• Hypocrisy reigns on in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Pro Tem Mayor Benton, lead spokesperson for councilmen Corbett and Nern, has requested that I should resign for exposing the town’s failure to self-report as indicated in the “No Conflict of Interest” certificate required for the dredging grant. The operative words are potential [for], appearance [of] and financial interest. This matter is now being questioned by the state.

  • Stop Trump’s attack on civil liberties

    To the editor:

    Similar to the way Sen. Joe McCarthy poisoned anyone who resisted his campaign against Communism in the 1960s, we can see Donald Trump is using the same playbook against his critics.

    Anyone who dares defend the civil liberties of immigrants, the free press or the ability of Congress to defend the U.S. Constitution suffers abusive attacks from Trump’s White House.

    During the McCarthy era, anyone who opposed Joe McCarthy was publically ostracized so the end result was that many critics remained silent.

  • Work to preserve Brunswick County

    To the editor:

    I read recently that Wilmington is now down to less than 3,000 acres of open space. The potential for the same thing happening here in Brunswick County is very real. How could this happen? Well, it sneaks up on you.

    A strip mall here, a housing development there and before you know it, it’s all gone.

  • Thanks for Charters of Freedom efforts

    To the editor:

    On behalf of Brunswick County Commissioners and the citizens of Brunswick County, I would like to thank the following sponsors for the Brunswick Charters of Freedom Gala:

    Naming sponsors ($2,000 to $5,000): Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, Jerome’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. and The Brunswick County Seniors.

  • Climate change is unpredictable

    To the editor:

    I want to confess that I believe in climate change — summer, fall, winter, spring.

    I was suspicious when the global warming scare was changed to “climate change” when data revealed there was no warming.

  • How do we spot an illegal immigrant?

    To the editor:

    Just finished the May 2 edition of your fine paper. I always read the editorial page, including letters to the editor, to learn what people are talking about in the community.

    I was particularly interested in the letter from John Mason, and it brought to mind a question maybe Mr. Mason can answer. The letter was almost silent on this.

    Mr. Mason says that if the suspected illegal immigrant speaks little English, he/she is an illegal immigrant.

  • Attacks on Barr uncalled for

    To the editor:

    I would like to state for the record that Attorney General William Barr is a man of impeccable character, honesty and integrity and he has the superior legal intellect to make credible judgments regarding the current investigations in Washington, D.C., in a totally fair and strictly unbiased manner.

    I know this because when I was working for the FBI, I served as a member of his protection detail in 1990-92, for which I was assigned to 24-hour complete protective responsibility.

  • Petition seeks court review of Calabash development

    To the editor:

    I have filed a petition in Brunswick County Superior Court asking the court to review the decision of the town of Calabash to grant a conditional use permit to Woda Cooper Development Inc. for the development of a 60-unit, three-story, multi-building apartment complex on Thomasboro Road in Calabash with its entrance across from Harbor Drive.

  • Voters reap Rouzer routine

    To the editor:

    It is almost always a pleasure to read opinions from local readers but few reveal truths as offered by Tom Sapp’s column in the May 2 issue of the Beacon.

    I urge everyone to read his column, “Responding to Rep. Rouzer’s 100 days of Democrats.” It occurred to me the voters of the 7th District voted last November and now reap any reward or pain their choice has caused.

    In this case, the voters are routinely subjected to untruths and exaggerations as evidenced by Rouzer’s column.

  • Sunset Beach tax hike a scam

    To the editor:

    I have read with interest and dismay the Beacon’s reports on the town of Sunset Beach budget process. It is apparent from those reports that the town intends to raise the tax rate from 15 cents to 16 cents and the fire fee another 5 percent after a whopping increase last year.