• What’s the distinction?

    To the editor:
    Last week, food safety officials in the United Kingdom, France and Sweden found traces of horse meat in ground beef sold across Europe. Massive recalls and lawsuits are ensuing.
    Can it happen here? Horse slaughter for human consumption was banned in the United States between 2007 and 2011. Now a New Mexico slaughterhouse is getting approved by U.S. authorities to slaughter horses for human consumption, and a Philadelphia restaurant has already announced plans to serve horse meat.

  • Displays of arrogance

    To the editor:
    The Oscars, Fallon and Letterman shows. Might Ringling Brothers Circus be their next display?
    The Obamas detest the White House and Oval Office. And here’s why. These settings represent the historically respected images of the freest, most important, powerful and benevolent country in the history of the world, which from the Obamas’ perspective represent rather the pinnacle of America’s racial bias and international exploitation.

  • What’s so great about this generation?

    To the editor:
    One generation after the “Greatest Generation,” this generation has forgotten all the lessons and examples of the Founding Fathers and more than two centuries of tradition. As we were the shining examples for the rest of humanity.
    Since the financial implosion of 2007, several trillion dollars have suddenly, almost magically, disappeared from the global economy.

  • Don’t help puppy mills

    To the editor:
    The most recent puppy mill bust in Sampson County last week was the 13th puppy mill bust in North Carolina since June 2010.
    There were 60 dogs in this mill the day of the bust. Three days earlier, an HSUS inspector found more than 250 dogs there in deplorable conditions.
    What happened to the nearly 200 dogs that disappeared from this puppy mill in three days?
    You can be sure they will be for sale somewhere soon. Internet, Facebook, Craigslist—the avenues to sell a dog are endless with this inhumane, disgusting trade.

  • Celebration is too pricey

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach is spending up to $35,000 of taxpayers’ money to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is a lot of money.
    Many of the projects residents request are turned down because they cost taxpayer dollars. However, spending $35,000 seems insignificant to council members who want to host, during an election year, the best celebration they can come up with, with our dollars. It’s nice to have a piggy bank.
    The most egregious of these expenditures is about $18,000 being spent on the “free dinner” for 600 people.

  • Thank you for stirring patriotism

    To the editor:
    When driving east toward Wilmington, crossing the Brunswick River Bridge, one cannot help noticing “Old Glory,” moored deeply in the river’s edge, standing proudly and flying in the breeze.
    Kudos and a great big “thank you” to whomever took the time and made the effort. What a great reminder of our freedoms and the lives lost since our flag’s inception in 1775. God bless the people who undertook this, and God bless America.
    The Yadah, Yadah
    Prayer and Bible Group

  • The fall of American society

    To the editor:
    This nation is mired in political deadlock where confidence has given way to contentious discourse.
    Views emerge as to where fault lies. Some feel we are victim to a demographic transformation with so many views that do not allow a consensus. Others feel the problem is differences between youngsters and elders.
    The issue relating to gun control is so divisive that seemingly no consensus can emerge.

  • Welcome to our beautiful town

    To the editor:
    Last summer, people drove up Sunset Beach’s Mannon C. Gore Bridge and looked in awe at the vista—the ocean emerging in front of them, boats sailing down the Intracoastal, marsh grasses waving, shore birds—an awe-inspiring sight.
    Unfortunately, before visitors reached the apex of the bridge, they had to look at trash-strewn, shoulder-height weeds, uncut grass, unused town equipment and an unkempt parking lot, certainly not an impression we want people to have of Sunset Beach.

  • Come help CIS

    To the editor:
    Finding time to add one more thing to our busy lives these days seems to be a hard task to do; however, the benefits of volunteering provide great rewards to you and your community. Volunteering is good for your mind and body. It connects you with others, which helps create new friendships and contacts.
    Volunteering increases self-confidence, helps you stay mentally and physically healthy, and may lead to a job or new career.

  • Down Home Has to Be Here

    To the editor:
    Down home is where The Brunswick Beacon has to be
    So it will be attractive to both you and me.
    With our area we all do want to identify
    So people will stop here and not pass us by.

    Title could be called “Home Has to Be Here”
    And beside you, Brunswick Beacon is near
    About local area and nothing will it miss.
    Can settle back and start to reminisce.
    You may be related to soldier of Civil War
    Fought at Fort Fisher near some sandy shore.