• Seek God’s guidance when voting

    To the editor:

    In a paradox of power, we saw God at work Sept. 14.

    As Donald Trump stood speaking to the people of Flint, Mich., boasting and launching another vicious attack on Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Faith Green Timmons, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, approached him at the podium with gentle respect, firmly reminding him of his purpose and carefully reining him in. The Rev. Timmons is the only person yet to have the courage and the spiritual confidence to set limits on the mighty Donald Trump, the man who seems to believe he himself is God!

  • Thank you for supporting Casino Night for Charity

    To the editor:

  • Credit McCrory for state’s economy

    To the editor:

    I rarely agree with Vice President Joe Biden, but he was right when he came to North Carolina this week and highlighted the improving economy in the state.

    The latest analytics have North Carolina as one of the top five states to do business, and our tax climate has jumped from an abysmal 44th to a much more respectable 15th. While the national recovery is still considered one of the worst in history, all of this positive growth in North Carolina has occurred under Gov. Pat McCrory.

  • Cooper doesn’t stand up for law enforcement

    To the editor:

    I have been wondering: Does North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper really stand up for law enforcement? Last week’s endorsement of Gov. Pat McCrory by the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association answers that for me.

  • Rights do not justify uncivil behavior, words

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank The Brunswick Beacon’s managing editor, Jackie Torok, for the wonderful civics lesson she provides on freedom of speech in her Sept. 1 column. At a time when freedom of speech has become a casualty in the nationwide war for political correctness, it’s refreshing to hear it is still valued on the public square.

  • CIS program decisions explained

    To the editor:

    Last week Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) made a decision just prior to the start of school to close fee-based Before and After School Programs at Belville, Southport, and Town Creek elementary schools because of a lack of adequate student registration.

    Once this difficult decision was made, parents who had registered their children, staff, and affected schools were notified. This resulted in an outpouring of concern and pleas to reconsider the decision because of limited community child-care options.

  • Drivers need to slow down on Sunset Beach island roadways

    To the editor:

    My husband and I just returned home from a glorious month at Sunset Beach. It was our 35th year of visiting the prettiest beach on earth, so we’re very familiar with life on the island. It is exactly because we love the island that I write this letter.

  • Thanks to NCDOT for U.S. 17 paving

    To the editor:

    As I smoothly glided along U.S. 17 from the South Carolina state line heading for Shallotte, I traveled eight miles of newly re-paved road (both ways) that had been constructed over these past two weeks during the evening hours.

    Thank you, North Carolina Department of Transportation, for recognizing the increased traffic patterns this road serves with all our summer visitors to our wonderful beaches and golf courses and for having the foresight to accomplish your work during the low traffic hours. Kudos to your planning department!

  • The kindness of a stranger

    o the editor:

    Dear Mike from New York, I’m sorry I don’t know your last name, but you know who you are. On Aug. 23, I was visiting my son Zach at the cross where we lost him Sept. 4, 2007. The cross is located on N.C. 179 (Beach Drive), across the street from Lowes Food. It was a very difficult visit, as I had to tell him First Bank was getting ready to build on that land and we would have to move the cross where I’ve visited with him for nine years.

  • Vote Casteen, not Rouzer

    To the editor:

    Southern Brunswick County voters: your current GOP congressman is David Rouzer; his opponent this Nov. 8 is Democrat J. Wesley Casteen.

    I will vote for Casteen for Congress in North Carolina’s 7th District because my issues are a living wage for hourly wage families, with health care and adequate education for our children. Rouzer opposes adequate funding for all three. Casteen supports adequate funding for all three.