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Letters

  • Cerrato eviction unjustified

    To the editor:

    Reading the latest Brunswick Beacon article on Sunset Beach and also Sunset Beach home owner Ted Janes’ letter to the editor, it sounds like the acting mayor, Mark Benton, exceeded his authority by evicting a seated council member, Rich Cerrato, from a council meeting for no apparent reasonable cause. Acting Mayor Pro Tem Benton seems to have personally simply not wanted to hear the council member.

  • Lack of respect exemplified in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Why does Sunset Beach Town Council “kick the can down the road?”

    Six elected officials would have to come with open minds, not with minds already made up on their position for an issue. This is especially true in executive session. They would have to have facts, not opinions stated as facts.

  • Rio Grande Over All the Land

    To the editor:

    Much regarding Rio Grande never knew about,

    And yet still, things about it do remain in doubt;

    A rushing river which flows around every bend,

    Until Pacific Ocean is where it will have to end.

    Went on walk along it and saw windblown sand;

    Out of sight it ran and would continually expand;

    Had to ride over surface in motorized vehicles;

    Then others braved trip by using their bicycles.

  • Marvelous Brown’s Landing coverage brings results

    To the editor:

    I want to offer kudos and accolades of the first order to the Brunswick Beacon publisher Angie Sutton and staff writer Sharon Chance. They accomplished a much-needed feat regarding the repairs to Brown’s Landing.

    I approached Ms. Sutton in January with pictures and comments regarding the appalling state of the area. She immediately assigned Ms. Chance to investigate the issue. First, a marvelous history of Brown’s Landing was published followed by two follow-ups regarding the progress.

  • Tidal planning a way of life

    To the editor and Sunset Beach Town Council:

    Boaters on Blaine Creek can’t use their boats at low tide. I can’t even get through Blaine Creek on my kayak at low tide!

    Since the boaters on Blaine Creek must plan their activities around the tides, why shouldn’t boaters on the canal bay area and south Jinks Creek do the same? 

  • Blame the Sunset Beach bully pulpit

    To the editor:

    Councilman Benton’s angry snap decision to have me removed from yet another council meeting is an example of the bullying behavior he uses to intimidate anyone who questions his unsubstantiated, summary “I” statements and opinions.

    The Beacon has reported other victims: former Mayor Dr. Weiss, councilwoman Harris and Dr. Hilderman. 

    Mr. Benton has created the schoolyard environment of a bully who controls debate by truncating, reframing or summarizing when his personal view is questioned or opposed. 

  • Pray for another Great Awakening

    To the editor:

    During an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cautioned the audience that climate change would “destroy the planet” by the year 2031 if people fail to address a generational challenge she likened to “World War II.”

    I agree that our planet or at least our country could be destroyed, but not because we did not give up air travel, cars, eating hamburgers or preventing cow flatulence.

  • Mardi Gras 4 Paws puts on the dog

    To the editor:

    Paws-Ability hosted its annual Mardi Gras 4 Paws event on March 5 at Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille.

    This popular event brings in Fat Tuesday in style with a sold-out party each year. Attendees arrive in costume, beads and masks to compete for best costumes. A face painter adds to the costumed attendees.

    Cajun appetizers and a king cake provided by Sweet Cakes Bakery of Ocean Isle, complete with the “good luck” babies that happen to be dogs and cats, add to the fun of the evening.

  • Voters have obligation to educate themselves

    To the editor:

    As recently evidenced by the outrageous anti-American diatribe of a few newly elected immigrant men and women to Congress, the heavy burden of being an educated, responsible voter in every election falls to each and every one of us.

  • Draft dodger Trump has no right to bash

    To the editor: