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Today's Opinions

  • Maybe residents don’t want park

    To the editor:

    In last week’s Beacon, Sunset Beach councilman DeVita shared his position that tax dollars should be spent to purchase land for a park. Previously, councilwoman [Karen] Joseph spoke of her “vision” as if she were prescient as to the desires of the residents. Now, as elected officials, isn’t it time that they gave the taxpayers a vehicle to voice their opinions?

  • Supports Wilson for clerk of court

    To the editor:

    Let me tell you something about Cheryl Cheers Wilson, our clerk of superior court. She graduated from Shallotte High School and attended Southeastern Community College where she was an A student. She has 29 years of experience in the legal field, nine years as a legal secretary, 16 years as a magistrate judge and four years as clerk of courts.

  • Thank you, Mike McIntyre

    To the editor:

    For Rep. Mike McIntyre: Thank you for caring and helping veterans. I fought the VA for 12 years with no results. I contacted your office and you and your staff were instrumental in keeping a check on my case and to keep me informed that someone was trying to help. With your help my case got to where it needed to go and to be seen. I finally got a ruling on my case and won.

    Thank you for your staff and your willingness to help veterans.

    A.V. Barrington

  • The irony of the Glenn Beck rally

    To the editor:

    Did anyone besides me note the irony in the Beacon snapshots of attendees at the recent Glenn Beck rally in Washington, D.C., held at the same site and on the same day as Martin Luther King’s historic Freedom March? I could have been one of those lily-white people pictured since there was not a single person of color in evidence.

  • Pantano is not the right choice

    To the editor:

    While I am not pleased at how U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre voted on the healthcare bill, I am absolutely horrified at the conduct of Ilario Pantano, his opponent in the November election.

    When Mr. Pantano was a Marine in Iraq in 2003, he shot two civilian men while holding them so they and their car, empty of any weapons, could be searched.

  • We’re looking for an energetic, highly motivated staff writer to join our team

    We’ve had some changes in our newsroom recently and now we’re looking for a staff writer and photographer to join our team.

    As our readers are aware, we’re a diverse newspaper and we’re looking for a person with diverse writing and photography skills and a variety of interests in things happening in Brunswick County.

    We’re looking for someone who has a journalism degree or related career experience. 

  • Vote ‘yes’ on ballot to ban felons from serving as sheriffs

    This one is a no-brainer. 

    On Nov. 2, voters will be faced with some tough decisions when they select their elected officials—from the county commissioners chamber in Bolivia to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

    There will also be a constitutional amendment to the North Carolina Constitution on the ballot, and we say it will be the easiest choice you’ll have to make that Tuesday. 

  • Sept. 11 documentaries important part of history

    In a few decades, it’s going to be one of the most asked questions of my generation—Where were you on 9/11?

    I was a senior in high school, getting ready for school on a late-start school day. The rest of the school was taking state-mandated tests from which the seniors were exempt. So I was at home, watching “The Golden Girls”—those who know me can testify my lifelong addiction to that show—when my mom called me from work and told me to turn on the news.