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Today's Opinions

  • Vote Harris for Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    My husband and I have been permanent voting residents of Sunset Beach since 1997. One of the first people I met at an island coffee shop 20 years ago was Jan Harris. Even back then I was impressed by her knowledge of issues facing our town.

  • Council should not tolerate bully

    To the editor:

    As my time on Sunset Beach Town Council comes to a close, I am dismayed to read Rich Cerrato’s self-titled “Tax Payers’ Digest,” recently distributed to Sunset Beach voters.

    Why I am one of the people attacked in his report is a mystery, since I am not seeking re-election. Mr. Cerrato’s digest contains dozens of errors, insinuations and statements that do not reflect the whole picture of an issue, I assume in an effort to get selected candidates elected who will support his views on town business.

  • State losing its democracy

    To the editor:

    We are losing our democracy in North Carolina. The Republican super-majority in the Statehouse is rushing to ensure that North Carolina is a one-party state. They are working to gerrymander by computer down to the last household to increase their authoritarian control of our government. The have legislated severe encroachments to the governor’s powers. They are scrapping judicial primaries to make next year’s ballot long and confusing, hoping to give GOP candidates a permanent advantage in maintaining their majority.

  • Councilman disrespects town

    To the editor:

    As a member of Sunset Beach Town Council, I’ve seen first-hand our dedicated police, fire, beach patrol, department of public works and administrative staff deal with matters that are made more complex due to our exploding summer population.

  • Vote Cranidiotis for Leland Town Council Nov. 7

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking election to Leland Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    My name is Joy Cranidiotis and I am running for Leland Town Council. As we count down the days to the Nov. 7 election, I felt it prudent to express my concerns, as well as introduce myself.

  • ‘Verify before Trusting’

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking re-election to Sunset Beach Town Council in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

  • Standing up for taxpayers

    To the editor:

    The Beacon accurately reported my frustration toward council candidate Charlie Nern on Oct. 17. After the incident, I sent an apology to my colleagues and provided a copy to the Beacon to also alert them. The newspaper’s effort to contact me before its deadline was unfortunately unsuccessful.

  • ‘Tax Payers’ Digest’ spreads misinformation

    To the editor:

    Voters in Sunset Beach were recently mailed a mélange of misinformation and bias, the “Tax Payers’ Digest,” published by town councilman Richard Cerrato. Mr. Cerrato refuses to work cooperatively with others on the council, and constantly bends facts to suit his view of town government.