• Cost of health insurance affects us all

    To the editor:
    If a person goes into a grocery store and fills up his cart with groceries, can he walk out of the store without paying? If that same person goes to the hospital in need of treatment, can he leave without paying?
    When a person goes to the store and fills a cart full of broccoli, why does he have to pay? He pays because there is a government mandate, a law, which forces him to pay.
    When a person leaves a hospital without payment and the cost is passed on to others, what is that called? By definition, this is Communism.

  • Thank you for supporting marriage amendment

    To the editor:
    We would like to express our sincere thanks to Brunswick County commissioners for your recent stand on marriage and it being defined as “one man and one woman.”
    We realize our country is and has been in a moral freefall for some time. It is truly refreshing to see a group of elected officials taking a “Godly” stand for the institution of marriage.

  • Marriage should be one man, one woman

    To the editor:
    In a few weeks, North Carolina voters will have an opportunity to vote on whether a marriage should or should not be between a man and woman. When Jesus was asked questions about marriage (Mathew 19:4-6), he answered and said: “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female? For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

  • It’s a RACE to protect animals

    To the editor:
    I voice my disappointment with the Brunswick County Health Board’s recent decision to delay making a decision to turn over adoptions at animal control to the private sector through RACE (Rescue Animals Community Effort).

  • What are you hiding, councilors?

    To the editor:

  • Taylor the Duck can move in at The Farm

    To the editor:
    You can tell Taylor the Duck (Muscovy) that his relatives are all at The Farm at Brunswick in Carolina Shores. I’m sure they would love to add yet another member to their ever-expanding family here at The Farm.
    Elizabeth Scott
    Carolina Shores

  • Supports marriage amendment, not editor’s opinion

    To the editor:
    In my opinion, last week’s opinion column by editor Stacey Manning degrades and demeans the Bible, and men, especially wealthy, bald men in such a way that is divisive and sickening.

  • Thanks for Arbor Day coverage

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank the Beacon, especially Laura Lewis, for the excellent coverage of the Arbor Day celebration in Carolina Shores.
    This town has seen its share of stories in the paper that have been less than favorable over the last nine years or so, and I believe we have turned a corner as to how we will be perceived. I for one wish to thank all who have made this possible.

  • Letters have reached a new low

    To the editor:
    Letters to the Beacon critical of Sunset Beach Mayor Rich Cerrato have reached a new low.
    As a person who is handicapped, I was highly offended by the writer who said, “As mayor, he interrupts council members while they are speaking; he seems incapable of following the agenda; and it appears he cannot hear or is asleep during council discussion.”

  • Stop wasting our time and money

    To the editor:
    County commissioners, shame on you! You were not elected to put forward your personal agendas but to supervise the operation of our county government.
    At a time when we need our elected officials to be concentrating on controlling spending, creating jobs and getting people back to work, why are you wasting time and money on issues which do not fall under the job you were elected to perform?