• Santa takes eyes off Jesus

    To the editor:

    This year I did not do Christmas. I was the Grinch and Mr. Scrooge combined. I told my family that Santa Claus and buying gifts for one another takes our eyes off Jesus. 

    We should focus on doing things that would make Jesus happy. We could do things as a family to help those in need or join with our church in helping the less fortunate. We could take part in the Christmas plays and caroling and visitations the church does and support civic organizations in raising money for Christmas blessings to others.

  • Publicity helps area charities

    To the editor:

    I am grateful for an opportunity to help concerned citizens understand why charitable organizations publicize the work they do. 

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency is a private, nonprofit organization established to help low-income families, something the agency has aspired to accomplish week-in and week-out, year-in and year-out, with relatively little fanfare or hoopla since 1981.

  • 88 Keys

    To the editor:

    Although his sight blinded, he saw everything with his heart.

    His passion expressed with his fingertips, music was his art.

    A good host he was, infamous questions he would ask,

    My opinion to him meant everything, and music to him was a tap on an empty glass.

    He had ears of gold, and a soul never to be sold.

    In his heart, he would save the masterpiece, until released.

    The world has never heard these notes he holds,

    His memory contains no crease, no fold.

  • More information about foreclosures

    To the editor:

    On behalf of homeowners in Brunswick County, I would like to thank the Beacon and Rachel Johnson for the articles dedicated in the Beacon last week to the process of foreclosure and its impact on individuals and families.

    In the interest of additional assistance, I would like to add to the information provided, the following:

  • Doesn’t want golf project as planned

    To the editor:

    When it first began, across the street from my home, there was a private golf course and an ultra light plane landing strip on Sundays. There was very little activity—not much traffic. The planes were a little noisy, but everyone enjoyed watching them.

    Then came the First Tee; now the traffic increased at least tenfold or more. Parents come in to drop off and pick up children, going so fast the neighbor had to put speed bumps in to slow them down.

  • Will you sit out or will you dance?

    To the editor:

    Will the New Year be the same as the last? Will you be less than you could be? Do you want to accomplish something meaningful? How? Obey God.

    First, trust and receive Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins for Eternal Life (Rom. 3:25). When we realize we are sinners, we can rely on Jesus who shed blood and righteousness for our redemption. When we do this, God saves us and enters our hearts and life to guide us to become more like Him. What could be more meaningful than this?

  • Doesn’t like new golf cart rules

    To the editor:

    In a recent Beacon, I noticed the county was going to require golf carts to be registered. The new law was to go in effect Dec. 1. I received my paper Dec. 2.

    Besides a $25 registration fee, I need to have liability insurance, carry a driver’s license, have a slow-moving vehicle flag or sign and brakes.

  • We need curbside recycling in county

    To the editor:

    We absolutely need curbside recycling, and tax everyone for it. We buy products and we should pay for their disposal, either landfill or forced recycling. This is about lifecycle management.

    Voluntary recycling will not work. It’s being offered now and I’ll bet less than 5 percent of residents do it by the fact that the landfill needs to be expanded.

    Challenge the law in court. It makes no sense to not have personal responsibility for what we consume. Become an environmental progressive county.

  • Doesn’t agree with editorial position

    To the editor:

    When I read your editorial about DSS chair Charles Warren, I was upset at what was said about Mr. Warren’s handling of the DSS case that is under investigation and not yet complete.

    You condemn him for following the law as set by the county personnel manual and state law that concerns the rights of people who are under investigation and the people who complain. There is a reason for this so they can’t be tried in the news by bias or misinformed public information.

  • Don’t publicize your charity work

    To the editor:

    While perusing the Beacon one last time before the new year, I noticed several organizations publicly declaring their acts of kindness to various children and their families by giving a party, delivering toys, etc. and taking pictures of some of these children for the paper.