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Letters

  • WBHS students show lot of class

    To the editor:

    I just want to say how proud and blessed I am to see West Brunswick High School reach out to South Brunswick High School when they lost a classmate in a tragic accident May 25. When teenagers make mistakes and wrong choices, it will be in the news and on TV. But it is not often you hear about the good things they do that don’t seem to be news.

  • Party seeks to divide nation

    To the editor:

    This is in response to Stan Rogoff’s letter in the May 26 edition. I didn’t write to address Thomas McGrath on the national debt or David Rouzer’s failure to vote for higher taxes, but rather his obsession with The New Deal. Get over it! FDR’s New Deal, LBJ’s Great Society and President Obama’s Hope and Change — all of them are failures.

  • Proposed development contrary to regulations

    To the editor:

    Developer Sammy Varnam is apparently unhappy with regulations that have been enforced in Palm Cove. Likely the root of Varnam’s frustration is that he doesn’t understand the regulations. Palm Cove is subject not only to state regulations, but is also in a federal VE Flood Zone, the most dangerous place on the coast to build. These zones are subject to strict federal requirements that must be met in order for the town or the county to participate in the federally subsidized flood insurance program.

  • Taking town property for developers

    To the editor:

    Let me get this straight: My North Carolina state Sen. Bill Rabon has teamed up with local developers to promote a bill (Senate Bill 875) to de-annex — that is, to take property the developers want to develop from the town of Sunset Beach and move it to the county.

  • No need to be a newspaper thief

    To the editor:

    I detest people who insert 75 cents into a newspaper box and take more than one paper.

    I witnessed this about 1:15 p.m. May 25 from the Beacon box at Sunoco Station in Calabash. It’s not like the gentleman couldn’t afford more than one paper (much less read more than one), and he had a vanity plate. Heck, if he could afford the vanity plate, he could certainly not play the game of taking two papers. I must wonder if this is a regular thing for him.

  • North Carolina is no police state

    To the editor:

    In her letter of May 19, Susan Scherer wrote North Carolina is a “police state” because “registered voters have to show a picture ID or they will be turned away and not allowed to vote.” Such comment compels response.

  • How come Sunset Beach developers want de-annexation?

    To the editor:

    As a 10-year, full-time resident of Sunset Beach, I’d like to state I’m against Senate Bill 875, but I was in favor of the bridge, park and boat ramp.

    My question is: What caused these three developers to suddenly want a de-annexation? They apparently were happy with the town when they decided to develop here.

  • Ocean Ridge needs answers

    To the editor:

    I have been dismayed by the feeling of Ocean Isle Beach versus Ocean Ridge at recent public meetings regarding the Ocean Isle Beach Park expansion project. It seems that some residents in the area have the impression that Ocean Ridge residents don’t care about parks and/or ball fields for kids and that Ocean Ridge is against this project just because it is adjacent to Ocean Ridge. As we have learned from Commissioner Thompson’s recent site visit, most do not understand how close this is to our homes.

  • Thank you for helping BFA help others

    To the editor:

    Thank you to The Brunswick Beacon, the town of Shallotte (police and services), the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (and volunteers) and most importantly, the many volunteers who assisted Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) in our food distribution program Thursday, May 12.

  • Senate Bill 875 too easy to get

    To the editor:

    Thank you for your excellent coverage last week of the segment of the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting concerning Senate Bill 875, which proposes de-annexing portions of Sunset Beach including the east and west oceanfront ends of Sunset Beach island.

    Of particular interest to me was the comment, “You push people into a corner, they’re eventually going to strike back.”