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Letters

  • Thanks for helping with Relay to Life

    To the editor:
    The Rivers Edge Sundowners Relay For Life team extends its appreciation to the many local business owners, neighbors and friends who contributed to our fashion show fundraiser on April 19.
    Special thanks to Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash Garden Tea Room and Victoria’s Ragpatch, each of whom made the event possible.
    Thanks to you, we exceeded our expectations and raised more than $4,500 for a wonderful cause. We could not have done it without your generosity.

  • Promised Land belongs to Israel

    To the editor:
    Many times in Scripture, the Bible clearly states that God gave the Promised Land to Israel. Other countries were punished for taking away Israel’s land. Author David Brennan details in his books, “The Israel Omen I & II,” how catastrophes of extraordinary magnitude have hit the U.S. every time an American president has led new and/or successful “land for peace” negotiations with Israel.

  • Democrats will destroy America

    To the editor:
    Watching C-SPAN regurgitate congressional hearings on abortion is enough to not only make someone deathly sick, but to wonder where we are and how we got here. Is this America in the year of reason and common sense or did we somehow move backward and adopt Hitler’s method of making the kind of race he wanted with the easiest expedience?

  • Doesn’t like flag attire

    To the editor:
    In the May 31 edition of the Beacon, there is a photo of a woman and her dog, both decked out in the red, white and blue of the flag of the United States. At first glance, it looked so very “patriotic,” until you see that the woman in the photo, wearing a pair of shorts configured from our flag, could be construed as covering her derriere, whether standing, or worse still, sitting. I find that completely objectionable.

  • Baptist church has long history

    To the editor:
    The new Oxford Dictionary of World Religions defines Bible Belt as: “The southern states of the United States of America, where the mainstream of Christianity is characteristically fundamentalist, stressing the literalism and inerrancy of the Bible.”

  • Thanks for new bathrooms at the beach

    To the editor:
    Thank you, thank you, thank you to the town of Sunset Beach and all our council members for installing the beautiful bathrooms at the beach. I had the opportunity to check them out today and I was pleasantly surprised. They’re beautiful, clean and spacious. I really appreciate the hard work that went into the planning and installation of the restrooms.

  • Safety should be priority on the beach

    To the editor:
    In response to Ms. Harrison’s letter on May 10, 2012, I agree with her comments on “Safety First.” I worked on the Sunset Beach Beach Patrol from 2001-2011. Safety was my main concern, too.
    I have a solution for our present situations. Presently we have 18-plus firemen in Sunset Beach. Two firemen or women could be assigned for 10 weeks to work beach patrol. As a matter of fact, one fireman was working on the beach patrol during the summer of 2010.

  • Allow citizens to vote on annexation process

    To the editor:
    There has been tremendous growth in the Southport area during my 35 years as a citizen of the waterfront town. However, I was mystified when the “official” population remained relatively stable over three decades. I did not understand why the town failed to fill several potholes in a road beside an abandoned drugstore near the main street.

  • Protect the family unit, nation

    To the editor:
    There have been recent criticisms of the majority of North Carolina citizens for choosing to amend the state’s constitution in favor of identifying a legal marriage as that between one man and one woman.
    If a legally recognized marriage were to be defined, as has been vehemently maintained elsewhere, as that between two men, or as that between two women, why not then as that between one man and two women, or between one woman and two men, or between one man, or one woman, and a gaggle of Muscovy ducks or a herd of Arabian stallions?

  • Doesn’t like editorial cartoon about trees

    To the editor:
    I found the op-ed cartoon in the May 16 issue depicting a cavalier attitude on the part of the Carolina Shores Tree Commission to be offensive on several levels.
    First of all, the members of the tree commission collectively donate several hundred hours yearly to the task determining the viability of removing selected trees throughout the town.