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Letters

  • Park statement laughable

    To the editor:
    Ref: Sunset Park in Towns section of latest Beacon.
    I just finished reading the latest edition of the Beacon. I must admit I had to read the article about the Sunset Beach park three times to believe what I was reading.
    It is well known that Mayor Rich Cerrato has opposed the park from its inception. His statement, “keeping the area as green as possible, because we don’t know what the use of this facility is going to be. Every time I drive by, I don’t see anyone in there,” is laughable.

  • Help others this Thanksgiving

    To the editor:
    Do you know where you’ll be eating your Thanksgiving dinner?
    Chances are there’s a needy family in your community who doesn’t know if they’ll be eating dinner at all on Thanksgiving or the days that follow.
    There are many Americans who wake up in the morning and don’t know if they’ll get enough to eat. You can help change that.

  • ‘Holy Scribbling’ is an excellent book

    To the editor:
    I just bought two copies of Katherine Moore’s book, “Holy Scribbling,” at the book presentation meeting at the clubhouse at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Course and noticed Elsa Bonstein’s comments on the back cover page. Elsa’s comments were not adequate enough.

  • Beacon put on a great event

    To the editor:
    Thank you, Brunswick Beacon, for the well coordinated staff, organized to accommodate interests for the entire family with exhibits from the private-craft sector, the public-health interests and to expose local business to the general public in a fun-filled holiday festival.
    I enjoyed the day very much and am looking forward to next year.
    How about a spring one?
    M&M Ceramics
    Marie Hackbart
    Bolivia
     

  • God speaks to those who listen

    To the editor:
    Have you ever heard God speak to you? God spoke audibly to Moses in the Old Testament. The main way God speaks to us today is through his word, the Bible. If we neglect reading God’s word, we miss out in hearing from God.
    God’s word tells us how to go to heaven, how to make a decision and how to deal with suffering and death. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.

  • Congratulations to Beacon on 50th anniversary

    To the editor:
    Regretfully, I will be unable to attend the 50th-anniversary celebration of our hometown newspaper.
    The Brunswick Beacon has, as I hoped from the start, survived “the vicissitudes of an endeavor in which the mortality rate is unfortunately high the world over”—thus far. The mortality rate for print media has increased greatly, bringing down news organs much older than ours—and it is a source of pride that the Beacon endures.

  • Yard sale reaps rewards

    To the editor:
    The Calabash Fire Department would like to thank all those in the community who helped with and supported its recent yard sale at the old fire department headquarters building.
    Community response was tremendous and the sale was a great success. All money raised will go toward furnishing the new headquarters building, which we hope will soon be under construction.
    Honey Shore
    Public Information Officer
    Calabash Fire Department
     

  • Signs weren’t bigoted

    To the editor:
    I just finished reading the letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 Brunswick Beacon, titled “Signs are offensive.”
    The writer lists four statements on political signs that he saw someone displaying near the Oysterfest. They are: “Are you a Maker 53% or a Taker 47%,” “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron,” “Vote for the American in November” and “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go...Clint Eastwood.”

  • 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.