• Cabanas’ footprint too big for beach

    To the editor:

    The real issue at Sunset Beach is not about shade and cabanas and cancer; it’s flying umbrellas, danger and accidents. Sun and shade and cancer have been around for hundreds of years, yet somehow people come to the beach and life goes on.

  • Make women’s motto save our significance

    To the editor:

    Everyone appears to be so numbers conscious.

    Let’s look at the number one million women for a second. If you add their family, relations, friends, business associates, families of children who go to school with their children in schools, universities and colleges, those who attend the same churches as they do or are members of the same clubs that they are in and whoever else they do business with, you are talking about a huge number.

  • Bring back WBTW

    To the editor:

    On Jan. 1, I had the biggest shock to learn our cable provider, ATMC, no longer carries WBTW Channel 13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., anymore. We only get Wilmington for local news. That consists of channels 5 and 6.

    So what the big decision makers did was put channel 5 on both 13 and 5. That adds up to seeing the same people on both channels. Who wants to see the same people on both channels? Not any of our friends.

  • Thank you for supporting Run for Food

    To the editor:

    On Jan. 14, the South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC) hosted its 13th annual Run for Food event in Ocean Isle Beach.

    All proceeds helped to provide groceries for neighbors in Brunswick County who are in food distress. In all aspects, the event was an overwhelming success. We thank the many runners and walkers for their participation, as well as all the volunteers from the local churches.

  • Applauding all who help WBHS band

    To the editor:

    I would like to take the time to give a round of applause to the band parents of West Brunswick High School who help the band function year-round with all the fundraisers, keeping accounts straight, transporting the band’s equipment to all of its competitions and taking care of the band’s uniforms.

    I wanted to also give special thanks to the parents and volunteers who run the concession stands and to Mr. Jason Seip, our band director, for keeping the band routine interesting.

    Frankie Cook, West Brunswick High School student

  • Please pick your battles

    To the editor:

    My understanding is that after the Sunset Beach council arbitrarily voted to ban cabanas at the November town meeting, there were hundreds and hundreds of calls, emails and letters sent to the town protesting this ban. Much to our council’s credit, they listened to the people and, at least for the time being, rescinded this ban. This seemed to be a perfect time for our council to all work together to formulate new rules on where and when cabanas are allowed.

  • Cabanaban easier than regulations

    To the editor:

    I have many concerns regarding what Sunset Beach Town Council is trying to accomplish (outside of creating headaches) regarding cabanas.

    Having worked the beach as an owner of a cabana rental company for many years, I’ve witnessed many different misunderstandings.

  • Ryan's Auto Glass exceeds expectations

    To the editor:

    I am writing about a local company here in Brunswick County that provides the service of automotive glass replacement, which I was in need of recently.

    Their business card states, “Over 35 years of experience,” and with the windshield replacement they performed in the convenience of my home’s driveway, it certainly is evident.

  • Letter on intelligence community lacking

    To the editor:

    In response to Duane Lewis’ Jan. 12 letter to the editor, “Intelligence community is an oxymoron,” it is clear Mr. Lewis’ familiarity with the intelligence community is limited and quite dated.

    I worked in the intel community between 1971-2013 as a Navy linguist, a civilian analyst and a contractor serving three different major intel agencies. If Mr. Lewis had done his homework, he would have known the weapons of mass destruction claim was a product of then-Vice President Cheney, not the intel agencies.

  • Many town issues merit questions

    To the editor:

    After reading the Beacon, I am reminded of three quotes: “Democracy was not created to be pretty” and “A free press and informed citizens is a politicians’ greatest fear,” President Thomas Jefferson; and “All politics is local,” former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill.