• Don't pass the blame

    To the editor: I am sick of commissioners DiStasio and Herman’s constant disregarding the rules and procedures of this town.

  • Roll back your trash cans

    To the editor: This is for Peggy Smith, an island resident of Sunset Beach and is in response to her letter to the editor in the July 23 edition of the Beacon.

    1. The rental owners or the renters should pay for the rollbacks as she suggested.

    2. The homeowners who do not rent should either arrange to have one of their neighbors or friends roll out and return their garbage cans on collection day. If they do not have neighbors or friends willing to do this, they should pay someone to do it or take their garbage home with them.

  • Passing the buck

    To the editor With all due respect to commissioner Emily DiStasio and commissioner Cecelia Herman, they can spin the events of the hiring of the town administrator any way they want, but I think the people of Calabash are intelligent enough to figure it out for themselves.

    Blaming others and pointing fingers is the usual way in politics these days, but I think people in general are starting to see through this.

  • Writer hit a home run

    To the editor: Put Fran Salone-Pelletier on the sports page. She had hit a home run her last two trips to the plate.

    I’m a big fan.

  • Thanks for helping with benefit

    To the editor: On behalf of Sabrina, Bruce Talbott Sr. and Bruce Talbott Jr., I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the tremendous support the community gave for Sabrina’s fundraiser.

    Simply put, it was heart-warming. I am truly proud to call this place home. The people and companies are many that made this great day possible.

    First and foremost officer Andy Kelly of the Shallotte Police Department who birthed the idea and provided so much food. Andy, you are a blessing to Shallotte and we will never forget your kindness.

  • Terminal groins cause erosion

    To the editor: In response to the "groin" article by staff writer Kathryn Jacewicz in July 30 issue.

    The N.C. legislature unanimously banned the construction of new, permanent groin structures from North Carolina’s ocean shorelines and inlets in 2003, reinforcing a 24-year-old coastal management policy disallowing the permitting of jetty and groin construction.

    Any coastal structure designed to trap sand in one location will, unequivocally, deprive another area of that sand and thus places “down drift” property, beaches and inlets, at risk.

  • Needs wreck witnesses

    To the editor: If you saw or passed by an accident on Thursday, July 23, on N.C. 211 east about four or five car lengths from the stoplight on U.S. 17, I need your help.

    The accident took place at about 7:30 p.m. after I left the chamber meeting at Stone Chimney Place.

  • Give commissioners vote they deserve

    To the editor: Re: In response to commissioners Herman and DiStasio’s letter to the editor.

    These two are up for re-election and are scurrying around trying to cover their inane comments to the press over the Jeremy Cribb issue.

    DiStasio said: “It’s the new generation’s way to lie and cheat, why the fuss?”

    Herman made some telling comments as well: “Now I know why they use employment applications.”

    Now, these two write their letter and state unabashedly: “Mr. Cribb had no access to town funds.”

  • A few words about Selby

    To the editor: As a former building inspector, code enforcement officer and structural engineer for the town of Carolina Shores, I would like to comment on accusations against Mayor Steven Selby.

    First and foremost, I find it unbelievable anyone at town hall would make such a serious and hurtful claim that Mayor Selby discriminates against women. I can report firsthand that in my three-and-a-half years serving the town, Mayor Selby was fair and professional and takes the responsibility of his office seriously.

  • May lose chance to fix broken system

    To the editor: In response to “Invited to Patients First,” I am deeply concerned with the anger shown by those opposed to healthcare reform.

    Even here in North Carolina, U.S. Rep. Brad Miller recently received a death threat because of his expected vote for healthcare reform. Many of these allegedly “spontaneous” outbursts from supposedly “average” citizens are actually part of a fake grassroots campaign run by big interests such as Americans for Prosperity (AFP), who is holding events across the state.