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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Stepping into public office and out of the editorial pages

    I guess by now you’ve heard the news: I’ve been appointed as a new county commissioner.

    It’s not until you spend time talking with folks about the issues, research the perspectives, attend meetings, go through the mail or embrace the daunting task of reading 300-600 pages of material each month can one grasp the formidable challenge it takes to be in public office.

  • I used to fear what would happen if I didn't fill up; now I worry I can't

    The light on my car had been flashing for days. I did my best to ignore it, knowing it wouldn’t disappear for good on its own. I hoped, instead, if I parked just right on incline or maybe even an appropriate decline, it would shut off at least for a little while.

  • Fake credit cards are the latest in identity theft shenanigans

    As if there wasn’t enough corruption in the world to worry about, some dirty, underhanded criminals have come up with a new way to steal our credit card information.

    It’s called “cloning” or “skimming,” where machines are used to transfer innocent, unsuspecting, hard-working people’s account information onto fake credit cards where they can then be used at nearly any location that accepts cards.