• Sunday voting is not necessary

    To the editor:

    In North Carolina, we are blessed with an extended period of voting when compared with other states that vote only on Election Day in your precinct and another that uses only mail-in ballots.

    Brunswick County has 13 full days of early voting plus 60 days of absentee mail-in voting and 13 hours on Election Day. Our statewide election voting schedule accommodates those with schedule and transportation issues to find an easy way to exercise their solemn civic duty of voting.

  • An exercise to cope with state of politics

    To the editor:

    You’re distraught, depressed. You can’t believe what has been happening to our politics. And now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, some of the issues that are dearest to your heart are in jeopardy.

    It’s very tempting to place the blame on others: our president, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, the North Carolina congressional delegation or any number of other public figures. But that only makes you feel powerless and even more miserable.

  • County should allow Sunday voting option

    To the editor:

    At the most recent Brunswick County Board of Elections meeting, information was presented by the county elections director, Sara Knotts, regarding the numbers of voters who were able to vote because of Sunday voting in New Hanover County in the years 2016 and 2018. In 2016, 612 citizens were able to physically vote at a polling place and in 2018 there were 425.

  • Bible passages may be two sides of same coin

    To the editor:

    Much has been made of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ use of Romans 13 and its urging prayerful support for the “governing authorities.”

  • No bad dogs, only bad owners

    To the editor:

    You have to prove you can control a 2,000-pound car to legally drive. You don’t have to prove anything to own a dog.

    I have worked with dogs most of my 66 years and never had a dog I couldn’t trust around children, adults, other dogs or vehicles. I don’t use shock collars. My dogs have all been rescue or inherited large breeds, including the bad reputation pit bulls. Some older rescues have behavior problems, but it is usually solved with persistence and patience.

  • Thank you to OIB Post Office for food drive support

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to say thank you to Ocean Isle Beach Post Office for its ongoing support in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

    In 2018, BFA received 11,048 pounds of food. The food collected will help those who use BFA’s emergency food pantry during the summer months.

    We truly appreciate and value all their efforts! We could not continue to pursue our mission of helping those in need in our community without the help and kindness of people just like them.

  • Rouzer stays quiet on family separations, child detention

    To the editor:

    I’m deeply saddened by the detention and separation of innocent children from their parents at the U.S./Mexican border.

    I’m stunned by the silence of our congressional delegation, especially David Rouzer.

    Congressman, do you agree with the policy of separating little children from their parents? Do you support placing babies in cages? Where is your compassion? Where is your outrage? Have you no decency?


    Julia Snader


  • Calabash car show coverage omitted sponsor

    To the editor:

    Thanks to the Beacon for the recent coverage of the 2018 Calabash Car Show in the June 21 edition. The event was extremely successful with 113 registered judged cars, with strong competition yet friendly appreciation of other cars.

    However, it must be pointed out captions were incomplete as it only recognized two of the three organizers: the Tri-Beach Cruisers Car Club and the town of Calabash. Regretfully, it failed to acknowledge the principal sponsor for this event: the Calabash Merchants Association.

  • Supporting voter integrity

    To the editor:

    In response to last week’s letter from M. Denise Donnelly, I find said letter to be at odds with supporting voter integrity.

  • America offers horror shows on human rights

    To the editor:

    Playing now in a theater near you are three terrifying horror films: “The Invasion of the Child Snatchers,” starring President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions; “The City of the Walking Dead” with the entire Republican Congress; and “The Silence of the Evangelicals” with a cast of millions of hypocrites who espouse Christian religious values and moral standards but have mysteriously lost their voices.