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Today's Opinions

  • Garbage-line delay raises a stink in Carolina Shores

    You know the Thanksgiving holiday is over when:

    1. The turkey platter is picked clean.
    2. Garbage and weekend yard-debris bags are full and piling up.
    3. The traffic line at the Carolina Shores recycle center is backed up Monday morning with residents waiting to dispose of those aforementioned bags.

    This is not a multiple-choice quiz. All of the above is correct.

  • Students’ concert, supporters merit thanks

    To the editor;

    I want to congratulate all of the students who were chosen to participate in the honor chorus concert Nov. 2 at Brunswick Community College and to those of you who sing and weren’t chosen.

  • Pruden’s ouster the work of mules, not thoroughbreds

    To the editor:

    Allow me to express my reaction to the dismissal of Ed Pruden as superintendent of Brunswick County Schools. Big mistake … terrible decision. What gives me the right to express my opinion to the mishandling of this situation? I believe there are two reasons that explain my right and opportunity to question this decision. First reason is my academic background and the second is my acquaintance with Pruden.

  • Shine light on school activities

    To the editor:

    Recent articles in the Beacon on education, local schools and the board of education meetings offered the community important facts that affect our most important asset: our children.

    In many cases, if not for the reporting by the Beacon staff, parents, grandparents and others would not be aware of these issues. Thank you for keeping a watchful eye for your readers.

  • Pray for our military, our nation’s healing

    To the editor:

    During this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we pray for all the members of our armed forces, many of whom are serving far from home, away from their families.

    May the spirit of God comfort them and their loved ones. May they continually know angelic protection. We pray they be filled with supernatural joy and thanks.

    Let our loving prayers especially reach out to our wounded warriors and their families as they journey toward restoration and healing. May there be provision for all of their needs.

  • Brunswick Big Band gives much back

    To the editor:

    I hope you were one of the people at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.

    If you weren’t, you missed out on a wonderful Christmas present given by the Brunswick Big Band. It was a free concert of Christmas music set in big band style and a visit from Santa during the last piece of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

  • Business, a needed break and busy-ness

    Last week, I asked readers to share what types of retail businesses they’d like to see here in Brunswick County that don’t already exist. My list includes Target; menswear, sportswear and plus-sized women’s clothing stores; a lingerie shop that carries a variety of sizes and foundations and caters to women who have had mastectomies and breast reconstruction; a fine wine and beer shop; and a sporting goods store.

    Among the other suggestions I received are:

    ·      A toy store

  • All veterans deserve dignity; putting ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving

    To the editor:

    After the Veterans Day celebrations are over, most of us drive to our homes and snooze in our comfortable beds. The homes of some of our veteran friends on the streets look different. They may be more temporary or less sustainable. They may not provide necessary protection from the elements. They might not even be there when they return.