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Letters

  • Global warming is debatable

    To the editor:
    The debate about global warming goes on and on. Do the scientists who say the planet is getting warmer ever make mistakes? Are they doing their fact-finding for political reasons? Could they be receiving funding from somewhere to form their opinion? There are scientists who present evidence that refutes global warming and who consider the idea absurd. Provide them with equal funding and watch what happens.

  • Science and political science are not the same thing

    To the editor:
    First we see a letter defining climate change as an elitist scheme to eliminate capitalism, and then we see a response by an elitist climate change advocate. The elitist climate change advocate’s response, like most, is limited to testimonials and based on polls lacking in substance and/or facts.

  • Data support Paws-Ability’s effective work

    To the editor:

    The Beacon recently quoted Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton at the Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting: “They (Paws-Ability) turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.” It is a shame Walton spoke in such ignorance of this program.

  • Churches should be able to house those in need

    To the editor:

  • Paws-Ability’s efforts cost-effective, humane

    To the editor:

    The Beacon reported Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton’s remarks at the recent Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting. He took issue with Paws-Ability’s request for support from the town to spay/neuter cats in the Calabash community. He was quoted as saying, “They turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.”

  • Climate change narratives dishonest, misleading

    To the editor:

  • County needs to remember homeless residents

    To the editor:

    I note the Brunswick County mission statement includes providing “... cost effective services ... to our residents.”

    The homeless are also residents. The county vision statement includes the phrase, “to provide such services with limited bureaucratic intrusion.” Finally, one of the core county values is safety. I would assume this also includes safety from natural phenomena, such as the cold weather we are now experiencing.

  • Vaccines help preserve eyesight

    To the editor:

    Why is it necessary to receive the measles vaccine? When I was just 8 months old, I had German measles and pneumonia at the same time and my temperature shot up to about 104 degrees. Doctors and others were unable to bring it down within a reasonable amount of time. The results were that it scarred the tissues in the back of my eyes, which left me with loss of vision.

    When I was about 3, my parents started taking me to eye doctors all over North Carolina, including McPherson’s in Durham, without any results or answers.

  • Thank you firefighters, public servants

    To the editor:

    I came to work on the coldest morning of the year, only to see from a distance flashing lights in our parking lot and what appeared to be a Sunset Beach fire truck. As I approached, I wondered, “Oh no, hope our building is all right.”

  • Groin will interfere with natural flow

    To the editor: