• One down, one to go

    To the editor: One down and Babson to go. Wasn’t it Shirley Babson and company that promptly fired Superintendent Daniel five years ago, paying him his full year’s salary, and wasn’t it she that spearheaded the immediate hiring of McGee, paying her a full salary for the same year—at our expense?

    As I recall, The Brunswick Beacon and other newspapers were not flooded with negative articles regarding the functioning of our school system during Daniel’s tenure. Why then was he replaced by McGee before the start of the school year?

  • Dismayed about Sheehan event

    To the editor: I am quite dismayed to learn Cindy Sheehan, antiwar activist, mother who disrupts military funerals, is scheduled to speak at the Brunswick Community College auditorium on Oct. 26.

    I resent the fact our local community college is hosting such a personality and by doing so, endorsing her anti-military views in our community and county. I question the decision of allowing her to have access to “our” community college facilities. What’s next?

  • How to win the war in Afghanistan

    To the editor:

    “It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”–Douglas MacArthur.

    I will recount a very brief bit of advice from MacArthur made from his deathbed at Walter Reed Hospital in 1964. Several White House and military types went to see him to discuss strategies for winning in Vietnam. The general had said often not to engage China in a land war, but this time he said with one of his last breaths, “scorched earth, scorched earth.”

  • Dismayed by school board

    To the editor:

    As a new resident of Brunswick County (and retired teacher), I can’t tell you how dismayed I was to read of the local school board’s recent actions against our lawfully elected American president’s speech to motivate our children. He is a fine man and good role model.

    My grandchildren will be attending these schools and in no way do I want them to learn fear, disrespect of authority, anti-patriotism or racism. What kind of reflection is this kind of attitude on this fine county?

  • Is Jesus God?

    To the editor:

    Is Jesus God?

    Heb. 4:15 says, “For we do not have a High Priest (Jesus) who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

    God’s word describes man and his spiritual condition in Romans 3:23: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”; Romans 3:24 “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

  • What is wrong with this?

    To the editor:

    What is wrong with this scenario? North Carolina is billions in debt. Gov. Bev Perdue borrows education lottery funds to meet state obligations. Education funding is cut to schools and people are laid off. The state has to pass a tax increase to keep from going bankrupt. North Carolina awards $400,000 to Shallotte to build a park.

    If Shallotte gets $400,000, and other municipalities across the state also receive their version of pork, some people are lying about the dire conditions facing the state, don’t y’all think?

  • Work together for positive change

    To the editor:

    Carolina Shores encompasses six communities: Carolina Shores proper, The Farm, Village at Calabash, Calabash Lakes, Beacon Townes and Lighthouse Cove. It is a growing town and has needs for more services.

    With the upcoming election, we have the ability to improve our town government and move forward with our needs

  • Support CIS

    To the editor:

    As a member of the board of directors of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County, I am taking this opportunity to share with you the importance of supporting this organization.

    CIS believes every young person needs and deserves a one-on-one ongoing relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a marketable skill to use upon graduating, a chance to give back to their peers and to the community and have a healthy start and a healthy future.

  • Love your food columnist

    To the editor:

    Re: Brunswick Beacon’s food columnist Norm Harding’s column on “scrapple.”

    I loved your article on scrapple! I was born in Philly back in 1944 and can remember to this day my Sunday breakfast. Even though my mom and dad moved me to Alexandria, Va., when I was 2 years old, we continued to travel back to Philly for all holidays and the summer months (I got to stay with my Auntie Em) until I was 12 years old.

  • God bless those who support freedoms

    To the editor:

    God bless those who fought for the freedoms I enjoy: freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and freedom of religion.

    I am free to choose the politicians I “like” based on the policies they support and how they represent my ideals as a citizen living in a democratic society.

    As a mother of two children, I have the right to raise them based on my beliefs and morals. If I believe public education is inadequate, I have the right to enroll my children in private schools or I can choose to home school.