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Today's Opinions

  • May all your Christmases be white

    It’s Christmas time, so how about a Christmas tale?

    One of the reasons I left Florida years and years ago was to get away from the rather monotonous seasons that I grew up with.

    In Florida, the seasons aren’t based on the weather or the calendar. Instead of spring, summer, winter and fall there was allergy season, football season and spring training season.

    Oh, there is also a Christmas season.

    Throughout each of these seasons, the temperature didn’t change much, just the amount of yard work.

  • Even short stuff is subject to commentary

    When people call me short, I no longer take offense. After all, it’s a statement of fact.

    My height, officially, is 4-foot-11¾. I can’t break that 5-foot barrier without wearing shoes or at least thick socks.

  • BFA consistently generous

    To the editor:

    We like to think of the season around Christmas as one that is characterized by generosity. Today, we, the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association, would like to commend an organization whose season for generosity has been continuous for the past 33 years.

  • Thank you, Realtors association

    To the editor:

    On Thursday evening, Dec. 4, the members and staff of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors presented 87 bicycles and helmets to Brunswick Family Assistance. The value of these bikes is more than $7,500. The bicycles will be randomly distributed to eligible children participating in the annual BFA Christmas distribution program.

    This is the third year in a row the generosity of BCAR and its members will as a special type of joy for deserving children in Brunswick County.

  • Flotilla cartoon ‘ridiculous’

    To the editor:

    Shame on you, Brunswick Beacon! What in the world were you thinking when you published the ridiculous cartoon about the Ocean Isle Beach flotilla in the Dec. 4 edition?

  • Provide proof of residence to use recycle center

    To the editor:

    I am responding to the article in the Dec. 11 edition, “Recycle center permits questioned in Carolina Shores.” Not everyone who has a residence in Carolina Shores lives there full time. Their cars may be registered in the state that is their main residence.

  • Support for Sea Notes exceeds expectations

    To the editor:

    As Sea Notes Choral Society president, I have the pleasure of thanking you, our audience, for your support and generosity each season. On Dec. 4, 5 and 7, when we performed our winter concert, “Season of Love,” at Hatch Auditorium I again had that privilege. With renewed growth in Brunswick County, our Thursday and Friday evening audiences came out in record numbers. That means the world to us. You are our family, friends and neighbors, and we truly do sing for you.

  • Dumping on Carolina Shores

    To the editor:

    How lucky we are to live in Carolina Shores. If you read the Beacon, you’ll note the only problem we apparently have in the community is with the operation of the recycling center (generally known as “the dump”).

    Apart from long lines of vehicles occasionally on Persimmon Road, some people have the audacity to have more than one vehicle they use to take garbage to the dump. Pay up! You have to buy that second sticker!