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Letters

  • Doesn't agree with Sloan's complaint

    I see Willie Sloan has filed a complaint based on some type of impropriety by the Democratic Party regarding its voting process for the position of sheriff of Brunswick County.

    Mr. Sloan, I don’t know you personally, but based on what came out in the newspapers about your “criminal charges,” even though you’re quick to point out you were “never convicted” it leaves no doubt in my mind John Ingram is the better candidate.

  • Responding to Southern charm

    A Yankee can live in the South without being a “Willie off the Pickle Boat.” Here’s some perspective from someone whose family has lived in Brunswick County for more than a century.

  • Do you want bars or arms?

    o the editor:

    There is a South American country that is home to a small population of relatively poor, yet very peaceful people; however, for all their material lack and their peaceful nature, most all of their buildings do afford iron bars that cover every opening, for among them dwell some that are not so kind and not so gentle.

  • Is McIntyre afraid to have a debate?

    Is there a scheduled date for a debate in Fayetteville between Will Breazeale and Mike McIntyre for the District 7 Congressional seat? Is Mike McIntyre afraid to confront Will Breazeale?

  • Shoreline resident concerned about traffic

    To the editor: I am writing to you out of concern for the safety and well being of my neighborhood.

    I am a resident of Shoreline Drive East, Sunset Beach. I have a grave concern my street will become a major thoroughfare for the beach traffic exiting from the new bridge.

    I have examined the rendering of the new bridge and noted Shoreline Drive East has become part of the major intersection that gives access to the bridge.

  • Vote out those who raise taxes

    To the editor: I watched the results of last week’s elections with astonishment.

    The two incumbent members of the board of commissioners led the pack with votes. Tom Rabon captured 6,876 votes and May Moore was right on his heels with 6,131.

    I was astounded all these voters either have forgotten or do not care Rabon and Moore are responsible for the outlandish increase in our property taxes.

  • Find peace and strength through diversity, change

    To the editor: I am a northerner who chose to move to the South for a number of reasons. I was born and raised in New Jersey.

    The opportunity to move south went from dream stage to reality. I knew the first time I drove into Calabash and saw the lush green foliage, I had found home.

    It distresses me greatly to read so many of the ongoing battles in your editorial pages. While I greatly respect the right of others to express their opinions, the labeling, finger-pointing, and name-calling succeed at nothing. They only succeed in causing more division.

  • Thanks for keeping us informed

    To the editor: As a Christian, I know God is in control. As an American Christian, I know it is my right and privilege to vote.

    In order for my vote to line up with God’s will for leadership, I must No. 1, not be a respecter of a person (Galatians 3:26-28). No. 2, educate myself to the issues at hand (Hosea 4:6). No. 3, not be judgmental (Matthew 7:1) and No. 4 be a doer i.e. vote (James 1:22-25).

    Thank you, Brunswick Beacon, for printing the stand our candidates have on issues.

    I thank you also for continuing to keep your readers informed on a non-bias basis.

  • When living in the South

    To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor (May 1 issue of the Beacon), Ralph E. McClernan, bless his heart, asks the following question: “Is southern charm real?”

    I believe it is. I know because I am a southern belle through and through, and I can be quite charming if I may say so myself; however, I can get meaner than a barrel of snakes if pushed too far, which is sometimes what happens when one of my Yankee friends makes fun of everything I hold dear—my southern family, my redneck friends and my quaint culture.

  • Southern charm must be earned

    To the editor: This is in reference to last week’s letter from Mr. McClernan.

    I am a Brunswick County native and have worked with the public for several years. I even know people originally from the North who I consider friends.

    As for our “cotton and tobacco picking” days, this was a good way for a teenager to earn honest money.

    I guess I have too much “southern charm” to tell you where you can put your money. By the way, people in the South crop tobacco. They don’t pick it.