• Senate Bill 875 epitomizes cronyism

    To the editor:

    As I reported to Sen. Bill Rabon (and received no response), his Senate Bill 875 has created a firestorm in Sunset Beach. It must be rescinded.

    The process — without any input from taxpayers or town council and apparently meant to satisfy the financial interests for a developer — is morally reprehensible, riddled with political favoritism and a classic case of cronyism.

  • Sunset Beach police chief deserves kudos

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Joyner recently announced three new programs available to residents of our town:

    Coffee with the Chief: This program provides residents an opportunity to personally meet with their police chief in a friendly and casual setting. Residents are encouraged to attend to discuss matters of interest, learn more about their police department, offer tips and share information directly with Chief Joyner.

  • Fire department merits newly improved rating

    To the editor:

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin recently announced the Tri-Beach Fire Department completed its routine inspection and received a rating of 4 for the Holden Beach District. The 4 rating is an improvement from the department’s previous 5 rating and will be effective Aug. 1. Ratings of responding fire departments directly impact property insurance calculations.

  • Sunset Beach ownership issue remains unresolved

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Attorney Grady Richardson is wrong in claiming a “2006 legal opinion involving Riverside Drive and petitioner Jan Harris, when ownership of the 69-lot property was resolved by submission of deeds.”

  • Animal cruelty is a people problem

    To the editor:

    Regarding the tragic story of Pearl the cat, this was a sickening, barbaric and inexcusable violent crime.

    Those who care about animals should be aware there is a direct correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence that has been documented through research across various academic disciplines. If there is animal cruelty occurring within a family, there is a good chance people are being abused also, including intimate partners, children/babies and/or the elderly.

  • Sexual identity is essential

    To the editor:

    They are sick, if indeed sincere, and are in desperate need of help. I am referring to those who claim they are of the sex opposite to that evident by their physiological constitution. I am not a medical doctor, but I am also not stupid. When a person believes and claims they are really members of the opposite sex, ab utero, or whenever, something serious and very dangerously wrong is going on.

  • Thank you for BFA food drive

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to say thank you to long-time volunteer Molly Dupree and all her neighbors in the Seascape Community for conducting a food drive that collected more than 1,600 pounds of food for BFA’s food pantry.

    Donations such as this are critical to our food pantry and the families BFA serves.

    Thank you, Seascape!

    Stephanie Bowen, BFA program manager


  • Securing legally certified deed makes sense

    To the editor:

    Banks require a legally certified deed and title insurance before granting a loan. If there were a problem with this request, every bank in Brunswick County would be up to its eyebrows in lawsuits.

  • Three Sunset Beach council members miss voters’ message

    To the editor:

    In regard to the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting to consider requiring a legally certified deed before granting a building permit: Listening to the recording of the meeting, it seems to me several council members deliberated and discussed this issue outside the public venue. In fact, it appeared a majority agreed before the meeting on a course of action. This would be contrary to North Carolina Open Meetings requirements.

  • Happy National Hospital Week

    To the editor:

    National Hospital Week celebrates individuals who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope — from providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world.