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Letters

  • Jewish feasts provide link to Christian heritage

    Most Christians know little about our Jewish heritage. Little is known of the seven Jewish feasts that were celebrated in the spring and in the fall.

    Hidden in the spring feasts are foreshadowing’s of the first coming of the Messiah.

    This year, Passover, Pesach for Jewish observers, comes on April 20. For the Jew, this is a remembrance of how “the Angel of Death” passed over, and they were delivered from 400 years of bondage in Egypt.

    For the Christian, this is a reminder of how Jesus delivered us from the bondage of sin and death.

  • Thanks for the quick response

    I live next door to Dr. and Ms. Linda Hinson who participate in our community crime watch. I told Ms. Hinson my wife and I would be out of town most of the next week, and I asked her to keep watch on my home.

    Last Tuesday evening, I had reason to return home and turned a light on in my shop building. Ms. Hinson saw the light was on and suspected a burglary was in progress. She immediately called 911 and reported what she had seen next door.

    Within 15 minutes or less, there were four police officers from the sheriff’s department on the scene.

  • Leaders aren't listening to us

    Don Werenko is concerned about the economy. He mentions Mike McIntyre as one of the big spenders. I don’t think I’ll vote for him in the next election.

    I have read where the national debt has doubled since George W. Bush took office. It’s no wonder they call his advisers neo-cons, since everything he said about Iraq turned out to be false.

    The Israelis are the ones who wanted this war, and they got it with AIPAC, the most powerful lobby in the world

  • Doesn't think jetties are the answer

    People whose second homes are about to wash into the Atlantic must be going through a hellish mess only they can fully comprehend.

    However, the proposed solution of building groins, jetties or hardened structures voiced by two individuals in the March 27 Brunswick Beacon is at odds with research on the subject.

  • Speaking 'Clintonese

    Ten years ago, Bill Clinton explained the words “what ‘is’ ” is in his sexual lexicon of “Clintonese.”

    Now, Hillary states an outright, boldface lie when one is caught at it (very much as her husband was) is not really a lie at all. So, the Clintons once again have taught us and our youth another “Clintonese.”

    Remember children, when you lie it is no longer a lie. From now on you simply say, “I misspoke.” You can also follow that, as she did, by saying, “After all, I’m only human.”

  • Allowing hardened structures is the logical solution

    As a homeowner at Ocean Isle Beach, my family enjoys one of the best family beaches anywhere.

    Many would say all of our lovely homes never should have been built on North Carolina beaches and oceanfront. That may be true, but the homes and businesses were built by local builders with legal permits.

    The presence of these homes and businesses help the local economies, and the public enjoys the beaches of all of the towns along our coast. They provide jobs and comfortable settings for annual visits by many in our state and other tourists.

  • Letters show no compassion for students

    To the editor: After reading letters for the past two weeks defending teachers, I’ve noticed a common thread that seemed to connect them all.

    Every single letter was devoid of any compassion for the child who was forced to sit in his own waste for three hours while his classmates stared at him.

    How do you justify treating another human being like that? What happened in the classroom that day will most likely have a negative effect on him forever.

  • Just say no to Sunset boat ramp

    To the editor: Thanks to an article by Laura Lewis in the Beacon’s Feb. 3 edition regarding the potential purchase of two tracts of land at 101 Sunset Blvd. N., by the town of Sunset Beach, I called the town administrator to inquire as to the town’s intended use of said property.

    I was told it would be used for a boat ramp and fishing pier and, possibly, a park.

  • Groins and jetties work everywhere

    To the editor: Calling it the “New Jerseyization of our beaches” while demonizing coastal engineers, geologists and environmentalists are lining up to oppose terminal groins and jetties to save endangered homes along the N.C. coast (NC Senate Bill 599-Inlet Stabilization Pilot Program).

    While playing the Yankee card works well to stir negative connotations, it ignores the fact Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland are doing what New Jersey has done to protect property—and it works.

    So why do these guys appeal to emotion instead of facts?

  • Coverage helped backpack program

    To the editor: Thank you for the lovely coverage of Operation Backpack of the United Methodist Women of Seaside United Methodist Church.

    I have sent a copy of the clipping to the Chaplain at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq.

    Since the article ran, I have had several calls from people wanting to donate backpacks and school supplies.