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Today's Opinions

  • Now is the time to volunteer for your community

    Brunswick County candidate filing is under way. Monday morning there was a line of candidates at the board of elections office in Bolivia eagerly waiting to sign up for office.
    Many of those who will file between then and closing at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, will be incumbents.
    Many of these people have proven, consistently, they are tireless, dedicated public servants who are willing to put the community’s needs and well-being at the forefront of their decision-making processes.

  • Thanks, Laura, for a great story

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Laura Lewis for the wonderful article titled, “From Sunset to Siam.” It was accurate, well written and made an old guy and his family feel good about his life.
    James Williams
    Sunset Beach
     

  • Get right with God

    To the editor:
    The United States of America was founded as a Christian nation. The word “religion” used in the Constitution obviously meant “Christian religion” because the founding fathers recognized no other religion as valid. Early in our country’s history, a man could not even have public office in most states unless he was a Christian.

  • End this path of destruction

    To the editor:
    At a recent meeting, I heard that every man, women and child in this country owes $44,000 of the national debt. This truth was so heavy on my mind I had the following nightmare of a dream:
    In the mail there is a bill from China. As the senior member of my family, the bill was

  • Thanks to all who support Sunset event

    To the editor:
    An article in last week’s Beacon incorrectly quoted me when it said I indicated I had been the chairperson of the first Sunset at Sunset. I was, in fact, chairperson of the third Sunset at Sunset.
    Numerous town residents deserve the credit for the first Sunset at Sunset.

  • Carolina Shores residents deserve better

    To the editor:
    In yet another vivid example of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners acting in an arrogant and fiscally irresponsible way, they approved an expenditure of almost $21,000 of taxpayer money to resurface a road that does not need resurfacing. Moreover, the majority of residents on this street (Pinebark Court), measuring just more than a tenth of a mile in length, were not even aware the board was considering this waste of taxpayer money, and apparently none of them had even been contacted regarding this matter.

  • Beacon to honor citizens, watchdogs with Sunshine Week First Amendment award

    For journalists, our March Madness has nothing to do with college basketball and everything to do with freedom of information. Well, except for sports writers. Obviously.

    For us journalists a little more on the nerdy side, our March Madness is Sunshine Week—a week in March where we dedicate pretty much everything we do to freedom of information and the public’s right to know.

    Instead of bracketology, think FOIA-tology. Too cheesy? Sometimes I just can’t help myself.

  • Duck hunting is a sport

    To the editor:
    Duck hunting is sport for a lot of people around here, just as golf is for others.
    Yes, hunting is louder then golfing, but using guns is the only way to hunt duck, and most guns are loud.
    People have to pay for their duck stamp to hunt duck, so in my opinion, hunters have the right to hunt within the season with their loud guns anywhere hunting is permitted.
    Allen Todd
    Shallotte