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Letters

  • Boat owner should bear removal cost

    To the editor:

    I read the article about plans to remove the half-sunken shrimp boat in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Holden Beach bridge. What caught my eye was the plan by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to help pay for this with taxpayer money.

  • Schools need consistency, continuity

    To the editor:

    Nine school superintendents in 30 years? The longest surviving and one of the best, Marion Wise, served just six years.

    If you want a high performing, results-driven organization, you must have consistency and continuity of leadership. Brunswick County Schools, the students, teachers, principals and staff deserve this.

    The board would be well served by having the North Carolina School Boards Association not just assist in the new search, but also in assessing the board’s inability to retain good leaders for the long term.

  • Students’ concert, supporters merit thanks

    To the editor;

    I want to congratulate all of the students who were chosen to participate in the honor chorus concert Nov. 2 at Brunswick Community College and to those of you who sing and weren’t chosen.

  • Pruden’s ouster the work of mules, not thoroughbreds

    To the editor:

    Allow me to express my reaction to the dismissal of Ed Pruden as superintendent of Brunswick County Schools. Big mistake … terrible decision. What gives me the right to express my opinion to the mishandling of this situation? I believe there are two reasons that explain my right and opportunity to question this decision. First reason is my academic background and the second is my acquaintance with Pruden.

  • Shine light on school activities

    To the editor:

    Recent articles in the Beacon on education, local schools and the board of education meetings offered the community important facts that affect our most important asset: our children.

    In many cases, if not for the reporting by the Beacon staff, parents, grandparents and others would not be aware of these issues. Thank you for keeping a watchful eye for your readers.

  • Pray for our military, our nation’s healing

    To the editor:

    During this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we pray for all the members of our armed forces, many of whom are serving far from home, away from their families.

    May the spirit of God comfort them and their loved ones. May they continually know angelic protection. We pray they be filled with supernatural joy and thanks.

    Let our loving prayers especially reach out to our wounded warriors and their families as they journey toward restoration and healing. May there be provision for all of their needs.

  • Brunswick Big Band gives much back

    To the editor:

    I hope you were one of the people at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.

    If you weren’t, you missed out on a wonderful Christmas present given by the Brunswick Big Band. It was a free concert of Christmas music set in big band style and a visit from Santa during the last piece of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

  • All veterans deserve dignity; putting ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving

    To the editor:

    After the Veterans Day celebrations are over, most of us drive to our homes and snooze in our comfortable beds. The homes of some of our veteran friends on the streets look different. They may be more temporary or less sustainable. They may not provide necessary protection from the elements. They might not even be there when they return.

  • Thanks to all who help family in need

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 20, Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679 sponsored a benefit pasta dinner for Selena Utter, who was recently injured in an auto accident. The lodge donated the dining room for that night, and I coordinated the event. Mickey Hardie of Shama Lama donated two hours of music and 108 people attended.

    Several members of the Elks volunteered to serve food and defray labor costs. I thank all who volunteered, the Lodge House Committee, Lodge manager Rich Gass and especially Elks chef Rick Moore. Many local businesses sent donations. I thank them, too.

  • Contract termination unnecessary, irresponsible

    To the editor:

    We sent this message to the Brunswick County Board of Education prior its Nov. 12 meeting:

    Chairman John Thompson and board members: