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Today's Opinions

  • Book not read aloud

    To the editor:
    In your “Our View” editorial in the Jan. 9 edition of the Beacon concerning the book, “The Color Purple,” you mentioned “a balanced discussion by a trained educator …”
    The educator never reads the vulgar language content to the students. They are to read the book on their own, never discussing the language, only left with it in their intelligent minds.

  • Act pack of lies

    To the editor:
    Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act to find out what was in it. Now we know.
    It was sold to America with a pack of lies: You can keep your plan, your doctor and will cost you $2,500 a year less and everyone will be insured. Everyone gets one policy, just different deductibles. Gone are tailored policies to fit the needs of the individually insured.

  • True heroes

    To the editor:
    I feel that all residents would agree that Glenn Biddle and Jim Fish deserve to be awarded Brunswick County Humanitarian of the Year status for their heroic and noble deed in rescuing and saving the life of the gentleman whose car crashed and flipped into a ditch and nearly submerged in water near Ocean Isle Beach on Jan. 7.

  • County board still meets twice a month

    I recently read a story about some of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball players who had a little get together on one of their days off.

    Somebody in the group got on social media to let their followers know the teammates were hanging out together.

    Except the whole team wasn’t there. Kendrick Perkins hadn’t been invited but saw the update and from there the story took a sad turn with Perkins bemoaning being left out of the fun.

    Based on this story, I have some bad news for you Brunswick County.

  • Sometimes words are louder than actions

    Even if you don’t follow football, or even sports in general, you may have heard about the brouhaha a Seattle Seahawks player caused with his post-game comments last Sunday night.

    If you don’t follow football, or sports in general, let me briefly bring you up to speed: The Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night to face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. The game essentially ended after a Seahawks player named Richard Sherman caused an interception while covering a pass to the Niners’ Michael Crabtree.

  • Shelter Challenge

    To the editor:
    I would like to urge every animal lover to accept the Shelter Challenge at www.shelterchallenge.com.
    The next challenge started Jan. 6 and runs for about eight weeks. Simply log on to the site and vote for our local shelter, Brunswick County Animal Services. Vote each day and the shelter(s) with the most votes at the end will receive much needed cash grants, vaccinations and pet beds from GreaterGood.org.
    The last challenge gave away 429 prizes nationwide. Our shelter could certainly use all the help it can get.
    Susan Scherer

  • Un-American behavior

    o the editor:
    I’ve noticed a recent disturbing trend in policing throughout the USA. It seems that we are now accepting the “shoot first, ask questions later” mentality throughout this country and it has crept right into my back door.
    When reading the news of the tragic shooting of Keith Vidal, my wife and I both gasped in horror as we read the report given by Mark Wilsey Sr. regarding the incident.

  • Regressive tax changes

    To the editor:
    Recently, I reviewed six months of weekly newspaper (local) articles, based upon the experiences of two local politicians in the North Carolina General Assembly. The articles had a recurring theme promoting the myth that tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations would “create jobs and improve the economy.”