• State will lose at least one local retiree

    To the editor:

    In sympathizing with John Comparetto’s letter in the May 28 edition, I am a retired public servant who also chose North Carolina as my place to retire. Big mistake!

    In my case, my Social Security income is very limited due in part to paying into our own pension plan and not Social Security. Now with North Carolina taking its state tax from my pension income, I plan on moving to a state that does not. Those states are both north and south of here.

  • Sunset Beach park brings community together

    To the editor:

    This is a thank-you letter to Sunset Beach town officials and employees, both past and present, for planning, developing and now maintaining Sunset Beach Town Park.

    In spite of roadblocks during construction, the park now is a huge enhancement to our community. It showcases the natural beauty of the area, encourages our community’s residents to be active and promotes community spirit.

  • Youth Sunday event inspires

    To the editor:

    I had the pleasure of attending Youth Sunday at Sharon United Methodist Church on May 31. Amazed, inspired and hopeful are just a few words that describe my experience in church that day.

    Because of a cold I was not able to stay for the full service, but I left feeling lighthearted and happy. What a wonderful group of young adults who led the service and sang so beautifully. Hats off to families who are raising their children to be kind and respectful.

    Helen Gabriel

    Holden Beach

  • Holden Beach causeway needs work

    To the editor:

    I’d like to follow up and support the letter by P.J. Allen from Charlotte in the June 4 edition regarding the causeway to Holden Beach.

    To put it mildly, it is an eyesore and a poor representation of Holden Beach. It’s rundown, undeveloped and is simply not appealing to those visiting our outstanding beach. It pales in comparison to Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach’s causeway. Why is that?

  • Editorial adds no value to our community

    To the editor:

    We agree with the statement in your May 7 editorial, entitled “Discrimination adds no value to community,” that the Ku Klux Klan contributes nothing to the improvement of our community. With that said, we take great exception to the remainder of your editorial, which attempts to connect two resolutions adopted by the Brunswick County Commissioners to the actions of those who recently distributed KKK fliers in Brunswick County.

  • How did Possum Drop Bill become legislative priority?

    To the editor:

    After taking time to contact elected officials in Raleigh, I received a rather curt response from Rep. Bob Steinburg’s assistant, Bethany Hudson, in Raleigh.

    Seems I dared to have an opinion on passage of the Possum Drop Bill. She declared they “brought North Carolina back from Armageddon.” Why not simply address the point of interest? Possibly, she takes lessons from Sen. Bill Rabon in how to ignore voters and boast only of your self-proclaimed importance.

  • Sunset Beach needs many improvements

    To the editor:

    In the May 21 edition of the Beacon, Susan Parker, Sunset Beach town administrator, is recommending stick-built restrooms for the Sunset Beach Park estimated to cost $150,000 to $200,000.

    She is not in favor of using portable facilities (like those) at the beach because they are not built for constant, high-volume use. At least part of the cost would be paid for with grant money. For this amount of money, I’m sure the restrooms will be quite nice — something we can all be proud of.

  • Thank you for Sunset Beach Town Park

    To the editor:

    My husband and I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon in our new park at Sunset Beach. It was a beautiful experience. We are so happy to have this special place for us to enjoy. It simply doesn’t get any better for all of us to enjoy the water, boats, scenery and fresh air.

    Thank you to all those who made it possible.

    Mim McDermott

    Sunset Beach

  • Fund our Teen Court now and in the future

    To the editor:
    Brunswick County Teen Court is a program that should be fully funded now and in the future.

  • Holden Beach must address its traffic and road problems

    To the editor:

    I am a Holden Beach property owner and do not look forward to the summer traffic, especially on Saturdays (as that is change day for house rentals) and Independence Day week. I say wake up Holden Beach and consider putting in two traffic circles: one at Exxon, Walgreens, Wings and The Barn and the second one at the end of the bridge. These are two of the places that traffic backs up, especially when going across the bridge. Traffic circles allow for traffic to continue to flow and not back up for miles. Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach have them.