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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t miss the 30th annual Oyster Festival

    This weekend Brunswick County’s Oyster Festival will celebrate 30 years of honoring the community’s coastal heritage.

    From live music and dancing to oyster-related contests and all the food you can eat, there will be plenty of activities for people of all ages Saturday and Sunday.

    If you haven’t been to an Oyster Festival event, plan to go this year. You’ll meet a lot of good people and get a chance to share in a celebration of all things Brunswick County.

  • Survey is a good first step for preservation

    Last year, Brunswick County made a financial investment to begin a process to help preserve some of the county’s historic places.

    In the fall of 2009, local history enthusiasts joined county officials to take a comprehensive look at the historic places and buildings within Brunswick County.

    Last week, results of that survey were shared with Brunswick County commissioners.

    After a lot of hard work, knocking on doors and talking to people, it was determined the county has about 500 historic properties of note.

  • Loud crowds, ‘Fantanos’ and getting answers: it’s all in a day’s work

    Wow. When I signed on to be moderator of the Meet the Candidates Night, I knew things could get interesting.

    Just days before early voting began, and one of the last scheduled debates between U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre and GOP challenger Ilario Pantano, I was prepared for things to get heated.

    I’m on the Pantano camp’s e-mail list as a member of the press, but I also receive the e-mails they send out to their volunteers and supporters, so I know they ask people to show up to debates, bring friends, bring signs and be loud—very loud.

  • Thanks for supporting troops

    To the editor:

    I am currently serving my first tour in Afghanistan with the United States Army. My unit consists
    of about 150 soldiers. We would like to thank the American Legion Post 503 in Calabash for adopting our unit and providing us with all the comforts of home.

  • Help support fire department

    To the editor:

    At the monthly town meeting, Carolina Shores commissioners Dunn and Przywara, in collaboration with the mayor, defeated a motion to contribute the remaining $3,000 due to the Calabash Fire Department, in conjunction with a town commitment to help fund firefighter salaries related to an awarded Safer Grant.

  • Agrees with idea about bridge opening

    To the editor:

    In response to Laura Lewis’ column in the Oct. 7 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, I totally agree with Mr. Owen Weddle’s proposal.

    I firmly believe it should be a community event, not a “car show.” When the new bridge in Charleston, S.C., was dedicated, thousands of people walked, ran or biked across this magnificent structure.

    The townspeople of Sunset Beach and surrounding towns and local dignitaries should partake, not Mrs. Joseph’s friends and their Corvettes.

  • Supports Wilson for clerk

    To the editor:

    Being an independent voter, I attended a recent candidate forum in Southport co-sponsored by the ILA and NAACP. I am writing to say how much I am impressed by Cheryl Cheers Wilson, who has been the clerk of Superior Court for four years and is running for re-election.

  • Supports MacCallum

    To the editor:

    I am writing in support of Jim MacCallum for Clerk of Superior Court. As a resident of Brunswick County, I feel we need a person who will bring to the office the management and administrative skills necessary to handle the ever-growing caseload.

    Jim has practiced law for more than 33 years, and during those years, he has been an effective leader and manager.