• Thanks for support

    To the editor:
    Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad will begin its annual fund drive during October. Residents in the Supply, Holden Beach, Varnamtown, Bolivia and part of the Shallotte area should be receiving a letter of solicitation.
    We certainly hope this year’s fund drive will be a success. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a squad official at 842-2266 or via email at dmrobinson@atmc.net.
    David Robinson, president
    Grover R. Hewett, vice president

  • Warrior Ride thanks

    To the editor:
    Sincere thanks for all the support from Shallotte to Calabash. What a show of patriotism and thanks to our heroes.
    The Calabash VFW Post led by Commander Ray Ketchum, [Shallotte] Mayor Sara McCullough, schools, civic organizations, communities and businesses all made for a wonderful heroes’ welcome.
    We will be back to thank you personally in the upcoming weeks.
    All the warriors were overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and recognition for their sacrifices. Please know they all went home Saturday afternoon feeling appreciated.

  • Take another look

    To the editor:
    You can think the rich should pay their “fair share;” you can love Obamacare; you can feel we need to “spread the wealth” and believe “you didn’t build that;” and you can even believe the “private sector is doing just fine,” but you cannot possibly believe the murders of our ambassador in Libya and three others and an attack on our embassy on Sept. 11 were just a spontaneous reaction to a ridiculous video making fun of the Prophet Mohammed.

  • Candidate rouses concern

    To the editor:
    Every election, I take the time to examine the candidates individually instead of just voting straight ticket.

  • Climate in crisis

    To the editor:
    If you’ve noticed a lot of strange weather these days, you’re not alone. We had extreme droughts, massive floods and large wildfires throughout the country. This July was the all-time hottest month on record for the United States.
    Despite the reality of climate change and the dirty weather that comes with it, our leaders aren’t stepping up to solve this problem. It’s not an accident that deniers have spent unprecedented amounts of money to mislead and confuse us about the severity of the climate crisis.

  • Beware of Obama plan

    To the editor:
    President Barack Obama has said many times during the last 15 years he believes in spreading the wealth, or redistribution, as shown in his 1998 video and with Joe the Plumber.
    Redistribution is simply taking from the wealthy and giving to others. This is done through taxes and confiscation of property and is one of the cornerstones of the Communist theory and practice.

  • Support Mike McIntyre

    To the editor:
    I have coordinated Republican campaigns at the national, state and local level for several decades.
    I first met Mike McIntyre when I was working on his opponent’s campaign in 1996. At that time, I recall being struck by how genuinely kind Mike was to everyone he met, even those of us “on the other side.”

  • Weigh presidential options

    To the editor:
    After Nov. 6 this year, things will either get better for our country, or things will get worse for our country.
    One candidate for the presidency has a record for making things better, and the other has a record for making things worse.
    John A. Donnelly
    Carolina Shores

  • Rights are at stake

    To the editor:
    On a Friday a few weeks ago when all those in favor of staying within the law of the traditional family were urged to support Chick-fil-A, a pro-family organization under fire, my family in Philadelphia stood in a line that wrapped around one Chick-fil-A twice.
    The line was orderly, polite, upbeat and slow. More than once, comments were overheard that were not at all anti-gay marriage, but which were very anti-suppression of freedom of speech.
    Think about this:

  • ‘Looking back’ is a good series

    To the editor:
    As a history buff, I have been reading your series “Looking Back” articles, a very fitting way to celebrate the Beacon’s 50 years of service to the community and county.
    I re-read last week’s installment and failed to see a mention of Shallotte’s centennial celebration in 1999. The paper did an excellent job in 1998 of making folks aware of the upcoming celebration in February 1999. Also, there were many wonderful articles and spreads in 1999 before, during and after the celebration.