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Today's Opinions

  • Congratulations to elected officials

    To the editor: Congratulations to Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough for the resounding victory as our two new Carolina Shores town commissioners.

  • Outraged by Hell House scene

    To the editor: I was outraged by the Hell House article and photograph erroneously depicting an abortion procedure in The Beacon. It was disgusting and uncalled for.

    North Carolina has the ninth highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the country, and 30 percent are repeat pregnancies. Most of these teenagers rely on public assistance to raise these children in federally funded programs. This is the “real scenario.”

  • Robbery without a gun

    To the editor: I have had auto liability insurance for more than 50 years. I have not had an accident that cost them one penny.

    Around 1960, they added uninsured motorists protection to my policy. In 1964, I asked how I could collect from uninsured insurance. They said I couldn’t. I have collision insurance so I will have to collect from it.

    About 25 years ago, they put underinsured on my policy. I asked how I could collect from it. Again, they said I couldn’t.

    Now I was paying for uninsured and underinsured and had no way to collect.

  • Carl Bazemore served Sunset Beach well

    Those who knew Carl Bazemore say he was a quiet man who got along well with others. He is noted for his public service, particularly to Sunset Beach where he served for 12 years on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    In addition to maintaining a council seat for three terms, Bazemore also served on the Brunswick Beaches Consortium and was a chair of the South Brunswick Water and Sewer Authority’s stormwater management program.

  • Program can help those out of work with training, skills

    It’s been a difficult year for some Brunswick County residents. As the economy has suffered, many people have found themselves with reduced hours or out of work altogether.

    In Brunswick County, the unemployment rate was at 10.5 percent in September, relatively unchanged from August’s rate of 10.6 percent.

    Funding for a state program, however, is helping to breathe new life into job searches and skill creation.

  • Stories online, videos, slideshows, Twitter, Facebook and more, oh my!

    Each week, The Brunswick Beacon produces a top-quality newspaper our readers have come to expect from us.

    From updates on the latest news and events, to profiles on people, places and sports, we’re doing our best to cover Brunswick County from as many local angles as we can.

    Our print product, which is in boxes and newsstands each Wednesday morning will continue to be our main focus. We want to continue to grow the size and content of the Beacon so each week you feel like you’re getting the most comprehensive news source created for Brunswick County.

  • Veterans Day every day

    To the editor: Every day should be Veterans Day.

    I am proud of my husband who is a Vietnam veteran. As we prepare for Veterans Day, I find it tragic so many of my fellow Americans view Nov. 11 as just another day off work.

    I lost friends in Vietnam and I made a vow they would never, ever be forgotten. With wars on two fronts, and the VA workload topping a million claims, it’s time for all Americans to remember the true meaning of Veterans Day.

  • 'Astro Boy' lots of fun for kids

    If you ask my 7-year-old, “Astro Boy” is the best movie ever made. I wouldn‘t go that far.

    For kids ages 7 and older, you can’t get much more exciting than this computer animated action hero story about a grieving scientist father, voiced by Nicolas Cage, who creates a robot version of his lost son.

    The robot, “Astro,” must then find his place in the world. In the process, he befriends other “orphans,” becomes a fighter and eventually, saves the world.