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Today's Opinions

  • Having an event in October or November? Let us know about it

    Fall is a time of milder temperatures, brightly colored leaves and crisp, cool nights. It’s also a time when many churches, school and civic groups plan area festivals and events.

    In celebration of these family-friendly events, this year The Brunswick Beacon is launching its first fall festival special section “Fall Into Festivals.”

  • Troubled with board's decision

    To the editor: I am troubled our school board and Superintendent Katie McGee have chosen to “protect” local schoolchildren from the president’s remarks on the importance of education.

    As the mother of four children educated in Brunswick County schools, I have tolerated comments my children heard from teachers with whom I have disagreed. Sometimes the comments involved religion, sometimes politics, sometimes they showed intolerance.

  • The Internet turns 40: Proudly celebrates by featuring itself

    So it turns out the Internet is a vain as people who Google their names—present company included. The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week by featuring itself all over, well, itself.

    It’s impossible to overlook the impact the Internet has had on most, if not all, of our daily lives, so I wanted to find more information about its birth and its life story. Hey, that’s what it’s for, right?

    Like many other modern conveniences, I’d never before wondered who created the Internet—how, when or why. I just enjoyed it.

  • Vote incumbents out

    To the editor: An election is set in November that will have an impact on the residents of Carolina Shores. I am asking the electorate to remember the attitude and arrogance of the current board of commissioners and defeat those incumbents running for re-election.

    Do not forget the activities of the past few months that at least got attention. I am sure that before the election actions will be taken to dilute the votes of those to replace those on the board.

  • Supports healthcare reform

    To the editor: I am appalled by the scare tactics being used by the opponents of healthcare reform. I would venture to guess many of those who oppose healthcare reform have health insurance provided by their employers or are fortunate enough to afford private insurance.

    Millions of people in the U.S. aren’t as lucky. I keep hearing opponents insisting that healthcare should be left up to the private sector.

  • Have you been called?

    To the editor: Have you been called? Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door (to your heart), I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Rev. 3:20.

    Have you heard His voice? Maybe you are too busy?

  • Thanks for supporting education

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of the staff of Brunswick County Schools who benefited from the numerous staff development sessions at the Virginia Williamson Event Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College this summer.

    The event center is an ideal training facility due to its location, comfort and caliber of space. The administration and staff are excellent to work with and are accommodating with the scheduling and preparation for our trainings.

  • Good luck to fire chief

    To the editor: As president of the corporation of the Piney Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for more than four years and a member of the department for 13 years, it has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work with Chief Bork.

    As we begin our search for a replacement, we, as a fire department, are reminded how much Randy has done for the department, its members and this community. The best tribute to his leadership and drive to make our department strong and active comes from the members of the department themselves.