• Thank you to all WBHS evacuation shelter staff

    To the editor:

    With the approach of Hurricane Florence, I remembered what happened with Hurricane Matthew when people who evacuated couldn’t get back home. I decided to go by myself to the West Brunswick High School evacuation shelter. It was a very impressive experience.

  • Editor’s note on candidate’s letter deceptive

    To the editor:

    The Sept. 13, edition of the Beacon included ‘Editor’s notes’ following a letter written by candidate Marilyn Priddy and another written by her husband Rob Priddy.

    The editor’s notes refer to Mrs. Priddy as “running against incumbent Republican Marty Cooke for the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat as a candidate unaffiliated with a political party.” This is deceptive and a disservice to Brunswick County voters.

  • Actions speak much louder than words

    To the editor:

    In response to the recent letter to the editor, “Words matter,” I would agree Trump does not always act presidential with his tweets and public statements. The writer failed to mention the Democratic leadership has been just as vitriolic if not more so. A return to civility on all sides would be welcomed.

  • Incumbent commissioners making our county great

    I recently retired and moved to the Brunswick County area. As I read local papers, I can’t help but notice some Democrats criticizing Republican candidates for not participating at public forums where both Democrat and Republican candidates were invited. Not knowing the facts, I was curious as to why any politician would be a no-show, thus risking criticism from their opponents.

  • Vote no on proposed constitutional amendments

    Editor’s note: The writer is the Democratic candidate running against Republican incumbent Charlie Miller for the Brunswick County Board of Education’s District 3 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

    To the editor:

    Fifty years ago, my wife and I would play Monopoly each Friday night with another newlywed couple. It was a mystery why he was always winning until his wife admitted he was cheating by setting his own rules.

  • BFA thanks Landfall Foundation

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to extend its sincere gratitude to the Landfall Foundation for awarding BFA a $6,000 grant. The Landfall Foundation’s generous gift will have a major impact on helping BFA in a great time of need.

    On behalf of BFA, thank you for helping us make a positive difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to reaching our goals of helping our neighbors in need.

    Thank you again for your generosity and support!


    Stephanie Bowen, BFA executive director

  • Understand our system of law

    To the editor:

    Ed Beckley wrote in his letter published Aug. 30 that Roe v. Wade couldn’t be “undone” unless Congress writes a new law that overrules it. Wrong! Roe was founded on the constitutional right of privacy, a right first recognized in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) that legalized married couples’ access to birth control.

  • Candidates should engage voting public before election

    To the editor:

    Last Saturday, after several hours of attempting to register voters and provide nonpartisan information regarding the upcoming election, I dashed over to N.C. Rep. Frank Iler’s Shallotte office to voice a transportation safety concern (the need for dedicated bicycle lanes) and also to find out why some candidates declined and/or didn’t respond to an invitation to participate in pre-election public forums.

  • Refusal to participate in LWV forums deprives voters

    To the editor:

    The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan advocate for educating voters on issues and getting out the vote for 95 years, historically has sponsored debates and forums for the major political parties.

    These election-related events help educate the voters on current issues driving the campaigns of the individuals who are running for office.

    The format of these forums and debates provide a level adoption of nonpartisan, objective, and understandable written criteria for candidate inclusion.

  • Brennan a case in point for national security clearance

    To the editor: