• Will you sit out or will you dance?

    To the editor:

    Will the New Year be the same as the last? Will you be less than you could be? Do you want to accomplish something meaningful? How? Obey God.

    First, trust and receive Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins for Eternal Life (Rom. 3:25). When we realize we are sinners, we can rely on Jesus who shed blood and righteousness for our redemption. When we do this, God saves us and enters our hearts and life to guide us to become more like Him. What could be more meaningful than this?

  • Doesn’t like new golf cart rules

    To the editor:

    In a recent Beacon, I noticed the county was going to require golf carts to be registered. The new law was to go in effect Dec. 1. I received my paper Dec. 2.

    Besides a $25 registration fee, I need to have liability insurance, carry a driver’s license, have a slow-moving vehicle flag or sign and brakes.

  • We need curbside recycling in county

    To the editor:

    We absolutely need curbside recycling, and tax everyone for it. We buy products and we should pay for their disposal, either landfill or forced recycling. This is about lifecycle management.

    Voluntary recycling will not work. It’s being offered now and I’ll bet less than 5 percent of residents do it by the fact that the landfill needs to be expanded.

    Challenge the law in court. It makes no sense to not have personal responsibility for what we consume. Become an environmental progressive county.

  • Doesn’t agree with editorial position

    To the editor:

    When I read your editorial about DSS chair Charles Warren, I was upset at what was said about Mr. Warren’s handling of the DSS case that is under investigation and not yet complete.

    You condemn him for following the law as set by the county personnel manual and state law that concerns the rights of people who are under investigation and the people who complain. There is a reason for this so they can’t be tried in the news by bias or misinformed public information.

  • Don’t publicize your charity work

    To the editor:

    While perusing the Beacon one last time before the new year, I noticed several organizations publicly declaring their acts of kindness to various children and their families by giving a party, delivering toys, etc. and taking pictures of some of these children for the paper.

  • Enjoyed serving Christmas meal

     To the editor:

    My wife and I, along with numerous volunteers, had a very gratifying experience helping Dean Siler distribute a great dinner to the needy on Christmas Day.

    The meal he served included baked ham, roasted turkey, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls and cupcakes.

    Dean insisted that everyone got as many meals as they needed to give to their neighbors or other people in need.

  • Parking changes needed at Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    The Dec. 9 Beacon article, “Future parking draws more comments in Sunset Beach,” contained individual quotes of people who have been on the island as long as we have and should have recognized the parking problem many years ago. 

    It has nothing to do with the new bridge. It has everything to do with the number of housing units built on the mainland and the sales pitch for access to the wonderful island beach.

  • Area churches are blessings

    To the editor:

    We have owned a home in Sunset Beach for about 15 years and have been fortunate enough to attend two churches in the area. 

    Recently, we went to watch family members in their Christmas program at Camp United Methodist in Shallotte. It was absolutely one of the best we have ever heard and seen, including our home church. 

    We would just like to say thank you to all the choir and other members for the wonderful service they provided. It certainly was a blessing to our family.

  • Wants to know more about interlock device

    To the editor:

    Recently, my partner had to have a Breath Analyzer Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed in his vehicle due to a DWI. 

    While I in no way condone his actions, I have several concerns about these devices.

  • Thanks for help at fire scene

    To the editor:

    Tuesday night, Nov. 30, I received a call anyone would hate to get. “Your business is on fire!” I grabbed my keys and raced to Capt. John’s as fast as I could. It took me about 10 minutes to get there. 

    When I arrived, there were at least a half-dozen fire trucks and emergency service vehicles on the scene. I would estimate there were about 40 firefighters swarming the building like bees from a hive. Amid all the chaos, they worked like a well-oiled machine.