Today's Opinions

  • Why use cheap, foreign labor?

    To the editor:

    Will someone get me straightened out? It seems to me that many large corporations in this country are having their products made by cheap labor in foreign countries. Then the companies donate money to the politicians who have let them get away with this practice.

    Will someone please draft a law that will tax the companies to balance out the situation? Then the American labor force can obtain jobs, and the politicians can go back after one term to jobs they were trained for, as I believe the writers of our Constitution envisioned.

  • We can’t afford McIntyre in Congress

    To the editor:

    I have noticed some of the letters in your paper commenting on what Mike McIntyre has done for his district without being specific, in most cases. I would like to list just a few.

  • What’s going on at Calabash Town Hall?

    For the eighth time in seven years Calabash is looking for a new town administrator.

    What is going on at Calabash Town Hall? And more importantly, how is the town board of commissioners affecting how its town administrators do business?

    Last year, after a lot of community push, town administrator Jeremy Cribb resigned after the board blundered and hired him even though he had lied on his resume. That resulted in changes in the town’s interview and hiring policies and procedures. 

  • Starting next week, Beacon online content will be subscription based

    You may have seen the story on the front of last week’s Brunswick Beacon.

    On Wednesday next week, the Beacon’s website, www.brunswickbeacon.com, will return to a subscription-based news and information source.

    So what does that mean to you, our loyal readers?

  • Brunswick 365 Photo Contest calls for community submissions

    Just about everyone has a camera these days, and more than likely, you’ve taken at least one picture this year.

    Did you document the rare snowfall earlier this winter? Maybe you took a photo of your favorite flower in bloom during spring. Know of the perfect beach spot to catch a sunset? Do trees change colors as crisp, fall weather approaches?

    Show us what our county looks like by entering Brunswick 365, The Brunswick Beacon’s annual photo contest.

  • ONDBEAT: Typical summer drifts into sunset

    As another summer fades gently into the horizon (we hope; one that remains relatively hurricane-free), it could go down as one in which some beachgoers just weren’t paying attention.

    Though signs are posted prominently at both ends not to use the emergency beach strand thruway in Sunset Beach, some people still did not believe and used it.

    Local emergency workers spent much of their summertime at the beach fairly amazed at the number of “illiterate” people who chose to take this path less traveled (not to mention illegal).

  • Thanks for event support

    To the editor:

    Each of the last seven years, we gather as members of the Calabash Lions Club with other clubs. This year we gathered with members of the Calabash VFW Post 7288, Calabash American Legion Post 503, Shallotte Lions Club and other neighbors to remember the almost 3,000 innocent victims that day of an act of terrorism. We stood united and waved our flags and read the names of all who were victims. 

  • Out with old

    To the editor:

    According to Ms. Altreuter, Mike McIntyre has “anxiety” about getting re-elected in “a mostly Republican state.” 

    How can this be, since a Democrat has held the office of governor since 1993 and Democrats have controlled the state senate for 100 years and have the majority in the General Assembly?