• Sunset Beach party great celebration

    To the editor:
    What a wonderful 50-year celebration the town of Sunset Beach had on the beach this past Saturday. It was nice to see all the improvements at the gazebo and to have the opportunity to enjoy such a nice meal while enjoying the crowds on such a perfect day. So glad we live here!
    Jack (Jacqueline) DeGroot   
    Sunset Beach

  • The word made the world

    To the editor:
    Jesus was referred to as the word of God and maker of all things. In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made.
    For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

  • Obama, cohorts must be held accountable

    o the editor:
    Last year during the presidential campaign, Barack Obama wanted Americans to believe that “I killed Osama, Al-Qaeda is destroyed, the war on terror is over and therefore I should be re-elected.”
    Then on Sept. 11, 2012, our embassy in Benghazi is attacked. Those on the ground reported that it was a coordinated attack with rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.
    No help was sent to those under attack. Four Americans were killed in a seven-hour firefight.

  • Commissioners deserve praise

    To the editor:
    On May 6, county commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Month. Hooray. What an outstanding group of leaders we have to recognize the importance of standing up in support of mental health when so many individuals stick their heads in the sand and are afraid to discuss the subject as taboo.

  • Science Olympiad very impressive

    o the editor:
    I want to congratulate all participants of the first annual Science Olympiad for elementary school students of Brunswick County. The event was at Cedar Grove Elementary, and they were a most gracious host.

  • Natives deserve Miss Calabash naming honors

    To the editor:
    I would like to state my opinion on the Miss Calabash article. I have worked with the Coleman family for more than 10 years, so I am very familiar with Crystal Coleman-Nixon, Shaun Hardee Bellamy and the Miss Calabash name.
    That name has been with this family for as long as I have known them. The “Mrs. Calabash” story has been published in both of these restaurants and on the backs of each food menu since before I was an employee.

  • Thank you, Calabash

    To the editor:
    Moving away from the area of Calabash after four years and living at The Farm brought many cherished memories for us; however, I now have much sadness because I lost my husband, John, on April 27.
    John loved golf and the friendships he made at the Carolina Shores Golf Course, plus the many other friends he made while living here.
    So I will be moving to Vermont where my daughter lives, and I will also be near John’s family. They live in New Hampshire where John was born on Jan. 4, 1941.

  • Answer to woes is Jesus Christ

    To the editor:
    Nuclear war, biological war, destruction of our electronic grid, economic collapse, and widespread terrorist attacks are just some of the ways widespread devastation in the U.S. is possible. Any one of these could result in martial law, gun confiscation, no food, no purified water, and no available money.

  • Beacon is wrong on voter ID

    To the editor:
    The Beacon seems to believe voter ID is not an important issue and legislators should have been spending more time on other issues instead of voter ID. I find that position disturbing.
    But even more disturbing is the reporting. How is it that you give the NAACP a voice and you don’t provide any voice from the right? The North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and the local chapter have strong views concerning the need for voter ID, including the need for photo ID.

  • Beacon, NAACP way off base

    To the editor:
    Regarding last week’s editorial, you and the NAACP are way off base. Your cavalier attitude toward assuring the authenticity of votes cast is disturbing.
    Jobs and a healthy economy are a mainstay of our society, but honest voting procedures are so basic to a democracy it’s almost criminal for you to diminish its importance.
    In the last election near Philadelphia, Pa., in a predominantly black section, about 19,000 votes cast—all for Barack Obama. Not one for Mitt Romney. No red flag. No investigation. No voter ID.