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Letters

  • Letter writer should get involved in Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    I see where longtime Carolina Shores resident Charles Bebber had his semi-annual letter to the editor in last week’s Beacon. For many years, he has spewed venom on our town, its government officials and a myriad of other town residents, voicing displeasure with just about everyone and everything.

  • School board needs navigation device

    To the editor:

  • Carolina Shores does not need name change

    To the editor:

    The suggestion to rename the town of Carolina Shores because it has many named communities within it is just short of ridiculous! Other surrounding towns have a similar situation. Sunset Beach has Sea Trail, Thistle and Sandpiper, and Calabash has Calabash Acres, Hidden Valley and Saltaire Village. I see no one recommending a name change for those towns. Besides, renaming a town just incurs more expense with signs, etc. Don’t we have more important issues to discuss?

    Richard Uher

    Carolina Shores

  • Immigrant children should be welcome

    To the editor:

    I’d like to respond to G.L. Herbin’s letter (Beacon Aug. 14 edition), “Immigration is out of control.”

  • School board out of step

    To the editor:

    We would like to express our opinion regarding remuneration for the Brunswick County Board of Education. If we read correctly, board members recently voted to increase their individual stipends by $600. This represents a 5.65 percent increase for board members. In the previous two years, raises for board members totaled 1.38 percent and 20.41 percent. During this same period of time, teachers received $0. Board members now take home $16,320, which includes $5,100 travel allowance.

  • Sunset Beach deserves better

    To the editor:

  • Carolina Shores is in a state

    To the editor:

    I have read with interest the articles suggesting a change in the name of the community of Carolina Shores. Why? I have been happy with the name but I am sure (former mayor) Teddy Toddy (Altreuter) will have a list of alternatives. We can apply for statehood as the “State of Confusion.” Our flag could be an enormous question mark and our motto “We need more information.”

  • Know truths, myths about lightning

    To the editor:

    Here are some timely truths and myths and about lightning and lightning strikes.

    Truths:

    North Carolina is at the top of the list of states with the most lightning hits.

    The coastal area and golf courses are the most likely to get struck.

    Lightning can and does strike multiple times in the same spot.

    Hartsford Financial Services reports lightning claims rose by 77 percent in a period of five years.

  • Short session did more harm than good for state

    To the editor:

  • Questioning corruption in local law enforcement

    To the editor:

    I have the highest level of respect for our law enforcement officials and I know the overwhelming majority of them are honest and committed to their mission to protect and serve. Why is it, then, that Brunswick County and neighboring New Hanover County have seemingly the most corrupt bunch of law enforcement officials I have witnessed in my 64 years? Every week when I read the Beacon, it seems there are at least one or more stories about police officers being fired and suspended for a host of reasons.