• 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.

  • Thanks for help with golf event

    To the editor:
    Paws-Ability recently had its Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National in Brunswick Forest. Some 178 people participated in an event that raised funds to support animal-related programs that make a difference in Brunswick County.
    We would like to thank sponsors, golfers, dinner guests, volunteers and donors for this event. Without the support of our community, we could not continue to move forward with these programs.

  • Cast the right stones

    To the editor:
    Five years ago, we moved here from “up North.” All moves to a new venue require some adjustments, and we were excited to see what Brunswick County had to offer.
    Wow! We were impressed with the independence of the folk we saw and read about; like being independent and therefore supporting anything that would get government off our backs.

  • Focus on fishing, not holes

    To the editor:
    I read the article about holes on the beach. What is the committee at Sunset Beach trying to do? Are you going to lock up a 5-year-old for digging holes?
    Stop worrying about the holes and do something about these people fishing from the surf. Several times last year my wife and I watched while these fisherman would cast their lines right in the middle of kids playing and not think a thing about it. My granddaughter was in the surf last year and got a hook in her leg thanks to these people.

  • Supports Frank Williams in primary

    To the editor:
    On May 8, we will select candidates who will be on the ballot this November.
    Frank Williams is the right choice for Brunswick County commissioner from District 5. I’ve known Frank for several years, and he is a sharp, intelligent leader who will do his homework and make smart decisions on our behalf. Frank is a Brunswick County native, small business owner and proven conservative.
    It is time for some new faces in our county’s leadership, and Frank is exactly the kind of fresh voice we need.