• Where is the rule of law?

    To the editor:
    This may be the most lawless administration ever in this nation. As proof, I submit the following:
    The President takes an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” In addition, in Article II, Section 3: “…he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

  • An American, born and bred

    To the editor:

    Have heard with pride many people say,
    They love America and here will stay;
    In front of house, have a flag that flies,
    Under Carolina clear and bright blue skies.

    So this poem with you do want to share;
    Treat country and flag with so much care;
    Give them much honor and also praise;
    Even if raining or bright, sunny days.

  • Believes in term limits

    To the editor:

  • BFA director says goodbye

    To the editor:
    Well, it’s time for my journey as the Brunswick Family Assistance executive director to end, as Gene and I explore a different path.
    We won’t get caught up in tedious whys and mushy good-byes. Let’s make this about helping people who don’t know where to turn for help.

  • Thanks to emergency services

    To the editor:
    To the citizens of Brunswick County, the Brunswick EMS, Shallotte Volunteer Fire Department, Brunswick Sheriff’s Office, Autumn Care personnel, Brunswick Novant Medical Center and others I am not aware of:

  • America has a blind spot

    To the editor:
    When we go to the eye doctor, we discover that we all have a blind spot in our peripheral vision. America has a blind spot when it comes to the unborn.
    America, as a whole, is horrified when a child is abused or killed by a sex offender or serial killer. We make special laws to protect children and pedophiles are considered the lowest form of all humanity. We even prosecute those who are responsible for killing a child when causing a baby’s death while assaulting a woman who is carrying it.

  • Meeting was not meant to be public

    To the editor:
    In last week’s Beacon, I was accused of improperly closing a regularly scheduled sewer meeting to reporter Laura Lewis. The truth is the meeting in question (set up to try and resolve sewer issues for the benefit of the citizens of Sunset Beach) was not one of the scheduled advertised open meetings we have each month to keep us up on sewer progress.

  • Adoption, a special and loving experience

    To the editor:
    Most of us know about adoption or have adopted children in our own families or know of others who have adopted children. A child of adoption is special because they were chosen.
    We hear about illegal adoptions and these facts can be messy, it can be emotional. Sometimes the procedures can take forever.
    After several years of marriage and the desire for children, my husband and I looked into adoption; we preferred a baby, boy or girl. Nine months later we got a phone call from the social worker for us to meet a baby boy.  

  • Banks are killing the real estate market

    To the editor:
    I think we can all agree the mortgage lending practices of our financial institutions are at the heart of the economic problems in this country. By lending money to those not qualified to pay it back has now resulted in a market flooded with empty, bank-owned properties. They proudly publish lists of the property they now own.

  • President did what he said he couldn’t do

    To the editor: