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Today's Opinions

  • Add Harris to Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    I am writing to explain why I think Jan Harris is the outstanding candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council.

  • Harris can help resolve issues in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Increased taxes, efficient use of tax dollars, stormwater runoff, expensive dredging, parking, supporting merchants, Waterfront Market, outdoor concerts, town park and use of public areas, island west end ownership and development, barrier island responsibilities — these are not new issues in Sunset Beach.

    Bouncing around town council, they remain unclear and unresolved. Why? Probably because of personal agendas, lack of preparation and lack of transparency. These reasons have been pretty well documented and disputed on these pages.

  • Sunset Beach deserves sense of decorum

    To the editor:

    Earlier as Sunset Beach mayor and currently as a town councilman, Richard Cerrato has repeatedly demonstrated behavior far beneath the dignity and comportment required of a public servant.

  • Candidates’ ‘sign guy’ seeks help

    To the editor:

    I’m the sign guy for Sunset Beach Town Council candidates Charlie Nern and incumbent John Corbett and I need your help.

    In the past few weeks, a number of their signs have gone missing. I am going to need help picking up all the signs after the election, but whoever is doing this is jumping the gun a little bit. I hate to think any of the other candidates are so shallow they think this is a good campaign strategy. But what do I know? I’m just the sign guy.

  • Polluters, not ratepayers, must pay water cleanup costs

    To the editor:

    Based on numerous reverse osmosis (RO) plants in operation around the country I have researched, it appears H2GO’s operating costs are grossly underestimated and leaves me wondering how pro-RO candidates can “guarantee that there will be no rate increase” as they have stated publicly multiple times.

    The capital cost estimate has already risen more than once. Costs have not been included for backup water supply from Brunswick County if the new plant has any type of failure.

  • H2GO lacks for ‘careful planning’

    To the editor:

    I do not support H2GO’s proposed reverse osmosis plant. This is a huge investment for a small number of people.

    A more cost-effective solution covering the regional population would be much smarter. It doesn’t take much analysis to determine the financial justification is flawed. The first iteration from Raftelis concluded the least risky option was to continue buying water from Brunswick County.

  • ‘Out-of-control’ councilman should not serve Sunset Beach

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

    To the editor:

    I feel I have to respond to an Oct. 26 report in the Beacon. I am most disturbed that the reporter, Laura Lewis, did not reach out to me after Sunset Beach Town Councilman Rich Cerrato blamed me and others for his angry outburst.

  • Don’t trust Rouzer with our Medicare

    To the editor:

    We are told corporations, their founding billionaire families and key investors need an income tax cut. It seems loopholes are not enough.

    They need one so badly two extraordinary things need to be done ASAP per the budget plan our Congressman David Rouzer voted for earlier this month. President Trump asked for a tax cut, he let Congress come up with ways to pay for it, and Rouzer voted for this.

    Congress is out of money and needs to raise the debt ceiling, so where to find money to satisfy the wealthy?