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Today's Opinions

  • Are you getting scanned or opting out when flying next week?

    The day before Thanksgiving, this year, falls on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

    Experts claim it’s the most traveled day in the entire 365. If you’re among those who choose to take a plane ride next week, be prepared for a little longer wait time than you’re used to.

    They say for domestic flights, arrive at the airport an hour and a half early. But in case you haven’t heard, there’s a “national protest day” taking place that might extend those security lines a little longer than usual.

  • Watch out for deer, dear drivers

    In that great ledger of the deerly departed comes a recent report about the odds of a driver hitting one in a state-by-state account.

    So far, it ain’t lookin’ good for Dasher, Dancer and the gang this season in North Carolina.

    According to a press release issued last month by State Farm Insurance, the likelihood of a vehicle colliding with a deer (and vice versa) within the next 12 months in this state is 1 in 147.

    This compares to 1 in 13,011 in Hawaii, the lowest ranked state, and 1 in 42 in top-ranked West Virginia.

  • A great candidate was defeated

    To the editor:

    Congratulations, Mike. You beat a guy I truly believe could be president of the United States. A guy who is a true American war hero and a guy that I hope has made you a better U.S. congressman. 

    Mike, I attended the Brunswick County debate between you two and I heard Ilario Pantano respond to your opening remarks by saying something like, “Mike, if you really believe what you just said, you, too, should cast your vote for me.” 

  • Construction timing was bad planning

    To the editor:

    I wonder whose bright idea it was to have road construction on Stanbury Road on Tuesday...Election Day?  Resurfacing on the road to the voting polls was not too bright. I for one was not inconvenienced because we did early voting, but many others were, and I wonder how many just left and didn’t bother?  

    Carol Lipert

    Supply

  • Thanks for help with NAACP event

     To the editor:

    The Freedom Fund dinner was a great success this year with Robert Levitt receiving the Freedom Fund award for his work in Brunswick County to promote business and community affairs so that they will be fair and just for all the citizens of this county.

  • ‘The Difference Between You and Me’

    To the editor:

    The echoes from a distant time,

    remind us of our wrong.

    A song sung simply,

    becomes more than a simply sung song.

    We wrap ourselves in a political sheet,

    right or left, where’s the middle in which we meet?

    We seek the bleak, the incomplete,

    we’re scared of revolution because we’re scared to compete.

    There’s no choice when there is no voice,

    there’s more class in an old VW than a new Rolls Royce.

  • Why go to church?

    To the editor:

    Why go to church? I have heard people say, “I don’t have to go to church. I believe you can be a good Christian without going to church.” My question to that is: “Why would a good Christian not want to go to church?” A better question might be: “How do you keep a good Christian out of church?”

    People in foreign countries walk great distances to go to church, sometimes risking their lives. Totalitarian states have tried for centuries to prevent good Christians from going to church.

  • Not sure if someone works for the Beacon? Feel free to call and ask

    It has been brought to our attention that in recent months some individuals may be misrepresenting themselves as Brunswick Beacon employees in our community.

    We have had calls indicating individuals have appeared at community events and local businesses saying they are from The Brunswick Beacon, but we do not believe they are.

    Concerned citizens have indicated there may have been people shooting photos at community sporting events improperly saying they are Brunswick Beacon employees.