Today's Opinions

  • Supports Wilson for Clerk of Court

    To the editor:

    I am an attorney in Southport. The Beacon recently published a letter critical of the county Clerk’s Office and supporting Jim MacCallum for Clerk. 

    I have had many opportunities to observe the service provided by the clerk’s office. While everyone has a bad day once in a while, overall the clerks are courteous, professional and helpful. I have often seen them go above and beyond to address the concerns of those they serve.

  • Seeks information for history book

    To the editor:

    To our senior citizens: The future is upon us, and the past is disappearing both socially, culturally and historically. I would like to preserve a small piece of this past by recording some memories of our senior citizens and their memories of their parents. 

    I am interested in producing a book that includes the memories of our elders, their advice and past ways of life. I would like to include memories and information gained from our seniors 75 years and older in 2010. 

  • Voters aren’t stupid

    To the editor:

    I want to thank Teddy Altreuter for her letter to the editor castigating the Republican house candidate Ilario Pantano. Unable to address the issues in the campaign due to her candidate’s consistent support of the president’s socialistic programs, she resorted to the Democratic National Committee tactic of personal attack.

  • Why use cheap, foreign labor?

    To the editor:

    Will someone get me straightened out? It seems to me that many large corporations in this country are having their products made by cheap labor in foreign countries. Then the companies donate money to the politicians who have let them get away with this practice.

    Will someone please draft a law that will tax the companies to balance out the situation? Then the American labor force can obtain jobs, and the politicians can go back after one term to jobs they were trained for, as I believe the writers of our Constitution envisioned.

  • We can’t afford McIntyre in Congress

    To the editor:

    I have noticed some of the letters in your paper commenting on what Mike McIntyre has done for his district without being specific, in most cases. I would like to list just a few.

  • What’s going on at Calabash Town Hall?

    For the eighth time in seven years Calabash is looking for a new town administrator.

    What is going on at Calabash Town Hall? And more importantly, how is the town board of commissioners affecting how its town administrators do business?

    Last year, after a lot of community push, town administrator Jeremy Cribb resigned after the board blundered and hired him even though he had lied on his resume. That resulted in changes in the town’s interview and hiring policies and procedures. 

  • Starting next week, Beacon online content will be subscription based

    You may have seen the story on the front of last week’s Brunswick Beacon.

    On Wednesday next week, the Beacon’s website, www.brunswickbeacon.com, will return to a subscription-based news and information source.

    So what does that mean to you, our loyal readers?

  • Brunswick 365 Photo Contest calls for community submissions

    Just about everyone has a camera these days, and more than likely, you’ve taken at least one picture this year.

    Did you document the rare snowfall earlier this winter? Maybe you took a photo of your favorite flower in bloom during spring. Know of the perfect beach spot to catch a sunset? Do trees change colors as crisp, fall weather approaches?

    Show us what our county looks like by entering Brunswick 365, The Brunswick Beacon’s annual photo contest.