Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to hospice for new life

    To the editor:
    In the Bible, it reads: “…to give praise to whom praise is due.” In January, I was given six months to live. Lower Cape Fear Hospice came in and began to take care of me. They started to give me medications to make me more comfortable, but instead of getting worse, I began to get better. There is no group of people that I have ever encountered who are more dedicated, professional and compassionate than these.

  • Problems don’t start with police

    To the editor:

  • Compare, choose Medicare plans from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

    Health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year.

    The annual election period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Take advantage of the annual election period, and save money, improve coverage or both.

  • What makes news and why is no secret

    Pssst! You! Yes, you!

    Look closer! I want to tell you something — the secret to keeping your name out of the Beacon.

    Ready? OK, here you go: Don’t do anything newsworthy.

    Nothing amazing. Nothing unusual. Nothing generous. Nothing humble. Nothing heart-wrenchingly brave. Nothing monumentally stupid.

    Basically, don’t do anything anyone would care to read about.

    Disappointed? Well, if you expected more, I’m sorry. But honestly, it’s that simple.

  • Kudos for inaugural Oktoberfest

    To the editor:

    Being of German decent and born into a German-American family, I was indeed amazed at the European atmosphere at the Calabash Lions’ Oktoberfest last week. The Harbour Towne Fest Band put on a real Bavarian show. I enjoyed the sing-a-longs of German songs, dancing the polka and other fun entertainment. The tasty German-style food topped it off!

  • Thanks to Williamses for country fair leadership

    To the editor:

  • Check candidates’ voting records

    To the editor:

  • Look at pool facts before you leap

    To the editor:

    In response to last week’s Beacon article, “Oceanfront pools dunked in Sunset Beach,” it is truly a shame that a few ill-informed residents took the time to make a mountain out of a molehill. Throwing around wild accusations of unethical behavior by the town’s staff was totally out of order. It does pay to look and understand the facts before you leap on a matter out of sheer emotion.