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Today's Opinions

  • One year later: Catching up with the Real Army Wife of Brunswick County

    Last fall, the Beacon brought readers a story of a young woman preparing for the arrival of her first child. What would be a nerve-racking experience for any expecting mother was amplified by the fact that this young woman’s husband was gearing up to deploy to Afghanistan as she prepared for the baby’s arrival.

  • One year later: Catching up with the Real Army Wife of Brunswick County

    Last fall, the Beacon brought readers a story of a young woman preparing for the arrival of her first child. What would be a nerve-racking experience for any expecting mother was amplified by the fact that this young woman’s husband was gearing up to deploy to Afghanistan as she prepared for the baby’s arrival.

  • In an imperfect world, what is it we all are truly seeking?

    Writers will tell you when we are moved to write, we write—often without knowledge or understanding of a direction.
    Sometimes we write because we have to. Other times we write because we are driven to.

  • ‘No room for error’ when it comes to student safety

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden has it right. When it comes to student safety, there is no room for error.
    It’s unfortunate, however, that at least two bus drivers missed the value of this message—and may have forgotten their training—when two students were let off county buses at the wrong locations.
    Luckily for everyone involved, the students were ultimately safe, although one was injured following what the school system has called horseplay on a bus.

  • Regarding Sept. 11

    To the editor:

  • Who are officials working for?

    To the editor:
    Mayor Selby and a few of the councilpersons feel because they hold representative office, they have been given carte blanche to do with town funds anything they feel is “good” for the populous.
    In contrast, our neighbor to the south is publicizing in its local paper a public meeting asking residents to express views on building a sports/recreation area.
    We should follow suit before any more money is spent on site planning and consultation with the architects.

  • Do you want a town park?

    To the editor:
    If you live in the town of Carolina Shores, please let me know if you want the town to build a park, also referred to as an events center because checkers and bocce could be played. My email address is jo@okeefes.org. I will post lists of the counts of pros and cons on two websites: http://carolinashores.info and http://okeefes.org. I will post your message text and identity if you tell me to do so.

  • Town council epitomizes TIARTA

    To the editor:
    I have often wondered why, after being elected, intelligent citizens tend to lose their good judgment and do rather stupid things.
    The recent decision to fine residents and absentee homeowners for their inability to remove emptied trash containers from the roadway is a perfect example.
    Some of us can remember 20 years or so ago when trash was picked up from the house. It was a great service, but the town decided to eliminate this attractive service in favor of a rollaway container system.