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Letters

  • Forbid oceanfront pools on Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    As oceanfront property owners since 1997, my husband and I are concerned about the possibility of oceanfront swimming pools being permitted on our beloved island. Not only would the addition of pools adversely impact the environment, but also their presence would be devastating to the aesthetics of Sunset Beach. Privacy and overall atmosphere of Sunset Beach would forever be altered — for the worse.

  • Thanks to hospice for new life

    To the editor:
    In the Bible, it reads: “…to give praise to whom praise is due.” In January, I was given six months to live. Lower Cape Fear Hospice came in and began to take care of me. They started to give me medications to make me more comfortable, but instead of getting worse, I began to get better. There is no group of people that I have ever encountered who are more dedicated, professional and compassionate than these.

  • Problems don’t start with police

    To the editor:

  • Kudos for inaugural Oktoberfest

    To the editor:

    Being of German decent and born into a German-American family, I was indeed amazed at the European atmosphere at the Calabash Lions’ Oktoberfest last week. The Harbour Towne Fest Band put on a real Bavarian show. I enjoyed the sing-a-longs of German songs, dancing the polka and other fun entertainment. The tasty German-style food topped it off!

  • Thanks to Williamses for country fair leadership

    To the editor:

  • Check candidates’ voting records

    To the editor:

  • Look at pool facts before you leap

    To the editor:

    In response to last week’s Beacon article, “Oceanfront pools dunked in Sunset Beach,” it is truly a shame that a few ill-informed residents took the time to make a mountain out of a molehill. Throwing around wild accusations of unethical behavior by the town’s staff was totally out of order. It does pay to look and understand the facts before you leap on a matter out of sheer emotion.

  • Trash Bash makes positive impact in OIB

    To the editor:

    I am a jogger and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning I put in a couple of miles on the sidewalks near the Ocean Isle Beach pier. I pick up trash as I go, mostly cans and bottles, but this Monday morning, there was no trash to be found mostly thanks to the Trash Bash on Saturday morning, Sept. 20. It was heartening to see the West Brunswick High School Junior ROTC, the Girl Scouts, the OIB town commissioners, land conservancy and turtle patrol volunteers and so many proud homeowners represented in the clean-up crews Saturday morning.

  • Who pays for illegal immigrants

    To the editor:

    Regarding Michael Jones’ letter in the Sept. 18 edition, “Immigrant children should be welcome,” in which he says illegal immigrant children arriving from Central America should be welcomed, my questions to him are: How many of these illegal immigrants are you going to welcome into your home? How much money are you personally planning to pay to feed, clothe, house, educate and provide medical services to these illegal aliens that you say should be welcomed?

  • Ward would bring balance to legislature

    To the editor:

    I support Ernie Ward for the state Senate election in November because I think his position on education funding and income improvement for wage earners makes more sense than Bill Rabon’s. Two items in a recent edition brought home the difference in positions between the two local veterinarians.