• Messages of the cross

    To the editor:
    Is the message of the cross of little importance to you? “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:18)
    What is the message of the cross? “Every man, woman and child is a sinner.” (Rom. 3:23)
    “Jesus is the only perfect man. If anyone is to be saved it has to be through a perfect sacrifice.” (Leviticus 22:21)

  • Be mindful of pets

    To the editor:
    How would you like to spend eight hours outside in 20-degree weather, in the dark?
    Well, pets don’t like it, either.
    Be a friend. Bring them in.
    Pat Purvis Brown

  • Wondering why

    To the editor:
    It seems like every other month, we read about South Carolina getting additional industry in the state, which translates to putting people to work. Companies like Boeing, Firestone, gun manufacturers from Connecticut, a calling center, BMW and other corporations are looking to relocate.
    What I am not seeing is news that some of these companies want to relocate in North Carolina, especially in Brunswick County.

  • Derbsters rocks

    To the editor:
    Thank you Rose and Bill Cordeiro and Derbsters patrons for the charity work you do. While you work hard in your restaurant (and kitchen) and enjoy your customers, you never forget the oppressed, the needy, and the sick.

  • Thanks from Cops & Kids

    To the editor:
    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 53 would like to thank all the business owners and residents of Brunswick County who donated to our annual Cops & Kids program. Because of your donations, we were able to take children from families with limited income shopping for Christmas.

  • Vet comparison

    To the editor:
    I hope everyone read the column by Dr. Ernie Ward (page 2C) in the Beacon this past week.
    If you are a pet owner, or just a person who cares about pets, you need to read this article. It just shows how one veterinarian can care so much, and some veterinarians (Bill Rabon) can care so little.
    Rabon is an embarrassment to Senate District 8. Mr. Rabon, House Bill 930 is coming. We are watching you! If we are really lucky, you won’t be our senator for long.
    Ken Proctor
    Ocean Isle Beach


  • Christmas generosity

    To the editor:
    “For it is in giving that we receive.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
    Generosity begins at home. It begins with you and me. It begins here in Brunswick County. It is brought to fruition in one of our own, Dean Siler. He is a true giver — the most sincere giver, a quiet giver. There is no need for public praise or reward because his generosity is straight from the heart. Human words cannot do it justice. It is the kind of giving that God smiles upon.

  • Restaurant rudeness

    To the editor:
    My wife and I were eating at a local restaurant on a Friday around 4 p.m. I sat down to eat a salad, and the couple that was beside me began to blow their nose several times.
    I asked if they would please go to the restroom and do that because I am eating. The older lady said. “Pardon me, I will blow my noses anywhere I want to.” I paused and said, “Well, that tells me you have no manners or respect to the other people in here eating.”

  • Change is good

    To the editor:
    Your article about Sunset Beach Town Council keeping former council member Karen Joseph on the negotiating team at Jaguar’s Lair was very interesting.
    If you can still fog a mirror, you know this is a legit decision the state would never argue with, but is it really in the best interest of the town or a slap in the face of the voters?
    I think our “new” town council needs to work at being new. Change is good.
    I do not know Joseph, nor do I own property in Jaguar’s Lair.
    Debbie Tuttle
    Sunset Beach

  • It takes a village

    To the editor:
    Recently while with my mother, she tripped and fell outside the Belk store in Shallotte with her hand and knee bleeding.