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Today's Opinions

  • Commissioner says she was misrepresented

    To the editor:
    Twice recently, news articles in the Beacon have seriously misrepresented my work as a commissioner.

  • Loved story about veteran’s wedding

    To the editor:
    The pictures and article regarding Jake and Manisha Henthorn’s wedding on Ocean Isle were a treat.
    With increasing negativity about, it was truly refreshing and definitely worth a front-page placement. When so many now are asking what can my country do for me (see worthless Occupy Whatever idiots), this couple is forging their life while giving to others through their service and dedication.

  • It’s all about fiscal responsibility

    To the editor:
    Sixty percent of taxpayers supported my positions that were illustrated in the Taxpayers’ Digest, which was mailed to all voters. Taxpayers have mandated fiscal constraint, citizen participation and totally open government.

  • Remember for whom you work, elected officials

    When swearing-in ceremonies take place there will be some new—and renewed—faces in local elected
    positions.
    In four of our area towns—Shallotte, Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach—new mayors have been elected. There are also a number of new people who will serve on town boards.
    While elected officials are getting ready for new terms and soon a new year, we call upon all to learn about—and commit to—open

  • Evolution requires faith

    To the editor:
    Evolutionists believe evolution is a proven scientific fact. As such, it alone should be taught in our schools to the exclusion of creationism. The truth is evolution requires faith to be believed. Most evolutionists believe in a big bang about 18.5 billion years ago. This cannot be scientifically proven, and the belief in the presence of material to explode, appearing out of nothingness, is the kind of faith-based thinking that, they say, discredits creationism.

  • Thanks for returning pocketbook

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the gentleman who found my pocketbook in a Dollar General shopping cart in Shallotte on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and returned it to the clerk at the store. I am so grateful for your honesty. This could have been a disaster for me.
    Again, thank you so much. May God bless you.
    Fran Russell
    Shallotte Point
     

  • Great annual report

    To the editor:
    (Forwarded to Mayor Klein and all council members)
    We are writing to thank you for a great annual report. This is a great idea, and we look forward to receiving them on a regular basis.

  • What type of mayor will Cerrato be?

    To the editor:
    We have a new mayor in Sunset Beach. I wonder what kind of relationship mayor-elect Richard Cerrato will have with fellow elected officials and town staff. Cerrato is the same person who, for years, unjustly criticized town officials and staff. Cerrato has strongly suggested they are guilty of malfeasance and corruption, often making up or distorting his “facts,” telling half truths and outright lies.