• Promises openness in government

    To the editor: To residents of Carolina Shores: I wish to offer a formal apology for what appears to be an error in judgment with regards to last month’s closed session. I was under the impression everything talked about was connected to the personnel issue.

    The issues that have faced this town over the past months are so intertwined it’s hard to figure out what is a personnel issue and what is not. The last thing we as a council want to do is have personal issues as well as personnel issues talked about in open session.

  • What about Bob?

    To the editor: Regarding Norm Harding’s editorial tribute to his best friend Bob: While I’m sorry for his loss I wonder if his “free spirit” best friend also visited my yard, depositing the results of his feedings in my flowerbeds and/or driveway.

    I also wonder if Bob parked himself by my bird feeders and birdbath much to the consternation of my feathered friends.

  • Doesn't want animal gas chamber

    To the editor: I recently attended the Brunswick County Health Department meeting to witness discussion of the recent purchase of a “refurbished” gas chamber.

    The mere word “gas chamber” angers most civilized people. After all, it has been outlawed as inhumane for the most monstrous of human criminals.

  • Vandalism at Christmas

    To the editor We would like to begin this letter by saying we are disappointed in the actions of one or more individuals that vandalized a home on Governors Road in Winnabow on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    To let those of you know a little about this particular home, every holiday of the year is celebrated with a slew of inflated yard ornaments. This family spends a great deal of time and money every year to make all of our holidays a little brighter.

  • Writer's facts are wrong

    To the editor: In last week’s Beacon, Rich Cerrato charged the old council in Sunset Beach as being arrogant in their vote to appoint Bob Bobinski as chairman of the town’s ABC Board.

    What we did was appoint the most qualified candidate after interviewing each one. Don’t believe me? Just ask the other people, including new council members who were present at the interviews.

  • St. James annexation

    To the editor: It is hard to believe here in America I have to fear oppression and theft of my property rights from a local government. A government that was formed in fear they would be annexed is now in the process of performing that same atrocity on its less prosperous neighbors.

    The town that already brags they have more than $100 million in amenities feels the need to step on a handful of people who have little more than a will to fight.

  • Support healthcare reform

    To the editor: As I write this letter, Aetna has just announced it will drop more than 600,000 folks from its rolls so they can retain their profit margin.

  • Vote was arrogant

    To the editor: The last vote by the old council typifies the arrogance our town leaders have displayed for many years.

    The appointment of councilman Bob Bobinski as chairperson of the ABC Board demonstrates the exclusion of qualified women appointments to lead positions.

    I requested this appointment be delayed until the new council took office; however, as expected, that request was ignored.

    Sea-Trail councilmen Lou DeVita and Len Steiner, along with our passive mayor, Ron Klein, sided with their neighbor and golf league buddy councilman Bobinski.

  • Enjoyed laser light show

    To the editor: We recently visited Ingram Planetarium to see the holiday laser show and what a delight it was; an hour of wonderful holiday music, accompanied by amusing laser figures dancing in tempo.

    While the audience was small, it was certainly entertained. Out-of-town visitors did not realize they would see a holiday laser show and asked about the regular planetarium offerings. They also did not know our planetarium has one of three SciDome HD digital projection systems in the world.

  • Flotilla was fantastic

    To the editor: As usual, the Ocean Isle Beach flotilla was fantastic. All of the neighbors around the 87 marker and the campgrounds appreciate so much what the boat owners put into decorating their boats.

    When we all hear what night they are going to have it, we all act like little kids and start calling our inland friends to come sit on our decks and piers with us and enjoy it.

    Thanks again for all of the time and effort you spent to make us all happy and put us in a merry Christmas mood. Each year they get better and better.