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Today's Opinions

  • All will someday bow to Christ

    To the editor:

    All of us will bow to Christ. But when and where?

    “But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, as I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Romans 14:10, 11)

  • Sunset Beach events strange

    To the editor:

    As a Sunset Beach resident, I do not attend all council meetings. I don’t enjoy listening to a council that acts like it’s smarter than everyone else. Instead, I read the Beacon and look forward to Rich Cerrato’s Taxpayers’ Digest. Council should do the same to get the truth.

  • Let me tell you all about my vacation — with pictures!

    Uber is an Internet taxi. It turns out I forgot to mention that the last time we spoke and it lead to some confusion.

    I don’t know why they didn’t call it Internet Taxi or iTaxi or eTaxi and I can only assume they went with Uber because Qbert was taken.

    I was too busy yapping about my trip to New York to fully flesh out a description of what an Uber is until now.

    And now I’m going to yap about my trip some more.

    No, not a trip. More of a pilgrimage.

  • You decide: How will the job market change?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Although the job market in North Carolina has been improving for the last five years, there still is a long way to go. The number of people employed today is 4 percent higher than before the recession and 12 percent higher than in 2000. But since the turn of the century, the state’s working age population (20 to 64) is up 24 percent.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for nine weeks to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we had a reduced schedule of committee meetings concerning bills and more meetings on the budget, we had lots of visits from elected officials and others from back home in Brunswick County and we found out that a budget surplus is projected for next year.

  • April showers bring … May showers

    There’s an old saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” but as I sat here in the office last soggy Saturday night, it occurred to me the saying should be updated for this year: “April showers bring May flowers — and more showers.”

  • Absence of accountability hits home

    To the editor:

    No need to look to Washington to find governmental arrogance and lack of accountability; there is a classic example right here in Brunswick County.