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Today's Opinions

  • Bigger Dumpster means more issues

    To the editor:
    I am a homeowner on Sunset Beach island. It is not my main residence, and I do not rent my home.
    My wife and I spent Oct. 4-17 on the island. The “trash runs” did not start until Oct. 13 and the last one was on Oct. 17 when we were on our way out of town.

  • I like Mike

    To the editor:
    Although I have known Mike Williams for several years as a loyal and hard-working member at Seaside United Methodist Church, I recently had an opportunity to hear him speak in a small group setting in my community and I have to say, “I Like Mike!”
    The one thing that impressed me the most was his positive outlook for what he has to offer the citizens of Sunset Beach. This was most refreshing in this age of negative politics, when many only offer “what is wrong with local government” and offer very little in the way of solutions.

  • Supports Przywara

    To the editor:
    Joseph Przywara is a candidate for commissioner in Carolina Shores, a position he has had for the past four years.
    Joe never appears threatened by questions relating to issues in the town and is always willing to offer an answer or explanation. He is knowledgeable and if he does not know an answer, he will always get back to you with the desired information. In matters relating to money, he has shown that he is fiscally responsible.

  • Board listens

    To the editor:
    In last week’s letters to the editor section, a letter apparently in support of Tom Puls and Gere Dale, Bob Morris requested residents remember the culvert fiasco by stating: “Have we forgotten the ‘culvert’ fiasco? Yes, elderly folks with shovels hand-digging in muddy ditches and peering into dark holes hoping the elected ones would not impose fines. Well, not knowing what to do, they gave us something to do.”

  • Taxpayer group protects itself

    To the editor:
    Our family vacationed here for several years before building a house on Sunset Beach mainland. We moved here almost 20 years ago.
    Although it may have been quaint and picturesque, the pontoon bridge was inconvenient and a hazard in an emergency. We looked forward to the new bridge, only to have it thwarted time and again by the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association trying to protect its interests. They forced delays with lawsuits and wanted to ban or restrict parking for day visitors to the island.

  • As the polls (and pols) turn: A look at the latest GOP presidential standings

    The good news is the latest numbers released at this writing (Tuesday) has my three favorite presidential candidates topping the polls, though their poll positions are not necessarily indicative of my support.

    The bad news is I really only think one candidate is truly capable of leading our country the way it needs to be led. And that person is not the one on top.

  • Early voting is here; cast your ballot

    Although Election Day is still weeks away, early voting will begin Thursday in Brunswick County.
    As in past elections, we anticipate many people will go ahead and cast their votes before Tuesday, Nov. 8.
    If you’re interested in learning where and when you can vote, check out this edition of the Beacon. You’ll find a story outlining early voting and telling you where you can go to vote.

  • Get involved

    To the editor:
    In last week’s Beacon, Marge Dale said, “The Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) unitedly have pushed this park.”
    This is untrue. CCCS has never taken a position regarding the park.
    CCCS was formed in 2009 by 98 residents of Carolina Shores who were disgusted with tactics of the board of commissioners.
    What had been competent governance had become bullying by certain commissioners.