,” a movie about a couple whose marriage was on the rocks, but with the help of a loving God and caring friends and family, were able to recapture their love for each other, overcome temptations and learn what it means to love unconditionally.

  • Readers thank strangers for unexpected assistance

    To the editor: Let it be known to all in Calabash, they have an honest gentleman living in their midst.

    Thank you, Jerry, for delivering my pocketbook left at Walmart on Saturday, directly to my house.

    God bless you.

  • Thanks for help

    To the editor: In these days and times it is rare to have a stranger utter a simple greeting to you. Recently, I had an encounter with a stranger that has given me hope.

    On July 16, I started having chest pains and I began driving myself to the hospital. Along the way I stopped at a gas station. One of the employees, Sue Rhodes, noticed that something was wrong and asked if I needed an ambulance. I declined her offer and returned to my car.

  • Disagrees with columnist's ideas

    To the editor: I beg to differ with Caroline Curran’s assessment that enough has been said about the Bush doctrine and/or global warming. Both will continue to affect us for the foreseeable future, in a most detrimental way.

    Although she and Sarah Palin may not be familiar with the plan that condemned more than a million innocent Iraqis and more than 4,200 of our finest to their deaths, all who march in protest of this traitorous government indeed understand the Bush doctrine and its roots, as does Charles Krauthammer.

  • Upset about allegations

    To the editor: I witnessed one of the most disgraceful and disrespectful shows of a person out of control last Tuesday night at the Brunswick County school board meeting when a woman named Tracy Danka became upset in the meeting.

    She went outside the meeting where, before a group of people, she became very loud and abusive. When [principal] Patricia Rourk and her mother started to leave the meeting, she turned her abusive behavior toward them so much so she followed them to their cars with loud profanity.

  • Good servers deserve tips

    To the editor: I would like to comment on the issue of gratuities. In the service industry, especially in restaurants, the people who serve the public depend on tips for their salary.

    There seems to be a misconception that these very hard-working people are paid well. In the restaurant industry, the base pay for a server is at best half of minimum wage, maybe $3 per hour with deductions. After deductions, there is little left.

  • Board has other issues to deal with

    To the editor: It has been reported, at a recent meeting, the Brunswick County Board of Education discussed and advocated the teaching of creationism.

    Board member Jimmy Hobbs is quoted in an article as saying evolution (which is currently taught in the schools) is “of the atheists.”

    Mr. Hobbs and the other school board members who advocate teaching creationism need to understand that a great number of Catholic Christians live in Brunswick County.