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Letters

  • Sunset Beach deserves sense of decorum

    To the editor:

    Earlier as Sunset Beach mayor and currently as a town councilman, Richard Cerrato has repeatedly demonstrated behavior far beneath the dignity and comportment required of a public servant.

  • Candidates’ ‘sign guy’ seeks help

    To the editor:

    I’m the sign guy for Sunset Beach Town Council candidates Charlie Nern and incumbent John Corbett and I need your help.

    In the past few weeks, a number of their signs have gone missing. I am going to need help picking up all the signs after the election, but whoever is doing this is jumping the gun a little bit. I hate to think any of the other candidates are so shallow they think this is a good campaign strategy. But what do I know? I’m just the sign guy.

  • Polluters, not ratepayers, must pay water cleanup costs

    To the editor:

    Based on numerous reverse osmosis (RO) plants in operation around the country I have researched, it appears H2GO’s operating costs are grossly underestimated and leaves me wondering how pro-RO candidates can “guarantee that there will be no rate increase” as they have stated publicly multiple times.

    The capital cost estimate has already risen more than once. Costs have not been included for backup water supply from Brunswick County if the new plant has any type of failure.

  • H2GO lacks for ‘careful planning’

    To the editor:

    I do not support H2GO’s proposed reverse osmosis plant. This is a huge investment for a small number of people.

    A more cost-effective solution covering the regional population would be much smarter. It doesn’t take much analysis to determine the financial justification is flawed. The first iteration from Raftelis concluded the least risky option was to continue buying water from Brunswick County.

  • ‘Out-of-control’ councilman should not serve Sunset Beach

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking election to Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    I feel I have to respond to an Oct. 26 report in the Beacon. I am most disturbed that the reporter, Laura Lewis, did not reach out to me after Sunset Beach Town Councilman Rich Cerrato blamed me and others for his angry outburst.

  • Don’t trust Rouzer with our Medicare

    To the editor:

    We are told corporations, their founding billionaire families and key investors need an income tax cut. It seems loopholes are not enough.

    They need one so badly two extraordinary things need to be done ASAP per the budget plan our Congressman David Rouzer voted for earlier this month. President Trump asked for a tax cut, he let Congress come up with ways to pay for it, and Rouzer voted for this.

    Congress is out of money and needs to raise the debt ceiling, so where to find money to satisfy the wealthy?

  • Use ‘duck’ deductive to elect town council members

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking election to Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. That is exactly how I feel about the three big issues facing Sunset Beach voters Nov. 7.

  • Vote for the candidates who care about town of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    I had the privilege of attending the meet-and-greet candidate night at Sandpiper Bay on Oct. 25. Although all five candidates were invited to attend, only three did: incumbent John Corbett, Charlie Nern and Wilson Sherrill. They were all very knowledgeable about the important issues facing our town, care deeply about preserving the beauty of Sunset Beach and have long-range visions for our town, which make so much sense. All three are willing to work very hard to keep our town a wonderful place to live.

  • Bring civility back to Sunset Beach council

    Editor’s note: The “confidential memo” noted was about a new town policy and, therefore, public record, North Carolina Press Association lawyer Amanda Martin confirmed. The source of the memo was identified in the Beacon’s subsequent report which was about the policy, not this writer’s conduct.

    To the editor:

  • What has Cerrato accomplished?

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Councilman Rich Cerrato, I have good news and bad news for you.

    The good news is I have read your latest edition of your newsletter twice. The bad news? Not one positive remark. It’s hard to imagine things are this bad.

    You seem to have a love affair with the Beacon. What are your thoughts about the Beacon depicting our town in a comic? We have you to thank for that.