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Today's Opinions

  • If your goal is to have a college degree, don't put it off

    The girls wore white dresses under their Carolina blue gowns and gathered at the old well.

    They posed for photographs wearing mortarboards and offered each other congratulatory hugs, their families looking on.

    The young men stood near one of the residence halls. They wore dress shirts, slack and ties, and carried their gowns on racks over their shoulders. Their families followed behind.

    Two girls stood in the rose garden near the sundial. Mirror images of one another they stood in the light blue cap and gown with blonde hair blowing in the wind.

  • Community newspapers like ours are changing for the better

    The news business is evolving, and as it does, we plan to evolve with it.

    More and more people are turning to the Internet to get their news, and we’re committed to making up-the-minute news accessible to our readers on our Web site.

    You’ve probably noticed some of the many changes on our Web site in the past few months.

    The Web site has many new features, including a reader comments section, audio clips and comprehensive information on on-going stories.

    But the biggest change to the site is when we update it—when news breaks.

  • America is facing a leadership crisis

    America has come to a cross road in addressing its energy needs.

    Windmills, solar energy, hydrogen cells and corn-based fuels have been discussed as potential solutions to our energy needs.

    Environmentally friendly green energy resources are great but they offer no immediate solutions to America’s growing energy needs. The future has arrived. A failure to address the immediate energy needs of American will cause major problems.

  • Shoreline resident concerned about traffic

    To the editor: I am writing to you out of concern for the safety and well being of my neighborhood.

    I am a resident of Shoreline Drive East, Sunset Beach. I have a grave concern my street will become a major thoroughfare for the beach traffic exiting from the new bridge.

    I have examined the rendering of the new bridge and noted Shoreline Drive East has become part of the major intersection that gives access to the bridge.

  • Vote out those who raise taxes

    To the editor: I watched the results of last week’s elections with astonishment.

    The two incumbent members of the board of commissioners led the pack with votes. Tom Rabon captured 6,876 votes and May Moore was right on his heels with 6,131.

    I was astounded all these voters either have forgotten or do not care Rabon and Moore are responsible for the outlandish increase in our property taxes.

  • Find peace and strength through diversity, change

    To the editor: I am a northerner who chose to move to the South for a number of reasons. I was born and raised in New Jersey.

    The opportunity to move south went from dream stage to reality. I knew the first time I drove into Calabash and saw the lush green foliage, I had found home.

    It distresses me greatly to read so many of the ongoing battles in your editorial pages. While I greatly respect the right of others to express their opinions, the labeling, finger-pointing, and name-calling succeed at nothing. They only succeed in causing more division.

  • Thanks for keeping us informed

    To the editor: As a Christian, I know God is in control. As an American Christian, I know it is my right and privilege to vote.

    In order for my vote to line up with God’s will for leadership, I must No. 1, not be a respecter of a person (Galatians 3:26-28). No. 2, educate myself to the issues at hand (Hosea 4:6). No. 3, not be judgmental (Matthew 7:1) and No. 4 be a doer i.e. vote (James 1:22-25).

    Thank you, Brunswick Beacon, for printing the stand our candidates have on issues.

    I thank you also for continuing to keep your readers informed on a non-bias basis.

  • Good to see strong voter turnout Tuesday

    As Americans, we’re accustomed to waiting in lines. We wait in line to eat. We wait in line to shop. We wait in line to catch the bus and to pay our bills. In most cases, waiting in line is an everyday annoyance, something we deal with because we have to.

    But on Tuesday, many Brunswick County residents found a good reason to stand in line—for a chance to vote in this year’s primary election.