Today's Opinions

  • All are entitled to have, and share, opinions

    Of all the editorials we’ve published in my time here at the Beacon taking the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to task, the only one that prompted the commissioners themselves to respond in writing is the one from May 7 condemning the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Editorial adds no value to our community

    To the editor:

    We agree with the statement in your May 7 editorial, entitled “Discrimination adds no value to community,” that the Ku Klux Klan contributes nothing to the improvement of our community. With that said, we take great exception to the remainder of your editorial, which attempts to connect two resolutions adopted by the Brunswick County Commissioners to the actions of those who recently distributed KKK fliers in Brunswick County.

  • How did Possum Drop Bill become legislative priority?

    To the editor:

    After taking time to contact elected officials in Raleigh, I received a rather curt response from Rep. Bob Steinburg’s assistant, Bethany Hudson, in Raleigh.

    Seems I dared to have an opinion on passage of the Possum Drop Bill. She declared they “brought North Carolina back from Armageddon.” Why not simply address the point of interest? Possibly, she takes lessons from Sen. Bill Rabon in how to ignore voters and boast only of your self-proclaimed importance.

  • Sunset Beach needs many improvements

    To the editor:

    In the May 21 edition of the Beacon, Susan Parker, Sunset Beach town administrator, is recommending stick-built restrooms for the Sunset Beach Park estimated to cost $150,000 to $200,000.

    She is not in favor of using portable facilities (like those) at the beach because they are not built for constant, high-volume use. At least part of the cost would be paid for with grant money. For this amount of money, I’m sure the restrooms will be quite nice — something we can all be proud of.

  • Thank you for Sunset Beach Town Park

    To the editor:

    My husband and I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon in our new park at Sunset Beach. It was a beautiful experience. We are so happy to have this special place for us to enjoy. It simply doesn’t get any better for all of us to enjoy the water, boats, scenery and fresh air.

    Thank you to all those who made it possible.

    Mim McDermott

    Sunset Beach

  • Fund our Teen Court now and in the future

    To the editor:
    Brunswick County Teen Court is a program that should be fully funded now and in the future.

  • Holden Beach must address its traffic and road problems

    To the editor:

    I am a Holden Beach property owner and do not look forward to the summer traffic, especially on Saturdays (as that is change day for house rentals) and Independence Day week. I say wake up Holden Beach and consider putting in two traffic circles: one at Exxon, Walgreens, Wings and The Barn and the second one at the end of the bridge. These are two of the places that traffic backs up, especially when going across the bridge. Traffic circles allow for traffic to continue to flow and not back up for miles. Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach have them.

  • Shame on Sunset Beach for parking ordinance

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Town Council has sunk to an all-time low. My family has been coming to Sunset since 1980. We enjoy the quietness and simplicity, but it seems town council intends to eradicate any and all vacationers and visitors. We own a home and property within town limits.

    On May 24, we drove to the beach and parked on Main Street at 9:55 a.m. We were very careful to parallel park and double-checked to make sure our tires were off the pavement. There were no cars in front or behind us and no cars beside us. We stayed on the beach until 1:50 p.m.