• What makes a town?

    To the editor:
    What makes a town? Definitions describe an area in which residents earn their living through industry, commerce and public service with schools, churches and restaurants. A town is a community with strengths and support.
    The town of Carolina Shores does not meet that definition. Annexed neighborhoods remain separate. Residents of other towns say folks never stop arguing, and that our town is filled with rancor.

  • ’Tis the season to buy—and give

    It’s hard to believe it’s already time to talk turkey, and before you know it, Old Saint Nick will be here.
    Before Thanksgiving dinners have a chance to fully digest, many Brunswick County residents will have their focus set on holiday gift buying and getting the biggest and best deals on Black Friday.

  • Do you know where your puppy is from?

    To the editor:
    It is important you know about puppy mills in Brunswick County. They are full of puppies that will be sold in the store parking lots. These dogs are stacked 60 per shed behind a trailer in Winnabow...no windows, no heat, no air conditioning, no comfort. They live in their own filth in kennels. Legitimate breeders do exist and they should be more outraged than I am. Consider this:
    A legitimate breeder would never:
    •Sell puppies from the trunk of a car.

  • Responds to letter

    To the editor:
    This is a response to comments made by Mr. Jay Shutt in the Nov. 17 Brunswick Beacon.
    Many scientists believe evolution is so strongly supported it could be considered a fact. Evolution, the fossil record, DNA evidence, embryology and other fields of study have shown that organisms have and continue to evolve. The indirect evidence is clear, unambiguous and compelling.

  • The influence of religion on government

    To the editor:
    We often underestimate influence of religion on government. The assigned attributes of the prevalent deity of a people group will determine their acceptance or rejection of government.

  • Thanks for fencing

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Dustin Graham, Sunset Beach’s public works director, and the public works staff for the nice job they are doing with fencing at the future park site.
    The fencing is unobtrusive in keeping with the peaceful surroundings. Fencing may be an inconvenience for some who wanted to use the park site as a new place for launching small boats. Fortunately, a new ramp, soon to be constructed across the street from the future park, will take care of that need.

  • Appalled by comments

    To the editor:
    I was appalled to read the comments of Sunset Beach town councilman Wilson Sherrill, when he referred to the locals in Brunswick County as “local yokels.” I find the local community to be warm and friendly...anything but yokels. They have always been there for my wife and me in the 30-some years we have had our second home on Sunset Beach.

  • OWS: They’re thugs

    To the editor:
    When will the print and alphabet TV media wake up to what the Occupy Wall Street types really stand for and expose their actions? The media continues to push the progressive propaganda these thugs are simply voicing their opinion. The media calls it a time-honored principle of the United States, while grassroots people were branded terrorists and racists.

  • Commissioner says she was misrepresented

    To the editor:
    Twice recently, news articles in the Beacon have seriously misrepresented my work as a commissioner.

  • Loved story about veteran’s wedding

    To the editor:
    The pictures and article regarding Jake and Manisha Henthorn’s wedding on Ocean Isle were a treat.
    With increasing negativity about, it was truly refreshing and definitely worth a front-page placement. When so many now are asking what can my country do for me (see worthless Occupy Whatever idiots), this couple is forging their life while giving to others through their service and dedication.