• Shame on you, Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    The article, “Changes afoot for Sunset Beach,” was just another lesson for the public.
    Mr. Bob Tone had been doing a good job for the last decade and his services are no longer needed? What I suggest is Mr. Tone does the following: Understand the definitions of “nepotism” and “cronyism” and obtain a copy of www.ancestry.com and start digging.

  • The Bible is not a joke

    To the editor:
    If Christians are going to use the Bible to muscle amendments to our Constitution, the citizens of North Carolina should have an opportunity to test the validity of this holy book. There are many ways to test the Bible, but I suggest we use the criteria provided within the Bible itself.

  • Do something for this county and nation

    To the editor:
    Let the property owners in Brunswick County know that when things were booming, re-evaluation in Brunswick County went up for year 2007 from 200 to 400 percent.
    Now that the U.S. is almost falling off the cliff and when property taxes are killing investors, it is time to cut the valuation down to at least what it was in 2006.
    How do you pay outrageous property taxes, insurance, utilities and repairs when you can’t rent or sell the property?

  • Marriage amendment is bullying

    To the editor:
    Society has recognized the harm done to an individual who is discriminated against and is a victim of bullying. Unfortunately, it has taken suicide of young people to awaken us to bullying’s terrible consequences.
    We have initiated programs in schools to teach tolerance and acceptance. We teach children to fight bullying and to stand up for and support each other in a positive manner. We reach out to parents to teach tolerance and compassion to children.

  • Coach gets booted from game

    To the editor:
    On May 11 last Friday night, many others and I witnessed extremely bad behavior from a grown man.
    Seven and 8-year-old girls were playing a recreational game of softball when the umpire made a call that, apparently, the coach did not like. The coach’s team, by the way, was winning by nine runs. He was ranting and raving and acting like a fool in front of many little girls, including his own daughter. He was then thrown out of the game by the umpire, and then preceded to vandalize trashcans in the parking lot. The police had to be called.

  • Mission accomplished at what cost?

    To the editor:
    As a prelude, let me state that I am an 81-year-old male, a combat veteran of the Korean War and have personal knowledge of what losing a family member to war is like.
    I recently received two phone calls from pollsters, one Republican and the other Democrat. They asked my opinion of President Obama. My reply to both was that I thought he was doing a decent job considering the brain-dead Congress he has to work with.

  • Get responsible or get fined

    To the editor:
    I read Mr. Sappenfield’s letter in the May 3 edition of the Beacon with both interest and frustration. Lock up 5-year-olds for digging holes on Sunset Beach? Of course not. I’m sure their concerned parents will fill them in before leaving.

  • Don’t take cheap shots

    To the editor:
    As the November election nears, something new has reared its not so subliminal head. Let’s call it playing the “middle” name card.
    In a letter “Long walk off short pier,” Mr. Donnelly expressed a view regarding the current president and stated, in his opinion, that he used his imperial power to fund terrorism. That is his expressed opinion and he is certainly entitled to it.

  • Focus should be on beach-goers

    To the editor:
    This is in response to the article “Changes Afoot for Sunset Beach Seasonal Patrol” in the May 3 issue of the Beacon.
    I am interested in knowing what qualifications are required when interviewing for the beach code enforcement team besides “who will work well with the public,” as mentioned in the article, or whether the candidates are retired detectives, retired police officers from other states or firemen? It sounded like a lot of jealousy and hard feelings among those hired and not rehired for another season.

  • James Collins

    James Joseph Collins, 65, of Little River, S.C., died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center.
    Services will be at a later date in New York.
    Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach, S.C.