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Letters

  • Remember to recycle

    To the editor:
    I applaud and support the letter from Pat Purvis Brown regarding the lack of a recycling capability as she attended the ATMC annual meeting gathering.
    I, too, attended that affair as well as the 15th anniversary celebration of the town of Carolina Shores the previous week. Both events were conducted on the grounds of Brunswick Community College, and both were catered by the same local restaurant.

  • Where did all the money go?

    To the editor:
    With many towns wanting a Toll Brothers or other developers of luxury homes to bring higher-priced homes into retirement communities and support home values, it appears to me Sunset Beach Town Council thinks differently and does not care.
    In fact, doing what is right for Jaguar’s Lair lot owners, the town’s image and appeal and its economic development appear to be a distraction, not a high priority, as the council continues to lose traction in negotiating infrastructure development of Jaguar’s Lair.

  • Warrior Ride lacked support

    To the editor:
    Shame on you, Calabash.
    On Friday, Oct. 4, we attended the Warriors Ride along the main street of Calabash. The warriors were welcomed and thanked by all standing along the route.
    But shame on all the businesses along the route, as well as the town of Calabash, for ignoring the great honor of hosting by not properly advertising or properly decorating this very special event.

    Audrey Valant
    Little River, S.C.
     

  • A clean sweep in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Ask any contractor when things are really messed up, the best solution is to just rip it all out and start from scratch. The Sunset Beach Town Council is messed up beyond repair. On Nov. 5, we have a once in four years chance to rip it out and bring governmental sanity back to Sunset Beach.
    Let’s review. Our council gave us an unwanted and unneeded park — ignoring opposition from taxpayers and the press that, at best, is worth half the $2.6 million in tax dollars paid for it. Add another million for planned lavish development.

  • Keep council intact

    To the editor:
    I want to echo the letter by Mr. John Corbett in last week’s edition.
    The current council for Sunset Beach is one of the finest I’ve witnessed in the past 10 years for our town. All of them have done a fine job, many times in the face of much unwarranted and baseless criticisms by some citizens and one elected official, who seem to delight not only in disharmony, but also in an ineffective and inefficient government.

  • Garbage change potential stinker

    To the editor:
    My wife and I live in Charlotte (and subscribe to The Beacon) and have a place (and pay taxes on) in Seaside Station of Sunset Beach, where we like to enjoy long weekends. During the last weekend of September, we found a yellow flier in our screen door stating to “maintain costs,” Saturday garbage pick-ups beginning Oct. 3 will now occur on Thursdays.

  • Clean up Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Why is it when a person questions the Sunset Beach Town Council’s spending, he is exposed to insults and ridicule? The incumbent town council members endeavor to discredit anyone who questions their actions. They tell individuals to “shut up” and say, “you’re crazy” and other derogatory comments during council meetings.

  • Bike MS rides into Sunset success

    To the editor:
    The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society completed its Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach event Sept. 21-22, with three start sites: one in Monroe; one in Hartsville, S.C., and one in Kershaw, S.C.
    All cyclists met in Florence, S.C., on Saturday night to finish their trek to Sunset Beach on Sunday.
    More than 600 volunteers and 863 cyclists participated in the 28th annual Bike MS ride, which has raised more than $580,000 to date and is on track to meet its $1 million goal.

  • River work appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the 450 members of Brunswick County Watermen’s Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the town of Shallotte and Congressman Mike McIntyre for their efforts to help restore the Shallotte River.
    It was a pleasure to read the article in The Brunswick Beacon regarding the forthcoming dredging of the river. I’m sure there was a lot of time and effort to bring everyone together on this endeavor.

  • Den of inquisition

    To the editor:
    To Sunset Beach citizens: Remember the once beautiful Angels Trace Golf Course (now Jaguar’s Lair)? Remember the hype and how grand it was supposed to be?
    Now, seven years later you have the biggest eyesore and wasteland ever seen in Sunset Beach. Jaguar’s Lair generated tens of millions of dollars in lot sales. What type of corporate entity wouldn’t reinvest this money to finish off what was supposed to be a crown jewel in your community?
    What does an unfinished Jaguar’s Lair mean to you?