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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Mystery of the Deep’

    To the editor:

    A million stars glisten upon her glassy sea, reflections of the heavens hide her deep mysteries. Her beauty allures as a mistress to her prey. Entranced if only to tip our toe into her pool of majesty. Her beauty is undeniable, we flock, we get as close as we possibly can without becoming consumed. Not yet understanding what lies beneath, and with a certain fear of all she contains.

  • R.I.P., Sunset Beach Business & Merchants Association

    To the editor:

    In 2012, the Sunset Beach Business & Merchants Association was born thanks to the efforts of Marc Kaplan, Dave Nelson, other merchants and town council’s generosity by injecting $150,000 of taxpayer funds supporting their start-up effort. Thanks to the efforts by the association and volunteers, they started the farmer’s market and PaddleFest and became financially self-sufficient.

  • We’re willing to help you help others — if you let us

    Hello again! Last week, we ran out of room for my column.

    Actually, as Beacon editor, I made the call that what other people had to say on the opinion pages of last week’s edition was more important and timelier than what I had to say.

  • Why does God hate sin?

    To the editor:

    God hates sin because it separates us from him: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 13:11; Jeremiah 5:25). The fact that God hates sin means he hates being separated from us.

  • A Nomad’s Notes: ‘Hi, I’m a journalist, I like to make a big deal about everything…’

    On Friday, Sept. 1, the Leland Police Department posted on its public official Facebook page about an incident when one of its officers parked in a handicapped spot in town without authorization to do so.

  • On Campus with BCC: Foundation celebrates 35 years of creating opportunities for students

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Brunswick Community College has a long tradition of providing quality educational opportunities for its students. The opportunities available through curriculum and continuing education programs both on-line and in the classroom at BCC allow our students to contribute to the growth and development of Brunswick County. Graduates leave our campus ready to enter the workplace or pursue further education that will benefit them individually and the community collectively as many continue to live and work in the region.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we voted on new district maps for the N.C. House and Senate, we passed an environmental package including GenX provisions and we adjourned the August special session.

  • Let voters settle tethering issue

    To the editor:

    The recent Advocates for Animal Rights (AFAR) presentation to Brunswick County commissioners called for a single change to animal welfare ordinances: restrict the chaining of dogs. This single ordinance is one more tool to law enforcement as we combat drug houses and dogfighting in our community.