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Today's Opinions

  • Data support Paws-Ability’s effective work

    To the editor:

    The Beacon recently quoted Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton at the Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting: “They (Paws-Ability) turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.” It is a shame Walton spoke in such ignorance of this program.

  • Churches should be able to house those in need

    To the editor:

  • Paws-Ability’s efforts cost-effective, humane

    To the editor:

    The Beacon reported Calabash Town Commissioner Buddy Walton’s remarks at the recent Calabash Board of Commissioners’ meeting. He took issue with Paws-Ability’s request for support from the town to spay/neuter cats in the Calabash community. He was quoted as saying, “They turn 500 cats loose again to the public. They have no rabies shots and a multitude of germs in their mouth and paws. It’s a problem not only in Calabash, but the state and around the whole country.”

  • Climate change narratives dishonest, misleading

    To the editor:

  • County needs to remember homeless residents

    To the editor:

    I note the Brunswick County mission statement includes providing “... cost effective services ... to our residents.”

    The homeless are also residents. The county vision statement includes the phrase, “to provide such services with limited bureaucratic intrusion.” Finally, one of the core county values is safety. I would assume this also includes safety from natural phenomena, such as the cold weather we are now experiencing.

  • Vaccines help preserve eyesight

    To the editor:

    Why is it necessary to receive the measles vaccine? When I was just 8 months old, I had German measles and pneumonia at the same time and my temperature shot up to about 104 degrees. Doctors and others were unable to bring it down within a reasonable amount of time. The results were that it scarred the tissues in the back of my eyes, which left me with loss of vision.

    When I was about 3, my parents started taking me to eye doctors all over North Carolina, including McPherson’s in Durham, without any results or answers.

  • ONDBEAT: And the winner is ... anyone tuned to anything non-Oscars

    The only people in the universe who couldn’t find out anything about this year’s 87th Academy Awards were the (lucky) few who don’t own a functioning boob tube.

    Because judging by the play-by-play, who-wore-what on the red carpet, this event is The Most Fabulous Celebrity Kiss-Up-Fest To Air On Big Brother Screens Everywhere.

  • Thank you firefighters, public servants

    To the editor:

    I came to work on the coldest morning of the year, only to see from a distance flashing lights in our parking lot and what appeared to be a Sunset Beach fire truck. As I approached, I wondered, “Oh no, hope our building is all right.”