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Letters

  • Sunset Beach events strange

    To the editor:

    As a Sunset Beach resident, I do not attend all council meetings. I don’t enjoy listening to a council that acts like it’s smarter than everyone else. Instead, I read the Beacon and look forward to Rich Cerrato’s Taxpayers’ Digest. Council should do the same to get the truth.

  • Absence of accountability hits home

    To the editor:

    No need to look to Washington to find governmental arrogance and lack of accountability; there is a classic example right here in Brunswick County.

  • Thank you for supporting Lions event

    To the editor:

    The Calabash Lions Club greatly appreciates the generous support for our fundraiser, with all the money being presented to the Boys & Girls Home.

    Our third annual Benefit Ride to the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw was a great success thanks to the community, businesses, friends and participants who generously supported the event.

  • Show support for SBHS sports

    To the editor:

    South Brunswick High School’s athletics are a few steps behind the rest of the schools in Brunswick County. I’m not talking about their records, but in terms of the equipment and facilities the teams at South Brunswick have.

  • Hospitals offer no healthful vending choices

    To the editor:

    I had occasion recently to visit two area hospitals. To my dismay, but not surprise, their vending machines offered a vast selection of sugar-filled snacks, candy and sodas.

    I was hard-pressed to find a reasonably healthy choice. One machine I saw offered only sodas — no water or even healthier juice.

    Shame on these hospitals (I’m sure there are others) for not insisting on healthier choices in their vending machines. After all, they are supposed to be “health” institutions.

    Carol DeLude

  • Sunset Beach tax hike proposal indicates poor job

    To the editor:
    I read with shock and dismay that Sunset Beach has spent more money than revenue received in all but one of the last five years. The town is now proposing a 60-percent tax hike. I assume this outrageous increase being proposed will be cut to 30 percent by town council, who will tell the taxpayers what a good job they are doing. A 30-percent increase is not a good job! Continuously spending more than you take in is not a good job. Continuously telling the public that finances are in good shape when obviously they are not is not a good job.

  • Pray for persecuted Christians

    To the editor:

  • Possible tax increase in Sunset Beach should raise serious alarm

    To the editor:
    Last year, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker recommended a 31-percent tax rate increase. The council and mayor gave the impression the town’s fiscal problems were not as serious as proclaimed by Parker. To prove this point, not one agenda item was devoted discussing her alarming proposed tax rate increase. Mayor Ron Watts even claimed in the Beacon “the town is financially strong.”

  • Recognizing BFA volunteers

    To the editor:
    On April 15, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) hosted a breakfast program to honor and salute volunteers for their dedication and hard work. We would like to recognize publicly to all Brunswick County residents the passion, dedication and community service of our volunteers. BFA is very fortunate to have 87 volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and expertise to provide assistance and services to our neighbors in financial crisis.

  • Those who owe taxes need to pay their share

    To the editor:

    April 15 was tax day. I hope yours are paid; mine are. In life, there is a reason or excuse for everything one does. As the old saying goes, everyone has to pay his taxes and die.