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Today's Opinions

  • Honor veterans with boycott of NFL games

    To the editor:

    In recent weeks, there has been conversation and discussion of the NFL player’s behavior for lack of respect for America’s national anthem and flag.

    I believe it is time for true Americans to realize what kind of Americans they really are. Think about Arlington, Normandy, Europe, Asia and all over the world where miles of crosses of American military who made the ultimate sacrifice for America and the rest of the world. Being an American isn’t a given right, it is an earned right.

  • Vote Harris for Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    If you’re tired of all the vitriolic behavior on Sunset Beach Town Council, get out and vote for changes on council.

    In last week’s Beacon, Councilman John Corbett gave you the names he suggests for your votes, but you need to remember that Corbett was appointed by some of the very people who have been party to the antics on council. He was not elected by voters. A vote for the people he suggests will just perpetuate problems on council.

  • Thank you, Brunswick Beacon

    To the editor:

    I want to give a very special thank you to The Brunswick Beacon for advertising our card party at Ryan’s in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 24.

    The Beacon generously ran our announcement for many weeks. It is so nice living in this community with The Brunswick Beacon helping us celebrate all our local community events. Because of it, we were able to raise monies that we can, in turn, help support many local charities.

  • History offers context for ‘verify before trust’ advice

    To the editor:

    Verify before trust!

    A little history is in order to clarify this discovery. From 1955 until 1969, the backside of the Sunset Beach island was continuously modified. Canals were dug by the landowner and the dredged fill was used to build the peninsula of North Shore Drive. Feeder canals were dug so each lot would have water access.

    In June 2013, the General Assembly passed a bill allowing the town of Sunset Beach to impose a canal dredging and maintenance fee. The fund does not exist.

  • Town must get back to basics

    To the editor:

    To the citizens of Sunset Beach: I’ve had the honor of working on Sunset Beach Town Council for two years and have seen and heard all kinds of misinformation thrown about, but several of the letters to the editor in last week’s Beacon by current colleagues and candidates for town council misstate facts and offer innuendo that lead to character assassination, for lack of a better term.

  • Senior Tar Heel legislature report

    The Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) met Oct. 3 and 4 to elect new executive officers, review existing priorities and host several informative speakers as the year concludes.

    Outgoing speaker Dr. Althea Taylor-Jones was honored by the presence of students majoring in gerontology and enrolled in the public policy, aging and society class at Winston-Salem State University.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we held a very short session to override a veto by the governor, we were planning upcoming committee meetings and I was able to go back into our schools.

  • CIS Success Coaches can change student outcomes

    By Todd Beane

    Guest Columnist

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County’s (CIS) mission is built on student success. The CIS mission is to “surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” CIS Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program is a primary partner for providing opportunities and supporting student achievement and success in Brunswick County Schools.