Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • County needs straight answer on drinking water safety

    To the editor:

    I have just written a letter to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners and the Brunswick County Public Utilities Commissioners that asks for a straightforward statement from them as to whether the drinking water in our county is safe to drink.

    We all know the horrible example of Flint, Mich., where that city’s public utility board and its elected governing board failed to alert its citizens of possible real danger in their water.

  • Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right

    Here I am (again), stuck in the middle with you (with apologies to the late Gerry Rafferty).

    So, yes, it’s true: While Halloween is my favorite holiday, I’m not only deathly allergic to raw pumpkin but I also have coulrophobia.

    And I cherish my coworkers, but not when they prey upon my fear of clowns.

    I was back in Cleveland the other weekend for my cousin’s wedding. That, coupled with the abundance of letters to the editor and guest columns we received, is why there was no column from me in last week’s edition.