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Today's Opinions

  • It’s politics as usual

    To the editor: The political maneuvering by soon-to-be former D.A. Rex Gore and soon-to-be former Sen. R.C. Soles is too disgusting for words suitable to print. The high-handed and blatant disregard for the wellbeing of the people of this district is appalling.

    Thousands of people across this state have lost all their retirement; thousands more work at minimum-wage jobs; thousands more live month-to-month on decreasing Social Security checks; and thousands more are unemployed.

  • Voters have spoken

    To the editor: In your May 13-19 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, you said the sheriff, district attorney and clerk of court races should be nonpartisan.

    You also said it doesn’t make sense that these positions are politically affiliated.

    Well, the citizens of Brunswick County have spoken by way of their votes. Moreover, I don’t believe the law gives regard to one party or the other.

    The candidates won because they received the votes. The sheriff and the district attorney offices are partisan because the people (voters) want it that way.

  • Should have stood in honor

    To the editor: Memorial Day is to a time to honor living and dead military. Such was the celebration on Sunday evening at Holden Beach when the musical group, The Imitations, asked all of the men and women who served in the military to step to the front and stand on stage. The stage was crowded with former military and one young man about to deploy to Afghanistan.

    Nearly everyone stood.

  • Make your voice heard

    To the editor: Last month voters and candidates went to the polls and voted for district attorney for Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties.

    Now after the primary and the field of candidates reduced, our Senator R.C Soles Jr. has introduced a bill (Senate Bill 1340) that would split the 13th Prosecutorial District after the election. 

  • Memorial Day poem

    To the editor:

    On Memorial Day when flags are unfurled

    And families are gathered all over the world

    To honor the soldiers that laid down their lives,

    Our brothers, our sisters, our husbands, our wives.

    So freedom could flourish and liberty reign

    A day we should nourish and need never explain.

    Stand proud for the Air Force, the Navy, the Corps

    The Army, the Coast Guard who’ve all gone to war.

    And for all of our soldiers still standing to serve,

  • A little southern hospitality confirms the best things in life really are free

    “Everyone is so friendly here,” my mom said to me last week during her weeklong getaway from the Midwest.

    She had come to visit for the week while I was performing in “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s (BLT) annual free performance in Franklin Square Park.

    My mom has always been my biggest fan and has been to just about every dance recital, choir concert, play, musical and all similar performances since I can remember.

  • Spoiler alert: It’s all about finding salvation six years after getting ‘Lost’

    Six years ago a plane crashed on an island, and Americans became hooked.
    Over the next six years we watched 48 “Lost” survivors struggle to make amends with their past lives and make sense of their new lives and surroundings.
    They began their lives on the island in tiny shelters built from driftwood and tree branches. Over the years, they moved throughout the island hoping for rescue.

  • Enough is enough, Carolina Shores

    Carolina Shores residents hoping for open, transparent government are going to be disappointed.

    Again.

    On May 3, the town board met in closed session to discuss personnel issues. When the board moved into open session, it approved having town attorney Holt Moore send a “personnel letter” to an employee. It did not indicate who the employee was or what action was taken.