• No place to play

    To the editor:
    Holden Beach playground has been put on hold.
    I am sorry that Holden Beach residents will be without the use of this park for months. I do find it amusing that Commissioner Don Glander seemed incensed. He should remember the average citizen faces these same problems when trying to deal with regulations put in place by our city, county, state and federal governments.

  • Learn to get along

    To the editor:
    Whenever I hear a liberal, or a so-called moderate, label conservatives as obstructionists, as being uncooperative and unwilling to support progressive undertakings, I am reminded of the advice given to an elderly hospice conservative by a liberal mortician: “Why can’t you just get along?”
    John A. Donnelly
    Carolina Shores

  • Councilwoman mistaken

    To the editor:
    Please let me correct some misinformation in the Beacon about the Sunset Beach Streetscape Committee.
    Councilwoman Carol Scott said “a resident’s claim that the NCDOT would do the streetscape plan” was untrue. She is mistaken. I am that resident. I was a member of the streetscape committee, along with an N.C. Department of Transportation representative. The rep offered to have the NCDOT design staff draw up a streetscape plan.

  • Rethink Sunset Beach streetscape

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Carol Scott is misrepresenting the facts on the planned $729,000 streetscape proposal. The N.C. Department of Transportation does, in fact, landscape and maintain many of its roads in North Carolina towns. The town of Butner (where I own property) is one of them.

  • Race to the bottom

    To the editor:
    As a proud senior citizen of North Carolina, I have wanted my state to always be ranked in the Top 10 in the country and to be mentioned frequently in cable news and late-night TV shows. Unfortunately, my wish has come true in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons.

  • Path to eternity

    To the editor:
    Have you ever heard someone being referred to as a “born again” Christian? Scholar R.C. Sproul says it sounds like they stutter because what other kind of Christian is there? In John 3:3, Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

  • Voice concerns

    To the editor:
    The N.C. General Assembly froze teacher salaries for the fourth time in five years and cut $50 million from the 2013/14 K-12 education budget. North Carolina teacher salaries are $10,000 less than the national average. Lots of North Carolina’s best teachers are seeking employment in other states.

  • Volunteer at the animal shelter

    Since January, I have had the honor of being a volunteer at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services in Supply. I have seen first-hand what Sheriff John Ingram, Lt. Tommy Tolley, the shelter staff and the many volunteers are doing to help find forever homes for all of these homeless, abandoned and stray dogs and cats in Brunswick County.

  • Cycling dangers

    To the editor:
    There are many avid cyclists in Brunswick County, including year-round residents and tourists who are aware of the wonderful cycling that can occur in Brunswick and surrounding counties. Cycling does come with inherent dangers. My cycling group rides twice a week and has encountered cars trying to run us off the road, cabbages and other things tossed at us and, the reason for my letter, dogs wandering outside and unleashed by their owners.

  • Assistance on Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    This letter was sent to Rich Cerrato, mayor of Sunset Beach, relating a story about two of his beach patrol members and a beach patron to show how employees assist the public.

    Dear Mayor Cerrato:
    What do you think the odds are of one’s losing a car key on the beach at Sunset Beach? What do you think the odds are recovering a lost key on the beach at Sunset Beach? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me on Monday, July 8.  Noticing I had no pockets in my shorts, I decided to place my car key in a paper bag.