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Letters

  • 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.

  • Oprah's guru not the way to find God

    To the editor: I am teaching high school students the classic works of Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman, which in another lifetime I had to absorb in someone else’s classroom.

    Even then, these authors were not high on my personal “hit parade.” They were the leaders of the 19th century pseudo-religion that accepted the moral teachings of Jesus but denied the divinity of Christ.

    They asserted the divinity of man while renouncing historic Christianity.

  • Learning to know Jesus

    Does Jesus know you? You might ask why I would ask a question like that. I do because it may be the most important question you could ask regarding where you will spend eternity.

  • Southern charm is real in Brunswick

    To the editor: In a letter titled, “Is southern charm real?” (May 1 issue of the Beacon) a reader suggests: “If it were decided tomorrow to go back 25 years and never migrate to this beautiful area, then this area would still be picking tobacco and cotton.”

    Well, you got me there! I can’t argue with that statement because I can’t find the subject of the first clause and therefore cannot follow the logic. I wasn’t picking cotton or tobacco in Brunswick County 25 years ago. I was learning basic sentence structure at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Holden Beach 'massacre' letter unwarranted

    To the editor: I am disappointed that a Holden Beach commissioner sent an angry tirade to the editor and that the Beacon validated it with their headline.

    I attended that meeting and there was no travesty or massacre. All citizens were invited to express their interest in serving on any committee. This included existing committee members.

    Two people, including Gary Staley, asked not to be on the ballot for committees on which they were currently serving.