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Letters

  • Sunset Beach council, mayor perpetuate its culture

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach will have hired a new town administrator, finance director, attorney, auditor and planning director. The council apparently wants you to believe its policy failures to include financial problems, deceptive financial reporting practices, Jaguar’s Lair and the costly park turmoil were all caused by others.

  • Sleep well, silent majority

    To the editor:

    Congratulations to the two-thirds majority of eligible voters who did not vote. You have, through your inaction, instructed the winners to have their way with you. By not voting, you have agreed with the negativity surrounding American politics.

  • Students, teachers deserve better from state

    To the editor:

    Can my teacher’s pay affect the quality of my education?

    As a student, I often hear teachers complain about their salaries. There have been recent news reports about teacher salaries, so all of this discussion has left me wondering about what is happening to my teacher’s salary.

    It seems that the new salary structure for North Carolina has been rigged to benefit the newer and less experienced teacher rather than to reward the more experienced, knowledgeable veteran teachers.

  • What becomes of unfinished housing?

    To the editor:

    I like that the fact that Brunswick County is starting to prosper by building new housing developments for our sudden growth in population. I happen to be concerned about what will happen to the housing developments that are started but never finished. There are many that are in my area and I’d like to know what will happen to them. Will they ever be completed or will they turn into pseudovisions? I have been concerned with this issue for quite some time and I’d really appreciate a response to my question.

     

  • Brunswick County supports annual CIS gala

    To the editor:

    Through the generous assistance and support of Brunswick County restaurants, businesses, sponsors, media partners, photographers, students, individual donors, agency partners and attendees, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County hosted a successful and enjoyable benefit gala for children.

  • Honor medical-surgical nurses

    To the editor:

    We would like to honor medical-surgical nurses during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week. Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and families. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has designated a special week to shift that focus to the nurses themselves. Grand Strand Medical Center will participate in a national celebration of medical-surgical nurses during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week, Nov. 1-7. These nurses are being celebrated for their dedication, skills and heroism.

  • 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.