• The day Jesus was sent

    To the editor: There was such an unscheduled event the day in which Jesus was sent.

    Each year there is many a yarn that the boy had been born in a barn.

    Sky seemed so bright and still mum; three wise men, they soon would come.

    Yet sky still so starry it was; there was one big bright one just because.

    That bright star would lead the way to where children in a barn would play.

    It was then that Mother Mary and Joseph said: “It’s time for us to go to bed.”

  • Regain control of our country

    To the editor: It was reported Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu accepted a $100 million bribe in return for her vote to allow the Harry Reid Senate healthcare bill to come out of committee for a full floor debate.

    When asked about it, she brazenly declared it was really $300 million. Wow!

    When Republicans, no stranger to these tactics themselves, objected, the Democrat response was to explain it away, saying this has been going on for a long time. As if that makes it right.

  • Long waits at the doctor

    To the editor: I always thought nothing is more irritating than having a doctor’s appointment and then having to sit in the waiting room for a half-hour before you are called in. But sometimes it happens. Any doctor is an important person in our lives and irritating or not, we have to live with it.

    I recently had an appointment at 8 a.m. At 8:21 a.m., the nurse called me in, checked my blood pressure and left the room.

  • Voices go silent

    To the editor: Mid-20th century: The masculine voices of two more national fathers go silent, and their messages go unheeded.

    Jan. 20, 1961: “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Assassinated! Unheeded!

    Aug. 28, 1963: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Assassinated! Unheeded!

  • Stop government control of private lives

    To the editor: Americans have concerns about the proposed healthcare reform measures in Congress. That the American people do not want any form of healthcare reform is borne out by the most recent polls showing a 2:1 plurality against any reform.

    Why do members of Congress insist on pushing a bill through, despite wishes of their constituents? Is this being done to gain more control over the American people than the government already has?

    Perhaps a review of some of the provisions of the House bill put forth by Pelosi will reveal the reason.

  • Thanks to Laura Lewis

    To the editor: As Calabash’s historian, I would like to thank the Beacon and reporter Laura Lewis for the community article recognizing Hollis Smith and his wife, along with his crew.

    Roadside fish markets and local catches are fast becoming a thing of the past in our coastal culture, and it’s refreshing Hollis is keeping this part of our culture alive.

  • Who was it they saw?

    To the editor: John 6:46-47: “Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.”

  • Doesn't support use of gas chamber

    To the editor: Brunswick County’s decision to buy a refurbished gas chamber without better informing the people is so wrong in so many ways.

    Don Yousey seemed irritated someone was questioning his decisions. He was quick to say if anyone had a problem with his agenda, they could have come to the county commissioners’ meeting.

    The newspaper or television—no posters, no fliers and no announcement on the county Web site—didn’t inform the people. The only way to know about the meeting was to individually research the agenda.

  • Christmas Jar can help local family

    To the editor: My husband and I watched Glenn Beck’s show this past Wednesday. He was talking about “The Christmas Jar.” He read the book, and his family has been doing it for five years.

    You save your change all year in a jar and then anonymously give it to a deserving family. Hopefully, some day they will be able to pay it forward.

    He went on to say if you hadn’t started, you could catch up and still do it this year. Don’t wait and start next year.

  • Feral animal problem?

    To the editor: If Don Yousey is convinced 60 percent of animals his men pick up are feral, then Brunswick County, you have a problem! You are all in danger!

    Or maybe he’s just trying to justify using that dinosaur to kill them in. What an outrageous thing to say. You poor taxpayers will be paying through the nose to keep that secondhand archaic form of killing repaired and safe. That is why the Reidsville Animal Shelter got rid of it. It’s a money pit.