• Calabash foreclosure explained

    In response to the story published in the Beacon Sept. 19, “Foreclosure draws debate in Calabash” it is time to set the record straight. Every homeowner knows that paying taxes is his or her civic responsibility. More importantly, it is the town’s fiduciary responsibility to all its citizens to collect taxes from every homeowner to maintain a reasonable tax rate.

  • Bicyclist not very bright

    To the editor:
    This past Saturday morning, I was driving to Ocean Isle to set up for the N.C. Oyster Festival. I was on my way out of a shopping center, stopped at the stop sign, looked both ways, saw nothing and began to pull forward as I scanned left. Then I saw the cyclist.

  • Organizers say thanks for gala support

    To the editor:
    Thank you to all who joined us for the 12th annual Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Gala for Children on Oct. 24 at the Dinah Gore Fitness &Aquatic Center.
    The board of directors of CIS worked hard leading to the gala as evidenced by the generous displays of silent auction items and impressive number of new sponsors. Thank you for helping us make those connections within our community.

  • Sunset Beach financially sound

    To the editor:
    In the interest of public information, and in the interest of retaining the confidence of the citizens of Sunset Beach in their government, I suggest that anyone concerned about the town’s financial status consult the North Carolina Local Government Commission, which oversees local government finances in North Carolina.

  • Buyers beware

    To the editor:
    Coastal Communities has collected more than $50 million from the sale of lots in Ocean Ridge’s Jaguar’s Lair and has done little to complete the infrastructure.
    In my opinion, Coastal is running a Ponzi scheme. They have several developments that are not completed (Jaguar’s Lair and Ocean Isle Palms being two examples), yet are allowed to shift resources to open up new ones. Its latest new development is called Barrington Place in Ocean Ridge. Many questions need to be addressed, such as:

  • Sheriff’s office an asset

    To the editor:
    I had the opportunity to participate with 21 fellow residents in the recent 14th Citizens Academy conducted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. During a 10-week period of instruction (four hours every Tuesday evening) and hands-on experiences, we learned of the many elements of the organization from uniform services and the detention center to SWAT and K-9 operations, as well as more than 20 community outreach programs, including the School Resource Officer Program, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Animal Protection Services and Crime Prevention.

  • Sad farewell to too many trees

    To the editor:
    Sadly, some really beautiful trees, which once stood so magnificently in Sunset Beach Town Park, are gone, cut down last week in preparation for construction of the new park. Our tax dollars paid for the removal of these trees.

  • A positive event

    To the editor:
    Congratulations to organizers of the Sunset at Sunset festival for a very successful and well-organized event. It was obvious that a lot of time and effort went into planning it. The event really reflected the positive community spirit of Sunset Beach. I’m sorry the Beacon did not give it more coverage.

    Karen Fowler
    Chapel Hill

  • Party of slavery

    To the editor:

  • Sunset at Sunset another success

    To the editor:
    The annual Sunset at Sunset community block party did exactly what it was designed to do when first introduced seven years ago: Bring together the people of Sunset Beach for a day of celebration.
    It was sponsored by 30 local business owners. Many other businesses purchased booth space and area nonprofits were able to tell the community about their programs.
    Seaside United Methodist supplied volunteer manpower to erect tents and direct parking. Boy Scout Troop 201 performed community service by cleaning up the site.