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Today's Opinions

  • Dale is not the way to go

    To the editor:
    During a meeting of Carolina Shores commissioners, I made a suggestion during public comment. Gere Dale also spoke and said my suggestion was ridiculous. Let me tell you (using Mr. Dale’s own words) what is ridiculous: Dale is running for commissioner again.
    The last time he served, he supported and voted to give the then-assistant town manager a contract, which residents did not want and cost the town thousands to settle.
    Dale supported and voted for a change in the form of government for the town, which residents did not want.

  • Be a part of the solution

    To the editor:
    With all the to-do about what should be done with a small area adjacent to the town hall of Carolina Shores, everyone seems to have an opinion. It amazes me that most of the people who have sent editorials to the Beacon have never taken any time to learn all of the facts, attend any meetings, and be part of the solution, not the problem.

  • Inaccurate information

    To the editor:
    I have never read an accurate word written by the CCCS except who they endorse. The worst example is Mary Pritchard’s writing last week that CCCS’ mantra is integrity/credibility/accountability and that CCCS believes making vitriolic statements about issues is non-productive and immature.
    Given members’ behavior, that is hypocritical.

  • Supports Mike Williams

    To the editor:
    On Nov. 8, I’m voting for Mike Williams for Sunset Beach Town Council.
    Mike is an experienced businessman and civic leader. Mike has spent 30 years as a resort community small businessman; he knows what it is like to meet a payroll and balance a budget. He has served on downtown redevelopment boards, tourism and travel commissions and as a chamber of commerce board member for 17 years. His professional background equals a well-qualified town council member.

  • Democracy is for sale

    To the editor:
    Democracy is for sale to the highest bidder, checks and balances are not working, and Wall Street has a powerful hand in preventing reform. People are angry. We are still waiting for Congress to tackle speculators who drive up cost of goods, strangling businesses, like the Mafia scalping at profits. If speculators are removed from the equation, utilities, transportation and goods will be subject to free markets again. This is how capitalism is supposed to work.

  • End ‘good old boy’ network

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach’s candidate for mayor, Mr. Dunlop, is without the credentials required for a serious candidate. For example, he has not lived here long enough to know the likes and dislikes of our citizens; he just registered to vote this year; in the Sea Trail Membership Directory, he lists Connecticut as his home state, along with a corresponding telephone number; his platform for enhancing Sunset Beach is flavorless, as his recipe uses the same ingredients we’ve had to digest for the last few years.

  • Supports Bill Brennan

    To the editor:
    I have known Bill Brennan since I first moved to the Village at Calabash more than 11 years ago. Bill has served our neighborhood in many ways, from working on our village newsletter, developing and managing our development’s Internet, to serving on our POA board. Bill regularly attends Carolina Shores town meetings and keeps us informed about town business via the Internet.

  • Supports Russo

    To the editor:
    I’d like to remind Carolina Shores residents there is an election Nov. 8. It may not be a national election, but it is an important election. The way our town is managed depends on who is on the board of commissioners.
    One of the candidates is John Russo, whom I heartily support. He has been a dedicated resident of the Carolina Shores POA subdivision since 1994 and active in many ways that have benefited this community and town.