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Letters

  • Encounters with angels

    To the editor:

    Since Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC) organized, some members have volunteered to assist the United Way’s Point In Time (PIT) count of homeless in our county. This was our third year doing this, but the first time encountering guardian angels.

  • Citizens make up community

    To the editor:
    We are accused of extortion by Sen. Tom Apodaca and using a “disgusting tactic” by Gov. Pat McCrory, all because we made public a recording of a meeting with an elected official. The words on this recording speak volumes about the character of Sen. Bill Rabon. Power, control and “lots of money” are words mentioned, but never the word respect.

  • Thank you for giving

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Shallotte area residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this past Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect more than 24,000 shoeboxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Respect beach residents’ property, safety

    To the editor:
    In the Jan. 10 Beacon, I read a letter by Janet Stallings concerning parking on Sunset Beach. She has joined a vast majority of mainland homeowners who express the same concern. To them I say: Life is made of choices and you are accountable for them.
    You can buy a parking pass, get to the beach early or later, or buy a residence on the beach. You all had the choice to buy a house on the beach and you chose not to. Many of us choose to pay a premium to live on the beach. I applaud the parking restrictions.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Support needed for all students

    To the editor:
    In 1996 in North Carolina, 40 percent of high school students did not graduate. State leaders responded by implementing a competitive public charter school system providing parents with a choice focused on implementation of best practices and efficient management of resources. Today, there are more than 49,000 charter students at 99 privately owned locations versus more than 1.4 million district students in more than 2,500 taxpayer-built locations.

  • Island parking consideration

    To the editor:
    In response to Janet Stallings’ letter in the Jan. 10 edition of the Beacon, this person obviously has no idea what she is talking about. She may be a taxpaying property owner on the mainland, but has she been on the island lately? New streetscaping and additional parking spaces have been provided at the entrance to the island and the gazebo parking lot.

  • Policy prohibits assistance

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to the recent story regarding the event that took place at the recycle center and the current policy that the town of Carolina Shores has in effect. While the current employee is more than happy to assist those of us who find it difficult to empty our vehicles, the policy prohibits him from doing so for fear of losing his job.