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Today's Opinions

  • Responds to opinion column

    To the editor:
    As I read Caroline Curran’s comment section and her story on Mr. Warren, I wonder if she realizes what she is doing is very close to the promotion of racism.
    When you report half-truths and the ideology you have expressed in these two articles, you promote the hate and the divide in the races by what [you perceive] to be no harm but to minorities is very offensive and demeaning.

  • The Republican Party left me

    To the editor:
    In their oft-repeated quest to “take our country back,” it appears Republicans are doing just that— taking the good-ol’ U.S.A. backward by decades.
    Republican attacks on hard-fought gains in collective bargaining, education, environmental controls, immigration, financial regulation and healthcare (to name a few) are relentless and merciless.

  • Prisoner early release program needs to be eliminated

    James Stamper fatally stabbed someone 12 times.
    John Counts and John Gamble brutally murdered an 18-year-old Shallotte girl.
    Ten other men and women committed unimaginable violent murders and rapes right here in Brunswick County.
    They were all convicted.
    They were all sentenced to prison.
    And now, they are all free to live here, maybe right next door or down the street from you.

  • There are enough divisions in this county; race should not be one

    When I moved here, I heard a lot about a line that had been drawn in the community.
    You were either a true Southerner, born and bred to appreciate the simple things in life and a slower pace, like chatting with your neighbors over a glass of sweet tea while enjoying the cool coastal breeze.
    Or you were a Yankee—a Northern infiltrator who brought unappreciated wealth to a simple community, only to overrun it with gigantic houses in gated communities.
    Whoa.

  • Winning Daytime Emmy just another day of drama for Calabash restaurateurs' daughter

    She was born Laura Sisk, which is a cool name, especially the “Laura” part.

    Then she got married and became Laura Wright, the name more famously connected with Wright’s eventual stardom playing villainous Carly Corinthos-Jacks on ABC-TV’s “General Hospital.”

    On June 19, Wright won the Outstanding Lead Actress award at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas. It was her first Daytime Emmy Award.

  • We all need Jesus

    To the editor:

  • Pick another contractor next time

    To the editor:

    Smith Avenue Project Complete? (June 9 issue of the Beacon) I would hope that S.T. Wooten Corp. would forever be removed from the Brunswick County list of eligible contractors in light of this project and broken promises already evident.

  • A big spending spree

    To the editor: