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Today's Opinions

  • All we need is a simple place

    To the editor:
    This letter is in response to the two letters regarding a proposal before Carolina Shores Board commissioners for a town “park.” The original proposal was for a “town event facility,” where all citizens of the town could come together, perhaps for an Arbor Day event, a town picnic, or to listen to live music on summer evenings.

  • Election-and-issues season kicks off in southern Brunswick

    It’s that time of year again. You can feel it in the air.

    The summer array of vacationers has retreated farther inland, and local voters and candidates are starting to huddle closer together, mapping their strategy.

    The seasonal transition into fall always brings a timely kickoff into the upcoming election season, too.

    It started early in Carolina Shores, where the Concerned Citizens staged private interview sessions last month with candidates for mayor and town commissioners.

  • Commission did an injustice to citizens by neglecting recommendations for local board positions

    Maybe Brunswick County Social Services board chairman Charles Warren and members of the North Carolina Social Services Commission are getting their cues from the same place.
    And apparently it’s a place where no one feels input from the county’s governing elected body—Brunswick County Board of Commissioners—matters much.
    Last Tuesday county commissioners voted in majority to send recommendations for Dean Walters and Sue Carroll to the commission for two vacant positions on the local DSS board.

  • Can you trust officials’ comments?

    To the editor:
    The damage wrought by Irene on the southeastern counties is of great cost and consequences, but that was not the case in Brunswick County. Friday morning before the storm, the town of Holden Beach sent official advisors door-to-door with calculated misinformation.

  • Board supports candidates

    To the editor:
    Members of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) met on Aug. 18 with the declared candidates for our board of commissioners’ and the mayoral seat. A week earlier, pre-submitted questions were given to each candidate, asking them to discuss issues facing the town. After their presentations, members of CCCS discussed the candidate’s positions on issues and their public records and then voted for the candidates we wanted to endorse. Unfortunately, we neglected to inform those not selected. We apologize for that omission.

  • Attire was to celebrate women

    To the editor:
    This is to all the people who think they are judge, jury and prosecutor, as well as mind readers.
    Do you know the woman who was dressed as a maid at the opening of “The Help?”
    I do. She is one of the most supportive, helpful, giving people on this planet.

  • Are the Keystone Kops running town?

    To the editor:
    Are the Keystone Kops running Carolina Shores? That is the impression many outsiders have after reading recent articles in the Beacon.

  • Survey community about needs

    To the editor:
    A teacher friend of mine recently said that he wished the administrators would spend less on new-fangled curriculum changes that show others they’re doing something and more on what is sorely needed...like books and materials for the students. The same seems to be true in Carolina Shores.