Today's Opinions

  • 'Necro-Anda': Local writer embarks on new career with first novel

    Believe it or not, poisoning, bank robbery, murder, amnesia and double-crossing all play major roles in a new novel from a local author.

    Supply resident Jack Evans recently had his first novel published and is embarking on a new career as a full-time writer.

    The way Evans describes his novel, “Necro-Anda,” recently published by PublishAmerica, is like few things even longtime mystery fans have heard before—and it all takes place in Brunswick County and the nearby towns of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Is a four-day school week the answer to the public schools’ financial crisis?

    Is reducing the school week to four days an answer to the financial crisis facing some school districts across the country?

    More than 100 of those districts say yes.

    According to a Wall Street Journal article, more than 100 school districts in 17 states are operating with a four-day schedule.

    A school district in Minnesota will begin four-day weeks at the beginning of next school year. A quote from the district’s superintendent said the district faces a $1.3 million deficit and considers it a last resort.

  • New RW magazine featured inside this edition of The Brunswick Beacon

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re proud to launch in this edition the Beacon’s newest publication RW (The Real Women of Brunswick County).

    In this special section, which you can find inside today’s paper, you’ll be treated to features about local women, their successes and triumphs and their advice on everything from succeeding in their careers to moving on in life after the death of a spouse.

  • Support Redwine

    To the editor: It has already started. The ink was hardly dry on David Redwine’s filing papers before he was attacked by Frank Williams, chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republican Party.

    Most people I know are tired of the “gotcha” politics of chairman Williams. Democrats, Republicans and Independents want someone who will get something accomplished and work in a bipartisan way. David Redwine has done both.

  • Candidate shouldn't accept endorsement

    To the editor: As a retired police officer residing in Brunswick County, I find it unacceptable and also deplorable to read the challenger for the elected position of sheriff of Brunswick County cannot reject the former convicted sheriff’s endorsement.

    His “I accept all support from all citizens” is the disclaimer of most politicians.

  • 'World Day of Prayer' reminds us of the beauty, celebration at the heart of praise music

    Last week’s “World Day of Prayer” celebration at Seaside United Methodist Church reminded me what I like most about spiritual music: the joy and celebration.

    The participants were all women from local churches in the South Brunswick Interchurch Council who dressed in traditional African garb to celebrate and honor the women of the African nation of Cameroon.

  • Meetings about proposed port

    To the editor: On Thursday, March 4, the No Port Southport group had a public meeting in the new Senior Center in Southport. A crowd of approximately 100 individuals from across the county was given an overview of the current status of the port authority’s plan to locate a new international port on our coast.

    Issues including the cost to taxpayers, impact on our water supply and beaches, safety (this port would be next to both Sunny Point and Progress Energy) and infrastructure demands (road and rail) were all discussed.

  • Do not judge others

    To the editor: I read and hear far too often of the preachers and teachings of how the Bible offers condemnations for sins, and I mean “sins,” period.

    Jesus came to this earth as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins, hence why we no longer offer sacrifices.

    I hear of condemnation for homosexuality based on the book of Leviticus. Just wondering if anyone ever read in the same book Chapter 11? If not, you should.