• Jaguar’s Lair proposal adds insult

    To the editor:
    It’s insulting! That’s my reaction to Coastal Corp.’s proposed Site Improvement Agreement (SIA) presented to the Sunset Beach Town Council for infrastructure completion at Jaguar’s Lair.
    Why? Because Coastal Corp. requested to complete modest second phase work over three years and an indefinite period to complete all improvements. This schedule would leave many lot owners like me unable to obtain a home-building permit 10 years after paying Coastal Corp. for lots.

  • Too much sun?

    To the editor:
    Welcome to Sunstroke Beach.
    Sunset Beach council apparently is suffering from the heat of the election season. First, after much grumbling and gnashing of teeth, council reluctantly, on advice of counsel(s), cancelled a community meeting scheduled just six weeks before the election. It would have been a taxpayer-financed campaign opportunity for incumbents seeking re-election, since challengers would not have been on the panel.

  • Roundabout unnecessary

    To the editor:
    I attended the special Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11.
    While I did not comment on the proposed rotary (roundabout) at Sunset Boulevard North and South, I did go to the beach after the meeting and passed through the intersection from each direction. I must say that I did not see any problem that would warrant a traffic circle. The current intersection is wide with excellent visibility from and toward every direction.

  • Rethinking Calabash

    To the editor,
    I visit Calabash every year and often think of retiring there. I attended town meetings in 2012 and watched as the commissioners voted against a senior citizen center.
    This year, I attended and watched as they voted against parks and recreational activities at no cost to the town.
    I also learned that the town foreclosed on a property for $11.61 for back taxes.
    At this point, I am considering why I even visit this town. It is not a very friendly town!

    Karen Pascoe
    Northampton, Pa.

  • Changes needed in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    If you have ever attended a Sunset Beach Town Council meeting (I have) or read about them in the Beacon, you will conclude civility stops at the door.
    Last week’s Beacon reported that at the council meeting, a board member told the mayor to “shut up.” Another told him he was thick, and a third kept pounding on the dais, while another told him to give up his gavel. If the word “skinned” had followed thick, perhaps the insult could have been translated to a complaint.

  • No kudos for canceled meeting

    To the editor:
    I was pleased to see the Sunset Beach community meeting set for Sept. 18 as noted in Laura Lewis’ Sept. 12 article.
    I was very displeased when I showed up to find out that it had been canceled. There was no notice posted at the site, and no town officials appeared.

  • Buck political muck

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach Concerned Citizens announced the cancellation of a community meeting with the town council.
    A citizen wrote to the Brunswick County Board of Elections complaining taxpayer funds would be used, it was political in nature, and only incumbents would be on the panel. It went on to say the BOE informed council they should consult their own attorney, who advised against the meeting. Also mentioned was a councilman who explored having town staff, not elected officials, answer questions at the meeting.

  • Carolina Shores mayor offers thanks to all

    To the editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who made the Carolina Shores 15th anniversary celebration a complete success.
    Congressman Mike McIntyre made a much-appreciated appearance, especially with all that has happened in Washington the past few weeks. The town’s previous mayors and commissioners are also to be thanked for their service and continuing support.

  • Future fun on the roundabout

    To the editor:
    Roundabouts — Americans don’t know anything about them.
    Now my relatives in the UK, they know roundabouts. They grew up with them and they fly around them like professionals, but Americans? They know lights: red ones, green ones, yellow ones and flashing ones and arrows. Yes, we grew up with them.
    Now, there are some Americans who have learned about roundabouts (sometimes the hard way) but most of us ... well, we just know lights.

  • Center a gem for seniors

    To the editor:
    I would like to take this moment to express my appreciation for the Senior Center at Southport. It is located behind Wingate Hotel in Smithville Crossing Center.
    A truly hidden gem, it offers the senior community of Southport, Boiling Spring Lakes, Oak Island and St. James many opportunities for fellowship, games, studies, crafts and exercise, both tacit and active, with the new fitness room. This center also offers one hot meal a day during the week and has a gift shop.