• Teachers do a good job

    To the editor: My name is Jennifer Smith, and my daughter Caroline Smith goes to Waccamaw Elementary.

    Over the past year, we have all heard the negative stories about the public school system and teacher’s conduct. However, I just wanted to remind everyone there are still good teachers in the public school system.

    My daughter is in Mrs. Raynor’s and Mrs. Jenrette’s room. This year they have taken a very shy child and are helping her to become outgoing.

  • Surveillance not a civil rights issue

    To the editor: It appears Carol Trapani has been reincarnated as Renee Sloan.

    The terrorist phone surveillance program does not violate the civil rights of American citizens.

    Monitoring foreign incoming calls from certain regions of the world is within the boundaries of the Patriot Act and necessary for Homeland Security.

    I don’t believe Ms. Sloan has her facts correct, and her comments sound like “rhetoric from a far left kook.”

  • Cartoon was offensive

    To the editor: Shame, shame on you for publishing that awful political cartoon on page 6A (last week.) The cartoon was ugly and offensive.

    Let me remind you Hillary Clinton is our former First Lady, and this is no way to picture her regardless of your political affiliation.

    Furthermore, Hillary Clinton is not out of the running yet.

  • Waccamaw parent wants apology for son

    To the editor: After speaking to several other mothers and grandmothers who have children in our school system, I felt the need to write this letter.

    I hear a lot of people ask why the youth today are growing up acting so disrespectful of others. I ask myself, why not?

  • Mayor, board act appropriately

    To the editor: The Feb. 21 letter to the editor concerning the mayor of Holden Beach disturbed me.

    Alan Holden’s welcome to everyone at the beginning of each board of commissioners meeting is a courteous and proper procedure. Although the general public is invited to regular meetings, this welcome supports our presence.

    In preparation for each regular meeting, the commissioners receive an individual packet of material, facts and updates concerning agenda items.

  • Why is Gilbert being picked on?

    To the editor: My question is: “What does Ray Gilbert’s personal life have to do with being an effective school board member?”

    Everyone holding a position on that board is not squeaky clean. Let’s just be real.

    I am starting to wonder what Ms. Hankins' motivations are. Instead of the board focusing on Ray Gilbert’s lifestyle, why not put the same or more efforts toward our schools?

  • Donate your time to help a teen

    To the editor: Each year, teens who age out of the Brunswick County foster care system are faced with new challenges as they enter the real world.

    Some of these teens are asking for assistance in learning how to face the challenges adults face routinely in the everyday world, how to select the best educational opportunities, how to prepare for a job interview, how to budget finances, how to buy and maintain an auto, how to deal with life’s surprises and more.

  • Printing bridge letter appreciated

    To the editor: Just a note to thank you and the Beacon staff for publishing my letter (SBTA was not against new bridge] in the Feb. 21 edition.

    I want to personally compliment your judgment in publishing letters (differing opinions) that don’t always agree with editor’s logic and line of reasoning. This is what good newspapering is all about.

  • Holden trash can deal a rip-off

    Holden trash can

    deal a rip-off

    To the editor: We are certainly sending this check reluctantly to Waste Industries, for a service we do not need at our house.

    We will have an extra trash can in our way, as it will not be used. What is more irritating is that we are paying for a service for eight months out of the year that we won’t be there. This is a rip-off to satisfy a few commissioners, which makes you feel mighty bad toward Holden Beach.

  • A woman can be president, but not this one

    To the editor: Though I am a man, it has been my hope that in my lifetime a person of the gentler gender would be considered qualified to ascend to our nation’s highest office.

    A woman is presently serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives. A woman is also our Secretary of State and another has already preceded her. We have women senators and governors.

    Yes, now is the time, and with all the qualified and experienced women who are out there, is Sen. Hillary Clinton really the best choice?