• Big thanks for Big Toy Day supporters

    To the editor:

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island wants to extend a very special “thank you” to the many people and families of our community for their attendance and support of last Saturday’s Big Toy Day.

    Big Toy Day is designed not just as a fun family event, but also as an educational opportunity for children of Brunswick County. It provides children and adults alike the opportunity see, touch and learn about the workings of big equipment and the people who operate it.

  • Wind energy alternative makes more sense for county

    To the editor:

    For decades, I have made the beaches of Brunswick County my annual travel destination. I am drawn there time and time again because of the beauty of the coastline and the wealth of wildlife, such as the loggerhead turtles and the many species of shorebirds. Needless to say, I was shocked to read the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is willing to risk its greatest asset for seismic testing and oil exploration.

  • State budget, process an embarrassment

    To the editor:

    As a native North Carolinian and a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach, I am embarrassed and frustrated with the state budget. Our “leaders” bullied and spent $1 million extra while denying our citizens cost-of-living increases –– again.

  • Attack doesn’t reflect group’s good work

    To the editor:

    The article in last week’s edition, “Service dog blamed for attack at outdoor show,” was shocking and disturbing to me as I have dealt with Rick Kaplan and his Canine Angels and found this to be directly opposite to my experience.

  • Grand Strand Health thanks community partners

    To the editor:

    This past summer, Grand Strand Health in Myrtle Beach, S.C., completed its 17th annual four-day camp for children who have asthma or diabetes.

    Fourteen campers and four junior counselors enjoyed meeting new friends, creating ocean themed crafts, taking field trips and learning how to manage their conditions. Our camp goal is to provide a safe and fun camp experience for children who may not attend a regular camp due to their asthma or diabetes. The campers learn how to manage their disease from counselors with their peers, all while having fun.

  • Thank you to 9/11 event participants

    To the editor:

    My sincere thanks to all of you who took part in the memorial services on the overpass at N.C. 130 in Shallotte.

    Thanks to the Calabash Lions, the Shallotte Lions, American Legion Post 503 and the auxiliary, VFW 7288, the Calabash Elks and the Shallotte Police Department.

    It was a great turnout for a great cause.

    Vito Ramaglia,

    event coordinator

    Sunset Beach

  • Shallotte DMV agency employees deserve respect

    To the editor:

    To all who find it necessary to be rude to the ladies at the Shallotte Division of Motor Vehicles Plate Agency, this is for you, and you, too!

    I’m writing this letter as a customer and as the daughter and only child of Deborah Meadows, who has self-contracted the Shallotte NCDMV Plate Agency, serving Brunswick County and surrounding counties for more than 36 years. That’s longer than half of some of your existences. She and her employees are only here to help the public.

  • Proposed Sunset Beach development will hurt all

    To the editor:

    I am sure a lot of readers of The Brunswick Beacon think the proposed development at the west end of the Sunset Beach island is a Sunset Beach problem, but it really isn’t.

  • Thanks for local Freedom Day

    To the editor:

    Last Thursday, Sept. 10, was Freedom Day USA. This was a wonderful way to honor members of the military and their immediate families, along with veterans.

    The local celebration was the idea of Dr. Aaron Wilharm of Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry in Oak Island and Bolivia. He and his wonderful staff organized this day and they were able to get many shops and service providers to participate, too, with discounts and gifts.

  • Summer concert interrupts loud conversations

    To the editor:

    My wife and I have been privileged to enjoy the concert season at several of the local venues this summer, including Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, Holden Beach and Shallotte. There have been some outstanding bands, and the talent level has certainly been exceptional.

    We attended the Band of Oz concert Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Sunset Beach, looking forward to a repeat performance, since we heard them the previous Sunday at Holden Beach.