• Voters have spoken

    To the editor: In your May 13-19 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, you said the sheriff, district attorney and clerk of court races should be nonpartisan.

    You also said it doesn’t make sense that these positions are politically affiliated.

    Well, the citizens of Brunswick County have spoken by way of their votes. Moreover, I don’t believe the law gives regard to one party or the other.

    The candidates won because they received the votes. The sheriff and the district attorney offices are partisan because the people (voters) want it that way.

  • Should have stood in honor

    To the editor: Memorial Day is to a time to honor living and dead military. Such was the celebration on Sunday evening at Holden Beach when the musical group, The Imitations, asked all of the men and women who served in the military to step to the front and stand on stage. The stage was crowded with former military and one young man about to deploy to Afghanistan.

    Nearly everyone stood.

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor: Last month voters and candidates went to the polls and voted for district attorney for Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    Now after the primary and the field of candidates reduced, our Senator R.C Soles Jr. has introduced a bill (Senate Bill 1340) that would split the 13th Prosecutorial District after the election. 

  • Memorial Day poem

    To the editor:

    On Memorial Day when flags are unfurled

    And families are gathered all over the world

    To honor the soldiers that laid down their lives,

    Our brothers, our sisters, our husbands, our wives.

    So freedom could flourish and liberty reign

    A day we should nourish and need never explain.

    Stand proud for the Air Force, the Navy, the Corps

    The Army, the Coast Guard who’ve all gone to war.

    And for all of our soldiers still standing to serve,

  • Understand your job, commissioners

    To the editor: Ahhh, here we go again. I see we have an ordinance the city wishes to ignore conveniently other than one town commissioner (that being newly elected Mary Knight).

    I really could care less about the signs, blinking or not, but the principle here is it is an ordinance.

    I guess I always thought the law was the law and unless there was an amendment, you can’t ignore it or use only when it suits you. 

  • Thanks for acting swiftly, safely

    To the editor: I would like to take the time to thank all of the children, teachers, parents, grandparents, and friends that came to see the dance recital at the Odell Williamson Auditorium for the wonderful way they came out of the auditorium when a fire alarm went off in the middle of a dance.  

    There was no panic; no screams, just a very quiet way to the exits and left. When it was all clear they came back in and the show went on.  

    I am so proud of being part of a great group I wanted all to know about this.

  • Responds to fishing comments

    To the editor: I am writing in response to Mr. Cooper’s comments about his fishing pier and net fishing.

    He should worry more about the pollution around the pier than someone fishing with a gill net. These people are only trying to make a living and feed their families. It is hard enough for commercial fishermen to make it now and he is making it that much harder for them.

  • County hit it out of the park

    To the editor:How unusual for the Beacon’s headline to read: “No county tax increase, no new fees.”

    I feel blessed to be living in a place where “tax and spend” is not the core belief of our local government leadership.

    The psychology of our nationwide economy is causing paranoia and severe distrust of big government, and for good reason. As a result, our stock market is floundering as the people look for solid leadership and some positive economic news.

  • Wake up, Washington

    To the editor: With the worst environmental disaster this country has ever encountered already over a month old, one must ask: “What has this government administration done to shut off the flow of oil...to plug the leak?”

    It is obvious BP cannot do it alone. It appears we have the typical Washington crowd (mostly politicians) either placing blame, pointing fingers, or holding unending meetings, hearings and studies to determine how this all happened and what is transpiring.

  • What’s the future of healthcare?

    To the editor: I recently contracted poison ivy and developed cellulitis while traveling. I went to a clinic near Dallas, and was told they were not accepting Medicare patients. I offered to pay for treatment but was denied.

    I then went into another clinic and was told they already had three people waiting and I could not been seen.

    Next, I went to a clinic where I was told they were not accepting Medicare patients even though I also had Tri Care for Life (military retiree) and credit cards.