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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you for supporting Lions event

    To the editor:

    The Calabash Lions Club greatly appreciates the generous support for our fundraiser, with all the money being presented to the Boys & Girls Home.

    Our third annual Benefit Ride to the Boys and Girls Home at Lake Waccamaw was a great success thanks to the community, businesses, friends and participants who generously supported the event.

  • District 17 House update

    Last week in the General Assembly, we passed a record number of bills because of the crossover deadline; we had several controversial bills, including Sunday hunting and school boards suing counties; and we had two marathon sessions, one lasting until after 2 a.m.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for two months to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.

  • If we save it, they will come

    By Camilla M. Herlevich and Dan Ryan

    Guest Columnists

     

    It’s not surprising that the most innovative tech company in the world, Apple, is shaking up the conservation community with its bold decision to invest in 36,000 acres of American forests. Apple’s news release cites a commitment to ensure a steady supply of sustainably harvested timber for its paper and packaging needs.

  • Mother’s Day memories from a lucky son

    By Mike O’Hare

    Guest Columnist

     

    Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, W.Va., had the great idea for Mother’s Day and President Woodrow Wilson established it as a national holiday in 1914. Thanks Anna, because Mother’s Day has given me some great memories.

    The day before Mother’s Day, Dad would buy a corsage for Mom to wear to church on Sunday. We’d try to hide it in the refrigerator behind something; I’m pretty sure she saw it most years but acted surprised anyhow on Sunday morning.

  • Mother’s Day memories from a lucky son

    By Mike O’Hare

    Guest Columnist

     

    Anna Jarvis, from Grafton, W.Va., had the great idea for Mother’s Day and President Woodrow Wilson established it as a national holiday in 1914. Thanks Anna, because Mother’s Day has given me some great memories.

    The day before Mother’s Day, Dad would buy a corsage for Mom to wear to church on Sunday. We’d try to hide it in the refrigerator behind something; I’m pretty sure she saw it most years but acted surprised anyhow on Sunday morning.

  • Show support for SBHS sports

    To the editor:

    South Brunswick High School’s athletics are a few steps behind the rest of the schools in Brunswick County. I’m not talking about their records, but in terms of the equipment and facilities the teams at South Brunswick have.

  • Hospitals offer no healthful vending choices

    To the editor:

    I had occasion recently to visit two area hospitals. To my dismay, but not surprise, their vending machines offered a vast selection of sugar-filled snacks, candy and sodas.

    I was hard-pressed to find a reasonably healthy choice. One machine I saw offered only sodas — no water or even healthier juice.

    Shame on these hospitals (I’m sure there are others) for not insisting on healthier choices in their vending machines. After all, they are supposed to be “health” institutions.

    Carol DeLude