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Letters

  • 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.

  • Our nation needs prayers

    To the editor:

    Pray for Ferguson, Mo., where rioting, looting and racial turmoil have reigned for several days since the shooting of young Michael Brown by a policeman. Pray for God’s peace and calm to return to Ferguson. May the spirit of God bring shalom over this city, and many other cities in the U.S., where violence and death have become a regular occurrence, taking the lives of many young people.

  • Holden Beach safety hazards still remain

    To the editor:

  • Carolina Shores employee issue is not over yet

    To the editor:

    Regarding Dave Jones’ letter in the Sept. 4 edition about Carolina Shores officials: He is totally correct in his letter about their action regarding Jerry Franklin. I have yet to find a resident who does not think Franklin did an excellent job at the recycling center.

  • Go all in against evil

    To the editor:

  • God is not dead

    To the editor:

    Is faith the only explanation a Christian can give for the hope he has in God? 1 Peter 3:15. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

  • Mayor has facts wrong on swimming pool issue

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has his facts wrong on swimming pools in Palm Cove. No zoning applied to Palm Cove ever permitted swimming pools.

    In 1992 the owner of Bird Island proposed to develop the island. The Sunset Beach Planning Board created a special zoning district, CR-1, to accommodate the owner’s wishes. This zoning allowed clubhouses, parking lots, swimming pools, private beach accesses, etc. 

  • Carolina Shores officials defy people’s will

    To the editor:

    As a Carolina Shores resident, I had hoped the days of political skullduggery in our town were in the past, but apparently we are suffering again with politicians who think they can wield power and do whatever they want. Am I wrong or did a large group of our residents go to a recent town meeting and voice their desire to keep Jerry Franklin as the manager of the town recycle center? In addition, were not a large number of letters written to town officials expressing support for and residents’ desire to retain him?