Today's Opinions

  • Try a little respect

    To the editor:
    I am responding to Pam Silberman’s letter in last week’s Beacon.
    Ms. Silberman and Mr. Cerrato are not currently in my circle of friends. While I don’t agree with all of our elected officials nationally or locally, I do believe they deserve our respect until they do something to lose it.
    Mr. Cerrato has earned a honeymoon period. Respectful dissent is the backbone of this country. Inflammatory rhetoric is disrespectful and counter-productive to the best interests of Sunset Beach.
    Joseph Stolfi
    Sunset Beach

  • Remove Social Security cap

    To the editor:
    Why can’t we solve the issue with Social Security by removing the artificial annual contribution cap of $106,800?
    I am not saying raise the percentage, but someone like A-Rod making $25 million pays the same Social Security as someone making $106,800 annually, yet he pays his Medicare percentage up to his $25 million salary.
    Think about all the extra money we would have in Social Security without this cap.

  • Thanks from Rourk librarian

    To the editor:
    To my Rourk Branch Library family:
    Thank you so much for my surprise retirement party, hugs, cards and the many gifts that you have given me. I will miss all of you. Thank you for caring.
    Carol M. Jordan
    Rourk library

  • Thanks for tournament support

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank everyone who came out for the “Ellen Fights Like a Girl” golf tournament at the Thistle Golf Club.
    It was an overwhelming show of support that I’m sure had Ellen smiling from ear to ear.
    She passed on at the young age of 35 from breast cancer, but never gave up on herself or any of us.
    This tournament will always have a special place in the hearts of me and my two young boys, and couldn’t have happened without the help of so many.

  • Thanks for special gifts

    To the editor:
    In Sea Aire Estates, a young lady by the name of Heidi Hearrell and her daughter, Fallon Bradsher, should get a special blessing.
    Heidi works all year operating the Seafood Barn Restaurant (in Holden Beach). For about four years now, she and Fallon have spent days and hours way into the night baking cakes for the shut-ins, needy, old people and just friends.
    About two days before Christmas, they decorate a little golf cart with lights and garland and go around the Varnamtown and Holden Beach area delivering cookies.

  • Beacon has always been fair

    To the editor:
    The relationship between the press and elected officials always involves some tension. Having been an elected official for four years, and beginning my second term as a member of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen, I have witnessed first-hand how The Brunswick Beacon reports the

  • Thank you Brunswick County

    SHALLOTTE—Some local business owners want the town’s board of aldermen to show more “speed and enthusiasm” about re-opening portions of Holden Beach Road.

    At the board of aldermen’s regular December meeting, the board began a discussion but recessed until Dec. 15 to host a workshop focused on finding a more immediate solution to business owners’ needs on Business 130.

  • Time’s up, Mr. Warren

    Time’s up, commissioner Charles Warren.
    You’ve had ample time to prove you can handle your role on the county’s Department of Social Services board—a role you’ve so desperately clung to you’ve even violated the county’s code of ethics in doing so.
    You so badly wanted to prove you could helm the board as chairman you were even censured by your fellow commissioners. In fact, you couldn’t even be bothered to show up for your own censure hearing.