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Today's Opinions

  • Teachers do a good job

    To the editor: My name is Jennifer Smith, and my daughter Caroline Smith goes to Waccamaw Elementary.

    Over the past year, we have all heard the negative stories about the public school system and teacher’s conduct. However, I just wanted to remind everyone there are still good teachers in the public school system.

    My daughter is in Mrs. Raynor’s and Mrs. Jenrette’s room. This year they have taken a very shy child and are helping her to become outgoing.

  • Surveillance not a civil rights issue

    To the editor: It appears Carol Trapani has been reincarnated as Renee Sloan.

    The terrorist phone surveillance program does not violate the civil rights of American citizens.

    Monitoring foreign incoming calls from certain regions of the world is within the boundaries of the Patriot Act and necessary for Homeland Security.

    I don’t believe Ms. Sloan has her facts correct, and her comments sound like “rhetoric from a far left kook.”

  • Cartoon was offensive

    To the editor: Shame, shame on you for publishing that awful political cartoon on page 6A (last week.) The cartoon was ugly and offensive.

    Let me remind you Hillary Clinton is our former First Lady, and this is no way to picture her regardless of your political affiliation.

    Furthermore, Hillary Clinton is not out of the running yet.

  • Good luck, Doug

    Change is often difficult. It’s especially hard when you have to tell someone you care about goodbye. It’s even harder when that person is someone you have grown to respect and admire.

    Such is the case this week as the staff at The Brunswick Beacon prepares to say farewell to a community icon—sports editor Doug Rutter.

  • Cold season ain't what it used to be

    The old cold and flu season used to mean a case of the sniffles, maybe a cold here or there, and every few years an unfortunate bout with bronchitis.

    After marriage, my husband quickly informed me that, during sickness, leaving any tissues lying around the house was not healthy for him and was quite unattractive to look at. So I adjusted, making sure I had trash cans close to wherever I happened to be convalescing.

  • Responses now being taken at www.brunswickbeacon.com

    Each week the Beacon’s editorial pages are full of thoughtful, engaging letters from readers who care about what’s going on in Brunswick County. We enjoy these letters and hope the trend will continue. We’re always looking for your opinions on the issues we cover and feedback on the job we’re doing—both good and bad.

    While we’re not looking to change the way we handle letters to the editor, we’re now offering readers a new way to respond to stories that appear in the Beacon.

  • Even adults need to be reminded to watch their Ps and Qs

    Everyone knows “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”

    And even though most of us learn this at a young age, it’s always a nice reminder this applies to everyone — not just children.

    In this issue of the Beacon, you’ll read how one set of parents met with several teachers and administrators of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School regarding a disciplinary issue with their son.

  • Learn everything you can about candidates

    A few months ago it seemed as if North Carolina’s primaries were ages away, but now the big day appears to be closing in on us quickly.

    We still have two months before the May 6 primaries, but with such a loaded primary ticket, it’s more important than ever to soak in all of what the candidates have to say.

    But you won’t learn about any of the candidates that will shape the future of Brunswick County on CNN, Fox News or Saturday Night Live.