• Welcome local debate, not spin

    To the editor:

    There were two GOP presidents during the Franklin Roosevelt era, and there have also been two Democratic presidents during Ronald Reagan era. For better or worse, the four presidents who served in an opposing era had only modest impact on the outcomes of the dominant policies during each of the two eras.

    Last month, letters in the Beacon did not honestly portray a Reagan-era policy to explain an outcome Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders prove are unpopular.

  • Maligning the messenger

    To the editor:

    When an ill-informed liberal cannot tolerate an irrefutable political message, he resorts to maligning the messenger publicly.

    John A. Donnelly

    Carolina Shores

  • Have respect for those not transgender

    To the editor:

    A man is a man no matter what he is dressed in. This nana does not want to take her beautiful 6-year-old granddaughter to a public restroom and see a man using a urinal.

    Men molest women and children in the home and on the street. Then we go in the restroom and have to worry about getting molested in there.

    God did not make a mistake when he made man and then made woman. Please have respect for us who are not transgender.

    Bobbie DeStefano

    Holden Beach

  • Doesit matter if we sin?

    To the editor:

    Our sins do matter because they separate us from God: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 13:11; Jeremiah 5:25). The fact God hates sin means he hates being separated from us. Sin entices us to focus on worldly pleasure to the exclusion of God’s blessings. To pursue sin is to turn one’s back on the gifts of God (Jeremiah 29:11).

  • Administration for McCrory talks in jobs tour about environment

    To the editor:

    I recently attended a stop on the NC Competes for Jobs tour at Brunswick Community College with North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla.

    I was impressed by the large turnout of local elected officials, government staff, local businesses and economic development partners who came to learn and ask questions about what North Carolina is doing under Gov. Pat McCrory’s leadership to create jobs and attract businesses.

  • After-school volunteers make all the difference

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools (CIS) offers a variety of educational programs for Brunswick County students. The elementary after-school program allows students to continue their learning and studying after the school day ends. CIS after school programs are blessed to have volunteers contributing their time, energy and talent to a variety of school locations throughout Brunswick County.

  • Sunset Beach UDO represents lot of hard work

    To the editor:

    Sue Weddle alleges the Sunset Beach Town Council shirked its responsibilities in approving the rewrite of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in 2012, and accuses members of council of not working hard enough for the citizens of Sunset Beach. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Protecting select few under guise of beach renourishment

    To the editor:

    Regarding the Beacon’s March 23 editorial: State Sen. Bill Rabon and Rep. Frank Iler, let’s call a spade a spade. The beautiful beaches of North Carolina will always be there if we shift with shifting sands.

  • Citizens pay for council’s due diligence failure

    To the editor:

    I’m baffled as to why Sunset Beach Town Council failed to act on Realtor David Stuart’s request asking the council to determine what regulations had been omitted, what regulations had been added and what regulations had been changed before passing the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at a December 2012 council meeting.

  • Work of all doctors worth celebrating

    To the editor:

    We would like to honor our doctors on Doctors’ Day. March 30 marks a day to celebrate the amazing work all of our doctors do for our hospital and community. This day is to celebrate the contributions they make every day by caring for our patients and their families.