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Letters

  • Thank you for story coverage, opportunities

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank managing editor Jackie Torok and The Brunswick Beacon for the story Laura Lewis did about my barn, Bryan Varnam and I in last week’s edition. It was and is so special to me. Bryan and I enjoyed Laura’s interview so much.

  • Shame on letter writer, not commissioners

    To the editor:

    Shame on Michael Herring for his Oct. 23 letter to the editor using the death of my mother, Emily DiStasio, for political purposes. The Calabash Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the town, was most gracious to me and my family honoring my mother with a bereavement wreath at Calabash Town Hall, lowering the flag to half-staff and, along with the employees, attending her funeral. I also understand at the last meeting Mayor Mary Knight read quite a tribute to my mother’s 14 years of service to this town. I only wish I had been invited to hear it.

  • Elect leader who demonstrates compassion

    To the editor:

    I was invited to an event for this candidate in Hillsborough. We who care about animals were alarmed that the mild sanctions put into place to protect dogs in puppy mills was adamantly fought against by state Sen. Bill Rabon in District 8, who is a veterinarian. This is both scary and alarming.

  • Enough being ignored and insulted by elected officials

    To the editor:

    Tenure is just one of the things the Senate took away from teachers this year, yet tenure is what state Sen. Bill Rabon gains if he is re-elected in November for another term. He thinks tenure for experienced dedicated teachers is not good for North Carolina, but tenure is good for North Carolina senators when they leave office.

  • Stand up for education

    To the editor:

    It is time for educators and community members in this county to take a stand for quality education. Current political leaders are degrading our futures. Students are denied instructional materials and one-on-one instruction because of cuts to schools’ funds and personnel. Teachers are leaving to take positions in other states. Our brightest young people are not choosing education as a future career. We are not the best example of public education in the southeastern United States as we were five years ago. We are near the bottom.

  • Our votes count

    To the editor:

    As we go to the polls this election time, we all hope we can vote for an improvement in our lives. The right to vote is precious and comes at a great price. Our votes do count, but should believers put all their confidence in a process that man administrates? Daniel 2:21: “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding…” It looks like God gives us the leaders he believes we deserve.

  • Well done, sheriff's office

    To the editor:

    I was among a group of about 20 other residents to attend the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy. This is an 11-week program designed to build a better understanding between law enforcement and those they serve in Brunswick County. What a fantastic program!

  • Regain control of U.S. Senate

    To the editor:

    It is sad that both candidates for our U.S. Senate have so many negative ads flooding our state. However, no matter which candidate you may prefer, the bottom line is the only way to get control of the Senate and to get many necessary bills passed is to vote Republican.

  • Remember to review ballot

    To the editor:

    I would like to remind voters to make sure they review their vote choices before they press the final vote button. If you fail to review your ballot, you may be voting for someone other than whom you desire.

    Catherine Barclay

    Sunset Beach

  • Don’t stand for bad behavior

    To the editor:

    I want to encourage everyone to vote on or before Nov. 4. This election is an important one. It impacts this community and sends a message to the rest of the state that Brunswick County folks are not standing for the embarrassing behaviors publicly exhibited by state Sen. Bill Rabon. No state senator should verbally and publicly berate the people whom he is supposed to represent. A state senator should not ignore what voters want. Rabon has chosen to do both of these things.