• Sunset Beach council appointment requires time, care

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Beacon, for providing all Brunswick County preliminary election results by the time you went to press. I already knew Sunset Beach incumbent council members lost re-election, but that they lost by a 2 to 1 vote was very interesting.

  • Don't let lame ducks steal your vote

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 3, two seats on Sunset Beach Town Council were up for election. Challengers Mark Benton and Rich Cerrato crushed incumbents Mike Williams and Wilson Sherrill by a 2 to 1 margin. They will take office Dec. 7. Just as the polls were closing, Terry Johnson resigned his council seat. The council must now appoint a successor to serve the remaining two years of his term.

  • Lions Club members stand ready to help

    To the editor:

  • Trunk-or-Treat event sponsors earn thanks

    To the editor:

    On Oct. 31, the Museum of Coastal Carolina welcomed visitors to its Trunk-or-Treat Halloween celebration. Children, many of them in costume, collected goodies from local merchants in the museum’s galleries.

    The museum would like to thank Wood N Things, Ocean Isle Family Dentistry, OIB Surf & Java and Sloane Realty for sponsoring trunks of goodies. Special thanks to Lowes Foods in Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte for donating pumpkins for all to enjoy.

  • Pray for, honor all our veterans

    To the editor:

    There is a present crisis in our nation regarding the neglect of our veterans, many of whom have experienced inadequate care from the agencies appointed to see to their well being. Some have suffered grievous injuries and endured much to secure our freedoms.

    Veterans have died because of delays in getting medical assistance. Let us repent for the treatment of our veterans.

  • BSRI seeks holiday meal donations

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity providing senior services and resources in Brunswick County. Our mission is to promote the well being of and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County.

    BSRI is the lead agency providing programs and services specifically designed for adults 60 and older. It serves more than 100,000 meals each year at 10 locations and through deliveries to homebound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.

  • ‘Pyramids as a place’ poem

    To the editor:

    A prophetic poem to you will send

    And no one would I want to offend

    With him communications did exchange

    Something appeared to seem so strange.

    The way he speaks and shuts his eyes

    Is a surprise to thank that he is wise

    Has defense mechanisms out of control

    Still insisting God is saving his soul.

    It is beginning to appear and be apparent

    Is suffering from disorder that is inherent

    Are some things you should thinking about

  • What used to be good is bad

    To the editor:

    After hosting Nigerian missionaries this past October, my wife and I will have a better appreciation for the holidays.

    The husband and wife team maintain an orphanage for 400 children. While Americans enjoy regular meals and then later watch TV with a snack, these orphans live uncertain if there will be any food at all the next day. They are grateful to have a bite of meat on Christmas. They are delighted to be given a paper napkin that has an airline logo on it.

  • Thank you for flood assistance

    To the editor:

    We live in Carolina Shores and on Oct. 2 our home was flooded with nine inches of water throughout. We, among many other neighbors, did not have flood insurance. There are eight homes without flood insurance and 35 or so homes that were flooded.

  • Thank you to campaign volunteers, town voters

    To the editor:

    We extend our heartfelt thanks to the many friends who volunteered their time to work tirelessly on our behalf during the campaign. Many of you also stood with us, and continued working at the polls on Election Day.

    We also greatly appreciate the support throughout our entire town and commend all who trekked to the polls through such inclement weather.

    It is our vow to listen to your voices and act responsibly to your concerns.

    Joyce Dunn, mayor-elect

    Gere Dale and Mary Timothy, commissioners-elect