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Today's Opinions

  • Maybe reality stars are smarter than we think

    Those of us who grew up watching singers, dancers and comedians who gave their all to entertain us on stage, television and in movies tend to complain about the lack of bona fide stars in today’s culture.

    Most of us, even though we all have a guilty pleasure or two, complain about the unfortunate rise of “reality” show celebrities who don’t seem to have much talent other than fighting with one another. It’s like watching high school with 25-year-olds or 40-year-olds, depending on which channel you prefer.

  • Trash can talk strikes nerves

    To the editor: Having attended the budget workshop meeting where the issue was raised, it was interesting to see the Beacon’s coverage of Sunset Beach’s trash cart rollback problem has struck a nerve.

    Island residents are rightfully tired of seeing a sea of empty trash carts lining the streets for days on end. To solve the problem, a town councilman thinks the town should hire someone to roll back the carts, thereby providing rental owners and their tenants with a personal valet at taxpayer expense.

  • Bill will change way of life

    To the editor: The U.S. House passing of the Cap and Trade Bill, which will change our basic way of life, should sound the alarm bells with anyone who truly loves freedom and our country.

    The bill was formulated on the premises of man-made global warming/climate change.

    This is the equivalent of charging me with murder by saying I know you are guilty; you may be guilty; I wish you were guilty; and then taking me out to hang.

    As President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

  • Still best country in the world

    To the editor: Most of us have a habit of talking to the TV when listening to the news, when in fact, we should be sending letters to our senators and governor of the state where we live.

  • Thanks for serving

    To the editor: Thank you, Mr. Watts. You got everything you wanted: mainland sewer project, boat ramp for visitors, the Regency-Towers annexed and the unnecessary second fire station at the edge of town.

  • Be considerate to wildlife

    To the editor: Last week while walking on the beach enjoying the scenery, we came upon a most unusual sight—a seagull with a hook in his tongue. Attached to the hook was a 1-ounce weight on about 2 feet of fishing line. The line, hook and weight were brand spanking new and not cut.

    We only hope the line was left around carelessly and not on purpose. We were able to catch the seagull with a butterfly net as he was not able to fly very high with the weight attached to his tongue.

  • Enjoyed fireworks display

    To the editor: I would like to express to everyone what a great fireworks display the town of Calabash had on Friday night, July 3. If you missed it, you missed a wonderful show.

    The Merchants Association, town administrator, mayor, council and all the volunteers did a job well done.

    I’m from Calabash, lived in Calabash for 40 years, and still live in Brunswick County.

  • Mobile homes will be affected

    To the editor: Could someone please give me a reason why the trailer park of Seaside Station can’t be put on a vacuum system like the islanders are going to have?

    There are about 767 mobile and/or doublewide homes going to be affected by this. The cost savings and headaches could be avoided. You have to look to the future and realize the grinder pumps are going to be a major source of problems.

    Homeowners are going to have to pay a monthly fee for costly and time-consuming repairs.