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Letters

  • Flowers help beautify town

    To the editor: Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1741, wrote: “Beauty, like supreme dominion, is but supported by opinion.”

    It’s my opinion the flowers along Main Street and Rourk Gardens in Shallotte have definitely brought enhanced beauty to our town. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sara McCullough and anyone who assisted her with this beautification project.

    I love calling Shallotte home. It’s a pleasure to drive through town and see the gorgeous flowers blooming in the summer sun.

  • Thinks Obama flutters on positions

    To the editor: Have you ever noticed a butterfly’s flight appears to be haphazard, unlike that of most birds who fly generally in straight lines? I’m no aeronautical engineer, so a butterfly’s anatomical design may require such erratic flight.

    However, I am more inclined to believe its flight pattern is a means of self-preservation. Some birds eat insects, including butterflies, but for a bird to match the flight pattern of a butterfly would be a daunting task. A butterfly’s Achilles heal may simply be exhaustion.

  • Reader thinks proposed energy plan is a joke

    To the editor: Sen. Barack Obama’s new energy plan is a farce and a cruel joke on the American people. In his divine wisdom, he is going to decide how much profit a company can make.

    With the oil companies, it does not matter the profit margin is low, i.e. Exxon 8 percent, Disney 14 percent, Google 27 percent and Microsoft 28 percent.

    What matters is you think Exxon makes too much money. Obama is going to take Exxon’s profits for five years and give a one-time payment of $1,000 per family to offset high heating bills in this winter.

  • Thanks for Heidtke article on rooster

    To the editor:

    Thank you for John Heidtke’s editorial, “Roscoe the Rooster,” in the July 31 edition of the Brunswick Beacon.

    The lesson learned hit the mark. I hope it was not too subtle for your readers.

  • What are Judge Ola Lewis' goals?

    To the editor: I read the Beacon article, “Breaking addiction.”

    Does Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis really believe people find truth in the goals she claims to aim for? She should have thought of helping Brunswick County as a whole long before now.

    And thanks, Mr. Hobbs, for being so true and straightforward at the board meeting.

    Erica Fullwood

    Cedar Grove

  • FCC explains DTV transition

    To the editor: Big changes are coming to broadcast television. At noon Sept. 8, all full-power broadcast television stations in the Wilmington-area, including Brunswick County, will stop broadcasting in analog and continue broadcasting in digital only.

    This is known as the digital television (DTV) transition. Other parts of the nation will make the switch on Feb. 17, 2009.

  • Funding cuts could hurt local hospice program

    To the editor: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on April 28 that would reduce hospice rates by eliminating the budget neutrality adjustment in the hospice wage index. CMS has stated publicly the final rule on this provision is expected on Aug. 1.

    Nationally, the regulation would take more than $2.3 billion in payments to hospice providers, according to a recent MedPAC study. Once fully implemented, this regulation would cut reimbursement to hospices when more and more people need and use this vital service.

  • Disagrees with Fennell's claims

    To the editor: I am a registered Republican and am appalled to think the party endorsed a candidate for state Senate who knows so little about the issues. The Beacon allows candidate Bettie Fennell free rein to take Sen. R.C. Soles to task for refusing to agree to suspend the rules of the Senate regarding the Annexation Moratorium Bill.

    Will she vote to suspend the rules? Why even have rules then?

  • Cabana issue isn't over with

    To the editor: This is in response to those who have had enough of the cabana issues. We suggest you don’t read the letters, because this debate is not going away even though “it is over.”

    We were disappointed about the decision to ban cabanas. We have owned our home here for more than 12 years and though we used a cabana when our family and friends visited, we never left it on the beach overnight.

  • Bradshaw thanks Beacon

    To the editor: [Regarding the story about Adam Bradshaw’s autopsy report published on www.brunswickbeacon.com] I can’t wait to read the rest of the article. I’m glad you are bringing up the fact drugs were not involved. Anyone who knew Adam knows he did not use or have anything to do with drugs.

    We also know he was not involved in anything illegal.