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Today's Opinions

  • Carl Bazemore served Sunset Beach well

    Those who knew Carl Bazemore say he was a quiet man who got along well with others. He is noted for his public service, particularly to Sunset Beach where he served for 12 years on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    In addition to maintaining a council seat for three terms, Bazemore also served on the Brunswick Beaches Consortium and was a chair of the South Brunswick Water and Sewer Authority’s stormwater management program.

  • Program can help those out of work with training, skills

    It’s been a difficult year for some Brunswick County residents. As the economy has suffered, many people have found themselves with reduced hours or out of work altogether.

    In Brunswick County, the unemployment rate was at 10.5 percent in September, relatively unchanged from August’s rate of 10.6 percent.

    Funding for a state program, however, is helping to breathe new life into job searches and skill creation.

  • Stories online, videos, slideshows, Twitter, Facebook and more, oh my!

    Each week, The Brunswick Beacon produces a top-quality newspaper our readers have come to expect from us.

    From updates on the latest news and events, to profiles on people, places and sports, we’re doing our best to cover Brunswick County from as many local angles as we can.

    Our print product, which is in boxes and newsstands each Wednesday morning will continue to be our main focus. We want to continue to grow the size and content of the Beacon so each week you feel like you’re getting the most comprehensive news source created for Brunswick County.

  • Veterans Day every day

    To the editor: Every day should be Veterans Day.

    I am proud of my husband who is a Vietnam veteran. As we prepare for Veterans Day, I find it tragic so many of my fellow Americans view Nov. 11 as just another day off work.

    I lost friends in Vietnam and I made a vow they would never, ever be forgotten. With wars on two fronts, and the VA workload topping a million claims, it’s time for all Americans to remember the true meaning of Veterans Day.

  • 'Astro Boy' lots of fun for kids

    If you ask my 7-year-old, “Astro Boy” is the best movie ever made. I wouldn‘t go that far.

    For kids ages 7 and older, you can’t get much more exciting than this computer animated action hero story about a grieving scientist father, voiced by Nicolas Cage, who creates a robot version of his lost son.

    The robot, “Astro,” must then find his place in the world. In the process, he befriends other “orphans,” becomes a fighter and eventually, saves the world.

  • How good are you?

    To the editor: If you are asked, “Are you good enough to go to Heaven?” most will say, “I am not bad; I go to church; I have never murdered anyone.”

    If you judge yourself on a scale of 1-10, where would you put yourself? The scale goes from God being perfect at 10, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham being 9 and to Hitler and Manson being 1. Most will say anywhere from 6-8.

    Do you know that to go to Heaven you would have to score 10? That is right, because “all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory,” Romans 3:23.

  • Feelings about Sheehan

    To the editor: It’s a shame this event turned out to be what everybody knew it would: a one-sided, poorly attended vitriol by a camera-hungry ’60s reject. It would have been nice if there could have actually been a “discussion” so all sides were considered.

    I would bet there wasn’t one because no one with a reputation of any merit would waste his or her time arguing with her.

  • National Medicare program makes sense

    To the editor: A national Medicare program appears to be the least complex, most cost effective, easiest to implement and will not create an undue burden on the overall population and the business community.

    This solution has been discussed but does not appear to be on the congressional priority list, perhaps, because it is overly simplistic.

    We know it works. Old people like me (80) love it, so it can’t be too expensive. The elderly are careful with their money. They are also vocal about their concerns and politicians know they all vote.