Today's Opinions

  • Power to stop animal cruelty

    To the editor: I recently read about an unspeakable tragedy that was just narrowly averted because of the courageous action of just one person. Starving horses were wasting away in a field while their owners consistently failed to provide food, water or basic veterinary care.

    The horses ate bark off of trees in a desperate attempt to stave off their hunger but it wasn’t enough—they were slowly dying.

  • Congratulations to All-Stars

    To the editor: Congratulations to the Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball 10 and under All-Stars team for their outstanding performance and second-place finish in the District 5 Championship Tournament which began Friday night, July 3, and ended in a heart-wrenching 15-13 game against Leland on Wednesday night, July 8.

    Thank you, boys, for an awesome all-star season and for playing to the best of your ability. Your talent and effort is to be commended. Truly all of you are all-stars through and through.

  • How did Jackson become an icon?

    To the editor: After dodging the relentless headlines offering tribute to Michael Jackson, no small task, I am beginning to get a glimpse of what I believe is why our country is where it is today. Too much of the public has taken a controversial entertainer with a flair for poor behavior, bad personal choices, no usable values and ethics and turned him into an icon of our times.

  • Doesn't want to pay for safety class

    To the editor: Re: the July editorial on boat safety:

    I find the idea of taking $30-$40 out of the pockets of the people of North Carolina is just a tax drive by the North Carolina General Assembly to draw more taxes from people and God knows who else will have to pay to operate a 10 horsepower boat in the Atlantic waterways.

    Why should we have to shell out of our Social Security and little income money to learn how to operate a boat safely? We have always known how to do that.

    Big politics are always thinking of how to get our money on one pretext or another.

  • Healthcare plan is not the answer

    To the editor: While many agree healthcare needs reform, the House Democrat plan is not the way to go.

    Like Stimulus and Cap and Trade before, we are being asked trust and speed this legislation without understanding its full impact.

    This bill forces all people into the government plan by banning enrollment in private plans; leave a job –and you must enroll in the government plan.

    This puts all 1,300 private healthcare companies out of business.

  • Doesn't want government-sponsored healthcare

    To the editor: Government-sponsored healthcare—is it good or bad? Depends on which side of the fence you sit.

    Some healthcare, I suppose, is better than no health coverage. For those of us who have private health insurance, we will be kissing private insurance goodbye. Blue Cross in the long term cannot compete with a government-sponsored insurance program; it will be only a matter of time before they go out of business.

    The service you will receive under our government-sponsored health program will be unacceptable to those who have had private insurance.

  • Responds to healthcare letter

    To the editor: A recent letter in the Brunswick Beacon alluded to the writer’s impression that most of the people against the Obama power grab/ healthcare scheme were those on Medicare, seeing that as ironic.

    Why? People on Medicare tend to be a little older and wiser and not impressed by the fawning mainstream media acting as Obama cheerleaders instead of performing their role as a watchdog on a runaway government.

  • Doesn't think superintendent is doing a good job

    To the editor: Concerning the grievance regarding superintendent, Katie McGee: People of this county, here we go again. This superintendent is not doing a good job for Brunswick County children.

    I wonder how much money she is spending this time because paying for an attorney is by the hour and there have already been two days of hearings, not to mention the preparation time she used.