• All laws should be enforced

    To the editor:
    I read with interest the opinion page of the Thursday, July 4 edition of the Beacon.  
    Your editorial calls upon the Brunswick County Emergency Services Director to “follow the law” – or at least the law by your interpretation.
    Next to that editorial is your weekly cartoon in which you seem to mock Sunset Beach for enforcing the law against the use of fireworks. Evidently you feel you have the right to pick and choose which laws should be enforced.

  • Science provides answers

    To the editor:
    The letter to the editor in the June 27 issue of the Beacon, titled “Evidence of Evolution,” needs some clarification. The “first cell” did not pop into existence by magic, probabilities or not. Every year, science is able to provide more answers.

  • Definition of plantation

    To the editor:

  • A familiar story

    To the editor:
    Long ago in the days of the wild, wild West, Mayor Moses of Beulah Land was asked for help by the citizens of Earth City.
    A band of outlaws planned to loot the town. So Moses sent his only son, Emmanuel, to Earth City to defeat the outlaws. Unfortunately, Emmanuel died in the battle, but not before he had slain most of the outlaws single-handedly. Only because one of Earth City’s own citizens betrayed him was he killed.

  • New garbage laws

    To the editor:
    In 2007 the North Carolina Legislature and the citizens of North Carolina told the garbage industry we do not want your mega-dumps.
    The N.C. Legislature passed laws to establish health and environmental safeguards for our state. Recently, the N.C. Senate passed SB 238 (Solid Waste Management reform Act of 2013).
    Some of the changes this bill contains are:

  • Carts on Sunset Beach bridge

    To the editor:
    My question on this matter is, where are [low-speed vehicles] going once you get over the bridge?
    You can only go to Wings [and] the other shops within 100 yards of the bridge. You can’t go toward Food Lion—the speed limit is too high.
    And Councilwoman Scott, if [you] need to get your cart serviced, call the person you bought it from; he will come get it. But if you are against them why are you getting one?

  • Proud of Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sunset Beach Town Council members and township manager Gary Parker for the great job they are doing in trying to keep Sunset Beach the beautiful beach town we’ve all grown to know and love.

  • Newsletter nonsense

    To the editor:
    The following are excerpts from [Sunset Beach Mayor] Rich Cerrato’s June 2013 Taxpayers Digest (TD) in exact quotes:
    “Sunset Gate: The records indicate: Conflict of interest violations confirmed by two State Agencies.”
    What conflicts specifically, and what agencies specifically? “The town informed the LGC there are no financial records for 2008-2010. Reportedly, the issues are being investigated.” Reportedly… that’s clever wording. Furthermore, it’s not true.  

  • Power of words

    To the editor:
    As any editor, or avid reader can attest, words hold both explicit and implicit power, and I have become acutely aware of some of the word choices local developers have chosen in regard to the blossoming communities in this area. In particular, I’m struck by the decision to use the word “plantation” in the names of these primarily affluent new developments.

  • Abandoning principle

    To the editor:
    Many years ago, I sat for an interview for a teaching position at a South Jersey High School. The interview was conducted by the board of education and the superintendent of the school district.