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Letters

  • Thanking those who support animal care

    To the editor:

    I am so grateful for all the people in our county who care about animals and are supporting the efforts of Paws-Ability and rescue groups. Because of you, thousands of animals a year will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated against disease. Reducing the number of animals who enters our shelters will allow us to better care for those we have.

  • America is already great

    To the editor:

    Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are done, we can see the stark contrast between the two parties.

  • Correcting colleague’s claims

    To the editor:

    All citizens and public officials are entitled to submit their opinions to The Brunswick Beacon. However, elected officials have a special obligation not to distort the public record with statements that were never made in order to defend their decision.

    One of my colleagues wrote, “Expenses were not reduced.” Not correct. The staff, as instructed, reduced expenses in fiscal year 2017 by $268,000, nearly a 2 percent reduction, not to mention the reported surplus this past year.

  • Taken aback by Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    I believe Ted Janes’ comments in last week’s edition ring true with much more than the majority of the citizens and taxpayers of Sunset Beach. I attended the June 21 council meeting, my first. Prior to going, I had asked a local business owner if he was going. He laughed, shook his head and said: “Kangaroo court!” Wow, his comment was spot on as well.

  • Attending RNC was an honor

    To the editor:

    It was an honor to be one of the three delegates from North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, and the only one from Southport and from Brunswick County, to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The convention could not have been run more smoothly and with such a high level of security without planning by Cleveland, the RNC and more than 3,000 volunteers and about 3,000 security officers who kept planned protestors from even wanting to come to Cleveland.

  • What ‘destitute’ really means

    To the editor:

    Today I am so much wealthier than I was 19 hours ago! The reason is because of finding out the meaning of the word “destitute.”

  • Purpose of Black Lives Matter is confusing

    To the editor:

    So, Black Lives Matter? Some, most, all? I am truly confused.

    Two black men, one in Baton Rouge, La., and the other in Minneapolis, were shot and killed by police officers. Those killings initiated demonstrations once again and some violence in several cities across the country by this group, Black Lives Matter, much as it had in Ferguson, Mo., where another black man was shot and killed by a police officer.

  • Task force offers hope

    To the editor:

    It was encouraging to read about the success of the FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force. The explosion of heroin in Brunswick County and surrounding counties continues the destruction of young men and women in quantities never before seen.

    Untreated addiction to drugs and alcohol has no happy ending. At best, an addict can look forward to death, prison or a body and mind riddled with disease (I’ll spare you the details).

  • The world could use many more Day Kreuzbergs

    To the editor:

    There are people in our community who give so much and, when we lose them, there is a hole in the community. One such person lost recently is Day Kreuzberg. Day embraced the community he called home to do his part.

    A champion of animal welfare in Brunswick County, he served on the Paws-Ability board as treasurer for five years. This past year, he served as director of logistics, negotiating and managing contracts, services and needs for our various fundraising activities.

  • Flag etiquette refresher in order

    To the editor:

    I attended a small Fourth of July parade over the holiday and was flabbergasted that I was the only adult in sight with her hand over her heart when the flag passed.

    Here’s a refresher on the rules for showing respect for our flag, and the country it represents: According to the U.S. Code, your hand should be placed over your heart (current and former military may salute) during the national anthem, the pledge, when the flag is being raised or lowered and when it passes in review, like at the beginning of a parade.