Today's Opinions

  • What to do when life is rough

    Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to recognize the driver who ran me off U.S. 17 while I was on my way to work last Thursday.

  • Thank you for CIS golf tournament

    To the editor:

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) would like to thank, with great appreciation, the Crow Creek Women’s and Men’s Golf Association for hosting the sixth annual Crow Creek Charity Golf Tournament.

    This year’s event was a huge success, with the association raising $24,000 to provide services to the schools in Brunswick County to keep children in school and prepare them for their future.

    Over the past six years, this fundraiser has raised more than $86,000 in support of CIS and the residents of the county.

  • Big thanks for Big Toy Day supporters

    To the editor:

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island wants to extend a very special “thank you” to the many people and families of our community for their attendance and support of last Saturday’s Big Toy Day.

    Big Toy Day is designed not just as a fun family event, but also as an educational opportunity for children of Brunswick County. It provides children and adults alike the opportunity see, touch and learn about the workings of big equipment and the people who operate it.

  • Wind energy alternative makes more sense for county

    To the editor:

    For decades, I have made the beaches of Brunswick County my annual travel destination. I am drawn there time and time again because of the beauty of the coastline and the wealth of wildlife, such as the loggerhead turtles and the many species of shorebirds. Needless to say, I was shocked to read the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is willing to risk its greatest asset for seismic testing and oil exploration.

  • State budget, process an embarrassment

    To the editor:

    As a native North Carolinian and a property owner at Ocean Isle Beach, I am embarrassed and frustrated with the state budget. Our “leaders” bullied and spent $1 million extra while denying our citizens cost-of-living increases –– again.

  • Attack doesn’t reflect group’s good work

    To the editor:

    The article in last week’s edition, “Service dog blamed for attack at outdoor show,” was shocking and disturbing to me as I have dealt with Rick Kaplan and his Canine Angels and found this to be directly opposite to my experience.

  • Dashcam, body camera footage policy explained

    By Sheriff John Ingram

    Guest Columnist

    In last week’s edition of the Brunswick Beacon, the editorial board provided its view on releasing dash and body camera video footage in the wake of officer-involved shootings and alleged police brutality cases throughout our country.

  • District residents share concerns

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    After traveling across the 7th District during August, it’s clear we share many of the same concerns — especially when it comes to the Obama Administration’s so-called Iran “deal.”

    As you know, Iran has publicly stated its goals of wiping Israel from the face of the Earth while the chant “Death to America” can be heard loud and clear from its public squares. Unfortunately, it has a substantial history of actions that prove its commitment to both goals.