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Today's Opinions

  • Doesn’t like ideas about HOAs

    To the editor:
    It is with disgust I read what Mr. Ole Madsen is doing to his “neighbors” in Oyster Harbor at Holden Beach. I am a former property/homeowner and resident of Oyster Harbor and due to personal situations, we relocated to Fort Myers, Fla., and live in a gated community, which has rules. Everyone must follow them, otherwise, don’t move into a community with an HOA.

  • It’s all a dog-and-pony show

    To the editor:
    I found the Jan. 26 Beacon article about dredging the Shallotte River very interesting and informative, even comical at times.
    If the owners of The Pointe LLC are so concerned about the condition of the Shallotte River, why would they install the docks/marina before something is done about the sandbar at the mouth of the river?

  • Reagan was a proactive visionary

    To the editor:
    I neither favor nor disfavor Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for president. I do believe, however, given the recent accounts of Gingrich’s political relationship with Ronald Reagan, that a fair and balanced understanding of any candidate’s history is necessary.
    In 1995, at the Goldwater Institute dinner honoring President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy said the following:

  • Help those less fortunate

    To the editor:
    We have had a mild winter so far, but do you remember the little cold snap back in October? That was the night I joined a few other Brunswick County citizens to participate in a homeless awareness event organized by Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) and hosted be Building HOPE Ministries on the grounds of its office site in Supply.
    It was cold! The cardboard shelter and borrowed blankets from the BFA Thrift Store offered little help, but I survived that one night, and my compassion for our homeless neighbors was increased.

  • HOAs offer good services for residents

    To the editor:
    It is unfortunate your writer Laura Lewis in her article of Jan. 29 only told one side of the story about Homeowners Associations instead of recognizing the many positive aspects HOAs do provide in communities throughout our state.
    I attended the meeting on Jan. 23 in Raleigh and provided testimony that focused on how volunteer HOA boards spent countless hours making sure that needed services are provided to residents.

  • Bye-bye Beverly: The schoolchildren thank you

    For the children. For their future.

    Like any good rank-and-file beauty queen, soon-to-be-retiring N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue said she wasn’t seeking re-election for the children. And their future.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Perdue isn’t seeking re-election because she cares too much about the schoolchildren and their future.

  • It’s good to see economic growth returning to our area

    Who would have believed when it first opened a small, rural community’s airport would grow as fast as Oak Island’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport has?
    Who would have believed  it would be one of the few area businesses robustly growing during an economic time when others are closing or struggling to stay afloat?
    Who would have believed that not only are locals and visitors using its services today but also international residents and businesspeople have grown to appreciate the quality of services provided there.

  • Loves sea turtle program

    To the editor:
    The town of Ocean Isle Beach has a real treasure with the sea turtle patrol coordinators and volunteers.
    In the last two years, I have had the pleasure of sitting on a couple of sea turtle nests on Ocean Isle Beach. The training and experience I learned from the lead coordinators, Jim and Deb Boyce, and the many other volunteers I have met has been so rewarding. Jim and Deb inspired me to become a volunteer.