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Today's Opinions

  • What about Bob?

    To the editor: Regarding Norm Harding’s editorial tribute to his best friend Bob: While I’m sorry for his loss I wonder if his “free spirit” best friend also visited my yard, depositing the results of his feedings in my flowerbeds and/or driveway.

    I also wonder if Bob parked himself by my bird feeders and birdbath much to the consternation of my feathered friends.

  • Doesn't want animal gas chamber

    To the editor: I recently attended the Brunswick County Health Department meeting to witness discussion of the recent purchase of a “refurbished” gas chamber.

    The mere word “gas chamber” angers most civilized people. After all, it has been outlawed as inhumane for the most monstrous of human criminals.

  • Vandalism at Christmas

    To the editor We would like to begin this letter by saying we are disappointed in the actions of one or more individuals that vandalized a home on Governors Road in Winnabow on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    To let those of you know a little about this particular home, every holiday of the year is celebrated with a slew of inflated yard ornaments. This family spends a great deal of time and money every year to make all of our holidays a little brighter.

  • Writer's facts are wrong

    To the editor: In last week’s Beacon, Rich Cerrato charged the old council in Sunset Beach as being arrogant in their vote to appoint Bob Bobinski as chairman of the town’s ABC Board.

    What we did was appoint the most qualified candidate after interviewing each one. Don’t believe me? Just ask the other people, including new council members who were present at the interviews.

  • Common sense, situational awareness can keep you safe for the holidays

    For many, the holiday season is a time filled with joy. From gatherings of friends and family to participation in religious and civic activities, the months of November and December provide much to do.

    But the holidays can also be an unfortunate time—a time when ne’er-do-wells are all too intent on dashing holiday spirits.

  • St. James annexation

    To the editor: It is hard to believe here in America I have to fear oppression and theft of my property rights from a local government. A government that was formed in fear they would be annexed is now in the process of performing that same atrocity on its less prosperous neighbors.

    The town that already brags they have more than $100 million in amenities feels the need to step on a handful of people who have little more than a will to fight.

  • No more public business behind closed doors

    Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said recently the town is at a point of “forgiveness and forgetfulness…We’re starting new and afresh now. Those days are behind us.”

    Seems to us those days are yet behind the folks at Carolina Shores. Their antics of discussing things in closed session that should be discussed openly continue.

  • There's still plenty of time to get involved with a local MADD chapter

    ’Tis the season for holiday festivities, parties and gift giving.

    It’s also the season for dangerous highways, as drivers who partake in libations bring the ho-ho-ho happiness of spirit consumption directly onto area roads.

    In Brunswick County, law enforcement officers stay busy year-round with traffic stops and DWI checkpoints. It only gets worse this time of year.