• Dredging deserves citizen input

    To the editor:

    I’ve enjoyed coming to Sunset Beach for over 30 years and have owned several properties on the island. Because I will soon move here permanently, I follow with great interest the shenanigans at the town council meetings.

    Despite what the mayor says, disrupting the local marshes and wetlands with dredging is not only a terrible idea but also a criminal act. These fish nurseries need to remain undisturbed if we want to keep the oceans alive.

  • Market project aims to help children

    To the editor:

    Shoppers attending the Sunset Beach Summer Market will notice that Pure Markets is now sponsoring the “Be KIND” project that will directly benefit Brunswick County schoolchildren. Items such as matted prints will be available for a donation. At last year’s Holiday Markets, $1,400 was raised during our “Giving Tree” initiative for the student fund at West Brunswick High School. Because of this success, the idea of the “Be KIND” project was initiated and will continue throughout the season.

  • Hands Across the Sand set for May 18

    To the editor:

    This is an open invitation to Brunswick County residents and visitors to participate in Hands Across the Sand, an international environmental event that will be held at all Brunswick County beaches at noon Saturday, May 18.

  • Illegal immigration rooted right here in U.S.

    To the editor:

    If folks think a wall will help think of this: You are cutting off the tail of the snake when you need to cut off its head right here. As always we’re doing things backwards.

    The next time your neighbor invites you over for coffee or wine and possibly a sandwich look out the window at their yardman mowing the lawn and cleaning the pool. When their cook gives you that drink and sandwich and doesn’t speak but little English as does their housekeeper and yardman ask why you can’t afford to have these servants.

  • BCSO Animal Protective Services

    To the editor:

    I would like to commend the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services for outstanding service.

    My husband and I have called this department several times for help with stray cats that had been injured. The receptionist and officers who responded were courteous and kind and demonstrated the utmost compassion for the animals we were helping.

  • Cerrato resignation demanded

    To the editor:

    Councilman Cerrato needs to resign as a representative of the citizens of Sunset Beach. He has demonstrated that he has deceived the people he represents and I don’t see how he can face the people after his deceitful and unethical behavior.

  • Thanks for Brown’s Landing coverage

    To the editor:

    I appreciate your coverage of locals’ favorite fishing and viewing site.

    Brown’s Landing has the perfect panorama of the Lockwood Folly Inlet with perspectives of both Oak Island and Holden Beach along the Intracoastal.

    My only complaint is that years ago the trash barrel was removed. I and many others pick up litter every visit to carry home. My suggestion is that when DOT is repairing, they or the county provide for refuse pick-up.

    Denise Donnelly


  • Please return beloved chair

    To the editor:

    On Saturday, April 20, I walked at the south end of Holden Beach around 9:30 a.m. I had the green canvas beach chair that belonged to my now deceased husband.

    I took a short walk to the mailbox and upon my return noted that someone had stolen my treasured canvas chair with a light wooden frame.

    It was a beloved chair, a part of my connection with my husband. It was made years ago and the chair and the memories it holds cannot be replaced.

    I made a report with the Holden Beach Police Department, who were helpful.

  • Bow Tie Club a school and community asset

    To the editor:

    What a wonderful article in (The Brunswick Beacon) Island Living supplement.

    Drew Jordan and his Bow Tie Club are an asset to Supply Elementary School and the community. My generation used the phrase “dress for success,” but the concept was the same.

    I hope the club expands, and it will, because these fine young men will become mentors, just as Drew has. Well done, y’all.

    Lorraine Hiester

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Brunswick County Democrats support teacher rally

    To the editor:

    On May 1, 1886, over 100 years ago, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the country walked off their jobs in support of an eight-hour workday. This courageous act marked the first May Day celebration in U.S. history, the beginning of the labor movement and the emergence of the American middle class.