Today's Opinions

  • Money is not the only consideration when sharing a police helicopter

    In view of the high priority challenges of crime and international terrorism facing the United States and our Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), there is far more than just money to consider in forming a proactive law enforcement partnership involving a helicopter or marine patrol operation.

  • Thanks for support of the arts

    To the editor: My name is Melanie Cusick, and I am in the seventh grade at South Brunswick Middle School. I have had the pleasure of being involved in Ms. Sarah Levin’s Camp Broadway productions at Brunswick Community College since I was in the second grade. I have also been a part of three high school plays directed by Ms. Levin.

  • Information was incomplete

    To the editor: As a resident of the town of Carolina Shores, I feel I have a responsibility to write this letter. It is, I believe, the responsibility of the newspaper serving residents in the area when writing any article, especially one that is concerning an individual’s job and career and one linked with controversy, that the newspaper print the proper information and all of the facts.

  • Leave Hewett and family alone

    To the editor: Once again I have to read another story in minute detail in the Beacon about former sheriff Ronald Hewett. When are you going to leave this man alone?

    Mr. Hewett resigned, was charged, admitted mistakes, paid a fine, went to prison and is trying to rebuild his life. Do the words compassion and privacy mean anything to you? They should. Leave the man and his family alone. Does someone on your staff have a personal ax to grind or is it just to sell papers?

  • Not a contradiction

    To the editor: The Peace Mom event at Brunswick Community College on Oct. 26 has inspired some in the community to protest the event “to show support for the troops.”

    As the mother of an active-duty soldier, I am heartened by and grateful to those who are supportive of our military and their families. I do not, however, find it a contradiction for someone to be against war while at the same time being supportive of our troops.

  • Thanks for informing residents about water problem

    To the editor: I wanted to write and thank the town of Shallotte for informing residents of Shallotte on the detection of coliform bacteria in the water. Thankfully, there were not other potentially dangerous bacteria present after further testing. It showed us that the water department is doing its job.

    Thanks to all the maintenance workers (water and sewer, landscaping, police, firemen and a Spanish translator) for handing out leaflets. These employees all need to be commended, especially Don Ervin, for an exceptional job.

  • Goodenough is steadfast

    To the editor: As a resident of Carolina Shores, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Walter Goodenough.

    You can count on Walter to be present at all of the monthly town hall meetings and workshops. He is always available to help others in our community and always willing to listen to the residents of Carolina Shores.

    If he does not know the answer to a question, he is willing to go the extra mile and find out for you. Walter is about caring and going the extra mile.

  • Restore integrity

    To the editor: The incumbent running for one of the seats on the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners, Gere Dale, has laid out his platform, and it basically consists of getting rid of Mayor Steve Selby.

    For many months now, Mr. Dale has misused so much of our town government’s resources in this quest. Does anyone know how much of our taxpayers’ money has been wasted on legal services to promote censure of Mayor Selby by the board of commissioners, as well as having the town attorney attend each board meeting?