Today's Opinions

  • ‘The Difference Between You and Me’

    To the editor:

    The echoes from a distant time,

    remind us of our wrong.

    A song sung simply,

    becomes more than a simply sung song.

    We wrap ourselves in a political sheet,

    right or left, where’s the middle in which we meet?

    We seek the bleak, the incomplete,

    we’re scared of revolution because we’re scared to compete.

    There’s no choice when there is no voice,

    there’s more class in an old VW than a new Rolls Royce.

  • Why go to church?

    To the editor:

    Why go to church? I have heard people say, “I don’t have to go to church. I believe you can be a good Christian without going to church.” My question to that is: “Why would a good Christian not want to go to church?” A better question might be: “How do you keep a good Christian out of church?”

    People in foreign countries walk great distances to go to church, sometimes risking their lives. Totalitarian states have tried for centuries to prevent good Christians from going to church.

  • Not sure if someone works for the Beacon? Feel free to call and ask

    It has been brought to our attention that in recent months some individuals may be misrepresenting themselves as Brunswick Beacon employees in our community.

    We have had calls indicating individuals have appeared at community events and local businesses saying they are from The Brunswick Beacon, but we do not believe they are.

    Concerned citizens have indicated there may have been people shooting photos at community sporting events improperly saying they are Brunswick Beacon employees.

  • New businesses a good sign for area

    The town of Shallotte has some good news to share—several businesses are relocating or expanding within town limits.

    In a challenging economy such as this, it’s great to see new businesses opening, especially when for far too long we have seen too many small businesses close.

    The news there will be more food and shopping choices in Brunswick County is something to be celebrated. Now, it’s time for Brunswick County citizens to help continue with this success.

  • Principal of the Year award reflective of good things at Early College High School

    Congratulations to Vicky Snyder, principal of Brunswick County Early College High School.

    Last week Snyder was among some of the best school administrators in Brunswick County nominated for the district’s Principal of the Year award. Snyder was named the winner.

    The award is an honor for Snyder, a longtime educator who has dedicated her life to teaching young people. The key to her success may be that she believes in an education team and sees the school where she works as an extension of her family.

  • Farewell, Madame Speaker. Man up, Mr. (presumptive) Speaker-Elect

    San Francisco could have represented both London and Paris in Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities” last week.

    It was the best of times as the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series title after defeating the Texas Rangers four games to one.

  • Thanks for help with walk

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, we would like to thank everyone for their monetary gifts and/or participation in the Second Annual Rae of Hope 5K Run Walk at Ocean Isle Beach on Oct. 30. 

    We had 90 participants in the run walk this year and hope to have even more next year.

  • Why do people run for office?

    To the editor:

    I would give anything to sit down with an honest politician, but the chances of that are about one in a trillion. 

    The only reason most run is for the graft and the millions of dollars in campaign funds they collect. Most have oil stock so they won’t go against the oil companies. 

    Some time ago they tried to stop the TV commercials from being so loud. It was approved. Then the politicians got paid off and it was squashed.