• 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.

  • 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

  • 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?