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Letters

  • Thanks for help with pig-pickin’

    To the editor:
    This is a letter of thanks to our many friends and family members who help us each year on the third weekend in October to put together a big pig-pickin’ in the backyard on Asheville Street on Ocean Isle Beach.
    This year was to be no different, with a 130-pound pig and the grill ready to be fired up. The big storm Sandy threatened to cause us to cancel, but it didn’t happen, as John Causey from Shallotte Presbyterian Church stepped in with an offer of the church’s fellowship hall.

  • Supports Gilbert

    To the editor:
    I write this letter to ask your vote and support for Ray Gilbert for board of education.
    I retired from Brunswick County Schools, and it’s time for a change.
    I know Ray Gilbert, and he has been my neighbor of 20 years. He and his wife and children are the most helpful people you can find. He listens and tries to make the best decisions possible.

  • Supports Romney/Ryan

    To the editor:
    They are pro-life, support marriage and defend religious liberty. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has real-world experience creating jobs, saved companies, balanced the budget while working across the isle, restored the Olympics to profitability and success, and volunteered in leadership positions for his church.
    I voted for Romney/Ryan because I believe they will take our country back and restore our constitutional rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Marsha Lavin
    Shallotte
     

  • Thanks, Beacon, for help with program

    To the editor:
    Last year, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 180 people in Oak Island prepare and electronically file their federal and state income tax returns. This year, with your help, we hope to increase the number of people we help in Oak Island, but we need more volunteer tax counselors.
    The Brunswick Beacon has been a most effective way to inform people of this free service and find qualified volunteers. We thank The Brunswick Beacon editor and staff for its help in past years, and it is much appreciated.

  • Signs are offensive

    To the editor:
    This election season represents new lows in American citizenry, if not civility, from those plastering the Oysterfest cross-street with hate-provoking signs that ridiculed President Obama while underscoring Mitt Romney’s true beliefs: “Are you a Maker 53 percent or a Taker 47 percent,” “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron” and “Vote for the American in November” and “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go...Clint Eastwood.”

  • Opposes insurance increase

    To the editor:
    The proposed rate hike of 30 percent on homeowners insurance is outrageous and an attempt to intimidate and coerce coastal residents.
    There has already been a large increase in 2008, and a 7-9 percent increase each year. The rate in Mecklenburg is considerably lower than that proposed for coastal residents. Why is that? We are already paying $416 quarterly for wind insurance. No other state charges disproportionate rates. What is the justification?

  • Mike is a moderate

    To the editor:
    David Rouzer’s campaign has spent millions of dollars trying to convince voters in our district that Congressman Mike McIntyre toes the party line. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Friends, don’t let yourselves be bought. Get the facts about McIntyre’s bipartisan voting record.

  • Seeking blessings

    To the editor:
    Eleven years ago, we lost nearly 3,000 people during 9/11.
    Our Congress (whose lives were no doubt saved by the courageous people on the plane that went down in Pennsylvania) stood on the Capitol steps and sang, “God Bless America.”
    Were they Democrats, Republicans or independent? No, they were American. Can we be that again?

  • Likes Mike

    To the editor:
    As moms, we dream of giving our children the very best, and I know Mike McIntyre shares that dream as well. We wish for them a life anchored by faith and family, and lighted by hopes and dreams for the future.
    Mike McIntyre is a public servant who will work to preserve our Christian family values and to ensure our children will have the education they need. His work in Congress is proof of his commitment to these priorities.

  • Loss of a neighbor at the beach

    To the editor:
    My family and I bought a home in Ocean Isle Beach in 2000 after leaving North Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a more family and quiet atmosphere.
    The home we purchased, on Scotland Street, could not have been more of a picture-perfect fit with year-round residents like Bud and Katie Wallace to our left. They have not only been neighbors, but have become good friends and have helped my family build fond memories of the beach during the last 12 years.