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Today's Opinions

  • Awakening a sleeping giant

    To the editor:

    A special thank you to The Brunswick Beacon, The StarNews and WECT-TV6 for their objective reporting and sharing their editorial wisdom related to Senate Bill 875 on numerous occasions. They have awakened the sleeping giant: the voters and friends of Sunset Beach.

    Also once again, a special and gracious thank you to Jan Harris and her platoon of soldiers for gathering nearly 4,500 petition signatures in a short period of time and for providing a SB 875 fact sheets to every member of the Senate and House and to the governor’s office.

  • God bless America

    To the editor:

    On Sunday at 10 a.m., July 3, 2016, 240 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a congregation of citizens filled the sanctuary of Camp United Methodist Church on Main Street in Shallotte. No doubt this was mirrored in other towns throughout our nation.

  • A most memorable visit to Holden Beach

    By Anita Prater

    Guest Columnist

    My sister, Mary Gillum, and I have been visiting Holden Beach for many years with our families. This year’s trip will be the most memorable.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we got closer to a final 2016-17 budget bill, we modified a major transportation bill, we saw two bills of local interest studied and we received more visitors from back home.

  • Remain vigilant for scams targeting military

    By Roy Cooper

    Guest Columnist

    American service members are on guard to protect our country, and we’re grateful for their service. Sadly, they also need to stay alert to avoid scams and bad deals that target military consumers.

    For example, military personnel were tricked into buying computers, gaming systems and other electronics at prices that were two to three times higher than what the items were actually worth.

  • Letter writers show bias against actions of council members

    To the editor:

    Recent letters castigate Sunset Beach Town Council and accuse members of improper decision-making. These are usually from the same group of people on one side or the other, often contain incorrect information and attempt to discredit positions contrary to theirs.

    Council contracted a study for dredging certain tributaries around Sunset Beach. The costs will eventually be borne by those most affected by any benefit derived from dredging in front of their homes.

  • Many are in need of our prayers now

    To the editor:

    With the Democratic and Republican Party conventions coming up, let us pray for the peace of Jehovah Shalom to reign supreme over these cities and other cities across our nation this summer and through the rest of the year.

  • As luck would have it

    My parents and I don’t always have specific plans when they come to see me here in Brunswick County, but none of their visits are complete unless I can see them off from Bagel Dock in Calabash the morning they plan to head home. My parents are bagel connoisseurs, and they swear the ones served by Carmine and Margaret Barbaro and their crew are among the best they’ve ever tasted.