Today's Opinions

  • 'Unusual' wreck is deja vu for fire crew

    It was no April Fool’s joke when firefighters with Grissettown-Longwood Fire Department were called to the scene of an “unusual” wreck last Friday morning, April 1.

    Though they’ve practiced rescues using a similar scenario with one vehicle on top of another, they can’t recall exactly when they’ve actually had to use it.

  • Students want their voices heard and take opportunity to voice opinions

    Every single decision made by members of the Brunswick County Board of Education ultimately affects students and the classroom.

    A group of five individuals makes decisions that will affect about 12,000 children, possibly double the number of parents or guardians and several thousand Brunswick County Schools employees.

  • Those who burn can threaten safety

    To the editor:

    With regard to the story “Debris burning sends firefighters into action” in the March 24 edition of The Brunswick Beacon, there are other county residents who think the following (which became law in 1982) is an anachronism that should be repealed:

  • Are we still proud of this country?

    To the editor:

    In the course of the last few days, I am amazed and disappointed with the things people are supposed to do but choose not to or don’t care. 

    Many people don’t use their signal lights when turning. Recently, I waited at an intersection for an approaching car that turned right without a signal. When he got closer, I could see he was on his cell phone with one hand and steering with the other.

  • Why not donate park land?

    To the editor:

    Every week when the Beacon comes, there is always an article about the pros and cons of having a park in Sunset Beach.

    I know I’m dreaming, but wouldn’t it be great if the two men who own the land for the park donated the land to the town? We could name the park after them and everyone could enjoy it. We just can’t afford a park at their price.

    June LeCount

    Sunset Beach



  • Increase N.C. jobs

    To the editor:

    “Jobs, jobs, jobs” was the election cry, but now it is voter identification cards.

  • Ordinary workers are under attack

    To the editor:

    Those people who are cheering as politicians go after public employees should keep in mind that these same politicians are going after Medicare welfare for the middle-class, minimum wage (needs to be eliminated), child labor laws (let families decide), taxes on the rich (unfair to successful people), school lunch programs for needy children (not our responsibility), regulations on banks (interferes with capitalism) and Social Security (smacks of socialism).

  • Enjoyed reading writer’s column

    To the editor:

    Rachel Johnson’s (Beacon staff writer) column on how to cherish moments and make memories was realistic, warm and loving. 

    Hugs help people in good and bad times; it means you care. You are my kind of lady.

    Keep on hugging and caring.

    Mary Benes

    Sunset Beach