• Sunset Lakes deserves share of tax dollars

    Editor’s note: The writer is a candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Shirking responsibility and failing to provide equal services to all citizens, Sunset Beach Town Council on June 20 embarked on a new path to block equal distribution of our tax money. This time it is “legal precedent.” But first, let’s sidetrack the issues and pass a motion to research the methods used in the annexation of Sunset Lakes.

  • Assimilation is the hallmark of true immigrants

    To the editor:

    When a freshman arrives at the college or university of his choice, he often brings preconceived ideas; however, he may not have anticipated the deeply ingrained and unique traditions of the institution.

  • Tell Rabon to support HB 206

    To the editor:

    The N.C. Senate has the opportunity to take up an important health bill in the upcoming special session that will affect many families with loved ones suffering from cancer.

  • Thank you for supporting Project PBJ

    To the editor:

    Once again our generous and compassionate community has risen to the challenge.

    Residents, businesses and visitors have responded to Project PBJ, an effort to collect peanut butter and jelly for children and families in need of nutritional support. More than 767 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were donated by your friends and neighbors.

  • Clarifying state legislature and transportation forum comment

    To the editor:

    Thank you to The Brunswick Beacon for covering the July 18 District 5 Leadership Forum on transportation. I greatly appreciate North Carolina Department of Transportation division engineer Karen Collette and Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization director Mike Kozlosky taking time to meet with citizens in northern Brunswick County.

  • Elect good stewards of natural resources

    To the editor:

    After attending the GenX forum at Brunswick Community College last Wednesday, it is clear that one, the experts have different opinions concerning the quality of our water. and two, the legality of The Chemours Co. (a spinoff of DuPont) discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River is subject to investigation.

  • Bail amount discrepancies make no sense

    To the editor:

    I saw where Ricky Pruett is accused of hitting with his car and killing 17-year-old Daniel Fetner in Brunswick County but soon afterward was a free man, out of jail on $50,000 bail.

    Then I read where another man is alleged to have robbed someone at gunpoint, assaulted that person (apparently not enough to send the victim to the hospital, however), and charged with cocaine and marijuana possession. His bail was set at $75,000.

  • Market reflects well on leaders of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    My wife and I are long-time homeowners at Sunset Beach. Over the past couple of summers, we have greatly enjoyed visiting the Waterfront Market at Sunset Beach.

    As a former health system administrator, I routinely marvel at the amount of hard work, administrative skill and dedication to excellence shown by the group managing the market. As I see it, they must identify, recruit, coordinate and manage multiple vendors, and then bring them together smoothly with the many patrons of the event each week.

  • Waterfront Market offers a win-win situation

    To the editor:

    Regarding the letters published in the Aug. 13 about the Waterfront Market at Sunset Beach: I am a vendor at the market and also an avid consumer of its offerings.

    In all my years as an artist, I have never seen a better quality and more fairly run production as this market. The team is communicative and friendly, but runs a very tight ship.

  • ‘The Ultimate Knowledge’

    To the editor:

    Science gives answers to the questions of man,

    But it’s only a fraction of God’s master plan.

    From first our corruption, and first our great fall,

    Our quest to be god-like has but made us small.

    Only a breath are we in our lives, till we call his name and his spirit arrives.

    Looking to answer the things we don’t know,

    We aimlessly study and run to and fro.

    The lessons God teaches that we seek the most,

    Will come to us only from his Holy Ghost.