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Today's Opinions

  • Board listens

    To the editor:
    In last week’s letters to the editor section, a letter apparently in support of Tom Puls and Gere Dale, Bob Morris requested residents remember the culvert fiasco by stating: “Have we forgotten the ‘culvert’ fiasco? Yes, elderly folks with shovels hand-digging in muddy ditches and peering into dark holes hoping the elected ones would not impose fines. Well, not knowing what to do, they gave us something to do.”

  • Taxpayer group protects itself

    To the editor:
    Our family vacationed here for several years before building a house on Sunset Beach mainland. We moved here almost 20 years ago.
    Although it may have been quaint and picturesque, the pontoon bridge was inconvenient and a hazard in an emergency. We looked forward to the new bridge, only to have it thwarted time and again by the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association trying to protect its interests. They forced delays with lawsuits and wanted to ban or restrict parking for day visitors to the island.

  • As the polls (and pols) turn: A look at the latest GOP presidential standings

    The good news is the latest numbers released at this writing (Tuesday) has my three favorite presidential candidates topping the polls, though their poll positions are not necessarily indicative of my support.

    The bad news is I really only think one candidate is truly capable of leading our country the way it needs to be led. And that person is not the one on top.

  • Early voting is here; cast your ballot

    Although Election Day is still weeks away, early voting will begin Thursday in Brunswick County.
    As in past elections, we anticipate many people will go ahead and cast their votes before Tuesday, Nov. 8.
    If you’re interested in learning where and when you can vote, check out this edition of the Beacon. You’ll find a story outlining early voting and telling you where you can go to vote.

  • Get involved

    To the editor:
    In last week’s Beacon, Marge Dale said, “The Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) unitedly have pushed this park.”
    This is untrue. CCCS has never taken a position regarding the park.
    CCCS was formed in 2009 by 98 residents of Carolina Shores who were disgusted with tactics of the board of commissioners.
    What had been competent governance had become bullying by certain commissioners.

  • Disappointed with festival entertainment

    To the editor:
    The 31st Annual Oyster Festival was blessed with perfect weather, a great turnout and a better layout than past years.
    Having said that, the entertainment was disappointing. Sea Cruz was great, but things went downhill from there.
    The audio mix for Coastline was atrocious. They started an hour late and played only an hour. Then the mystery began. We thought a band was supposed to play right after Coastline, but after another hour of downtime, a bluegrass band that had a bad mix played 15 minutes. More downtime; then Josh Kelly.

  • Vote for Tom Puls for mayor

    To the editor:
    In 2008 I volunteered to serve on the Carolina Shores Planning and Zoning Board. In January 2010 I was asked to serve as chairman of the board.
    Numerous times we were complimented for the work we had accomplished. During that time no one from the town’s staff or any board of commissioners member made any derogatory comments about us not doing our job.

  • Remember value of Election Day

    To the editor:
    There is a group in our community named Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores. They have political rallies, vote and may determine who our elected officials will be unless we decide for ourselves.
    Most came here to retire and enjoy the area. Some decided to run for office. Why not? Once elected, they knew they had to do something. That’s where we entered the picture.