• What has happened to Supply?

    To the editor:
    What has happened to Supply? I have wonderful childhood memories of this small town. Now we have some property and a temporary vacation home here, and we have been sadly hurt by the scum that now occupy this area.
    Our home has been broken into more than six (I have since lost count) times. We have been told there is a drug problem where we have a place (Little Macedonia Road). Why have authorities not taken action to get rid of this hazard?

  • Obama is best thing for USA

    To the editor:
    Ref: In response to the Ken Drennan letter in Aug. 15 edition of the Beacon.
    I’m glad the Chicago Thuggery Machine (as mentioned in your letter last week) won the White House.
    I don’t think the country could have survived another four years of Republican control. Two wars started by the Republicans, generating billions of dollars for the greedy and nothing but grief and sorrow for the families of all those brave soldiers who were killed and wounded. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

  • Curran was among the best

    To the editor:
    I was very disappointed to read in the Aug. 2 edition of the Beacon that Caroline Curran was leaving your fine staff. She was the best, in my humble opinion.
    As the late, great Edward R. Murrow used to say: “Good night, and good luck, Caroline!”
    Michael L. Bulman
    Spartanburg, S.C.

  • Sheriff’s office takeover is proving good for animal services

    It’s a completely different place.
    It’s not so sad to go there anymore.
    Even the dogs are better behaved in their kennels.
    Volunteers are making a world of difference.

    These are things people are saying about changes at the county animal shelter.
    In July, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office took over operations and renamed the agency Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.
    It was clear early on things were going to be different.

  • Thanks for helping nonprofits at concerts

    To the editor:
    Wednesday nights in Sunset Beach this summer have provided great entertainment. Music, food and dancing was brought to attendees by a group of merchants in Sunset Beach while offering six nonprofits the opportunity to introduce themselves and their cause to the community.
    Attendees have been introduced to The First Tee, Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol, American Legion, Brunswick Family Assistance, Street Reach and Paws-Ability.

  • Appalled by Senate Bill 820

    To the editor:
    I am appalled at the passage of North Carolina legislature’s Senate Bill 820 that legalizes hydro-fracking in this state. It appears this is a “done deal” for the following reasons:
    1. Ray Covington has been appointed to the “conservationist” seat on the fracking board. He owns N.C. Oil & Gas, which is bribing landowners with bonus payments and royalties if they let him drill on their land. This smacks of conflict of interest to me, as his company stands to make mega-bucks on fracking operations.

  • Put beach safety first in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Sunset Beach needs to act immediately to ensure the safety of people on the beach.
    Occasionally, emergency vehicles cannot leave over one dune and have difficulty crossing another. Disabled people using golf carts are not assured safe passage over the dunes on those accesses.
    For 10 years, the town let mountains of sand build up over the wood ramps on the emergency accesses at the east end and near the gazebo. Usage is no longer guaranteed.

  • It’s time to move away from this shame

    To the editor:
    Come Nov. 6, the congressional cones of uncertainty and silence will change with vigor. The Chicago thugs will be out on their ears to include their well-documented intimidation techniques.

  • Curran will be missed

    To the editor:
    My husband and I were sorry to read about Caroline Curran leaving the Beacon for new ventures across the river; however, all good things must end and we certainly wish her well.
    Caroline is the most professional and thorough journalist I have ever known. We always read everything she writes. Caroline stands on her principles and freedom of information laws, which are her area of expertise.

  • Sunset Beach used to be civil

    To the editor:
    For nearly 50 years, the town of Sunset Beach has had a town government and staff. During that time, town officials worked together to achieve goals.
    Certainly there must have been differences of opinion among them. There were probably even some heated discussions, but in the end, a vote was taken, a decision was made, and people put their individual differences aside to work for the good of Sunset Beach. Town officials spoke positively of Sunset Beach and supported the staff’s efforts to implement council’s decisions and goals.