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Letters

  • Republican booths inappropriate at event

    To the editor:

    This past weekend, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Home and Garden Show at the Sea Trail Convention Center. Most of the booths at the show suggested a home and/or garden theme. The show allows attendees to visit local venders for home and garden needs.

  • Public records don’t lie

    To the editor:

    President Truman once bluntly stated to a reporter: “Public records don’t lie, but politicians do!”

    In a letter to the Beacon before the election, former Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker stated: “The town is financially sound.” This message was repeated in a one-page $1,900 ad by Ed Gore supporting town council incumbents and in the town’s annual report.

  • Mad Inlet story appreciated

    To the editor:

    A word of thanks to the Beacon for a well-written article, “Panel vote may help lift Sunset Beach inlet hazard designation.” The article explained in easy to follow detail what was and is occurring concerning the inlet designation. A special thanks to Sunset Beach resident Sue Weddle, who it appears, has done much to help persuade the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) advisory council to not lift the Mad Inlet hazard designation.

  • Thanks to staff in Sunset Beach
  • Great columnist in Syracuse

    To the editor:

    I am a subscriber, a writer and an editor, and I want to tell you how pleased I am every time I read the weekly column written by Cheryle Syracuse in the Beacon.

    Cheryle is consistently accurate, current and readable. Her content never belittles her reader, despite the urgency it often presents. She is able to draw us in and compel us to learn about food safety, food handling and food benefits.

  • Public has the right to know

    To the editor:

    Shame on you, Sen. Bill Rabon and the North Carolina legislature. Anything said or any attitude expressed by a politician in relation to their job as an elected official should be public knowledge, regardless of the meeting being public or private. If the politicians’ opinions are expressed by him or her in the capacity of an elected official, then the public should have the right to hear this opinion directly from its source so they may be able to form their own opinion on what was said.

  • Get teacher pay act together

    To the editor:

    Based upon the broken promises made by GOP leaders in Raleigh during 2013, I thought that it would take at least the six-week (short) session for a 2014 promise to be broken.

    Unfortunately, it took six days or less for the governor to promise additional funding for a teacher pay raise and the GOP house speaker pro tem to reject that proposal. He said school districts could shift state money designated for one purpose and use it for another: teacher salary increases. Simply, he wants to “rob Peter to pay Paul(ine).”

  • Timely words

    To the editor:

  • Temples of the Holy Spirit

    To the editor:

    Marijuana is not a “safe” drug, as most people have come to realize. This drug destroys brain cells, while simultaneously destroying a person’s lungs. The THC released

    by inhaling smoke from a marijuana plant is the active ingredient in producing the high feeling. This feeling is never as good as the first time, which can lead a person toward addiction.

  • Waive the residency rule for veterans

    To the editor:

    Recently, I saw a report about military personnel being discharged in North Carolina. These veterans only want to take advantage of the benefi ts offered to them, one of which is getting a college education here in North Carolina.