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Today's Opinions

  • Still proud to be a Heel

    My kid brother, as an N.C. State grad, has no love for my alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and even less affection for its athletic teams. I’m not sure he even cheers for the Tar Heels when they play Duke.

    The other day, however, he told me he was sorry to see this year’s Carolina men’s basketball team suffer such a heartbreaking loss to Villanova in the national title game. The fact we feel the same way about this is big news, folks.

  • Town spends taxpayer money too foolishly

    To the editor:

    I have often discussed with other local friends and neighbors about the amount of money the town of Sunset Beach wastes or spends foolishly (our opinion, of course). This settlement for $190,000 is just another example.

  • Thank you, Teen Court volunteers

    To the editor:

  • Welcome local debate, not spin

    To the editor:

    There were two GOP presidents during the Franklin Roosevelt era, and there have also been two Democratic presidents during Ronald Reagan era. For better or worse, the four presidents who served in an opposing era had only modest impact on the outcomes of the dominant policies during each of the two eras.

    Last month, letters in the Beacon did not honestly portray a Reagan-era policy to explain an outcome Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders prove are unpopular.

  • Maligning the messenger

    To the editor:

    When an ill-informed liberal cannot tolerate an irrefutable political message, he resorts to maligning the messenger publicly.

    John A. Donnelly

    Carolina Shores

  • Have respect for those not transgender

    To the editor:

    A man is a man no matter what he is dressed in. This nana does not want to take her beautiful 6-year-old granddaughter to a public restroom and see a man using a urinal.

    Men molest women and children in the home and on the street. Then we go in the restroom and have to worry about getting molested in there.

    God did not make a mistake when he made man and then made woman. Please have respect for us who are not transgender.

    Bobbie DeStefano

    Holden Beach

  • Doesit matter if we sin?

    To the editor:

    Our sins do matter because they separate us from God: “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 13:11; Jeremiah 5:25). The fact God hates sin means he hates being separated from us. Sin entices us to focus on worldly pleasure to the exclusion of God’s blessings. To pursue sin is to turn one’s back on the gifts of God (Jeremiah 29:11).

  • On Campus at Brunswick Community College: Keep a little dirt under your fingernails: Horticulture, turfgrass programs at BCC

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Plants surround us — no matter where we look. We long for manicured yards, juicy produce to eat, safe expanses of green turf on which to play and stately trees to provide us shade on hot summer days. Those results do not occur simply by magic and Mother Nature; we must have skilled professionals to care for our plants.