Today's Opinions

  • Here's the skinny on fending off scammers

    If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. This is an old adage we seem to repeat over and over, and yet it seems to be worth repeating once more as officials from Calabash have been issuing scam alerts to area residents.

  • Justice may be closer for Jaronn

    It’s a shame most of us only got to know Jaronn Ladale McAllister because of his violent death March 1, 2012.

    The 3-year-old Shallotte boy was full of the unlimited potential all small children have, and someone cruelly robbed it from him, from us.

    It’s been a long time coming ­— far too long, some say — but at last someone is being held responsible for killing him.

  • Iler deserves re-election

    To the editor:

    I am writing to lend my support to Frank Iler in the Republican primary. I have served with Frank and have been highly impressed with his skills and ability as a legislator. Frank is a tireless worker who puts a lot of time and energy into studying each piece of legislation that comes before the House. I have been impressed with his committee work and how quickly he is able to comprehend and digest very complicated bills. When he votes, he always puts the best interest of the people first.

  • Globalization, socialism do not work in U.S.

    To the editor:

    Globalization doesn’t seem to be working out as we were told it would. The policy of taking on most countries on Earth on equal trade terms is a problem if we have one of the highest average wages and our new trade partners have much lower wages (e.g. China). Not surprising that we have shoveled trillions of dollars to China! Now, China is becoming a new superpower. Why did we do that? Anyone?

  • Thank you for Carolina Shores coverage

    To the editor:

    Thank you, Laura Lewis, for the excellent reporting in your article “Citizens nix garbage change in Carolina Shores.” We were unable to attend the meeting so we really appreciate your report.

  • Reality of heaven difficult to grasp

    To the editor:

    The apostle John saw and reported on the heavenly city.

    John witnessed that heaven (the new earth) possesses the “glory of God,” the very presence of God. Because heaven has no night and the Lord himself is the light, the sun and moon are no longer needed. The city is filled with the brilliance of costly stones and crystal clear jasper.

  • Interviewer becomes interviewee for future fellow UNC alumna

    Last month, Alina Davinson of Ocean Isle Beach asked me a series of questions about my job here at the Beacon for a newswriting class assignment at my alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is a junior minoring in journalism and mass communications. I hope my answers translated into an A-plus for her, but if her j-school professors are as tough as mine were back in the day, I know they don’t hand out good grades like candy. Based on her questions, though, I believe she’d make an outstanding journalist.

  • Settle on school start times

    To the editor:

    I just heard about the possibility of changing school start times again and wanted to share my opinion. Last year, I fought to keep the schedule as it was because it worked for most working parents, as well as the children. I even suggested that older students have the later start time because they do not require the supervision getting ready or onto a bus that young children do.