• BCSO Animal Protective Services

    To the editor:

    I would like to commend the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services for outstanding service.

    My husband and I have called this department several times for help with stray cats that had been injured. The receptionist and officers who responded were courteous and kind and demonstrated the utmost compassion for the animals we were helping.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 17-18, 2019

    May 17

    Peggy Lareen Williams, 50, of Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, arrested for disorderly conduct.

    May 18

    Kefron Cook, 37, of Westbrook Avenue, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Democrats support teacher rally

    To the editor:

    On May 1, 1886, over 100 years ago, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the country walked off their jobs in support of an eight-hour workday. This courageous act marked the first May Day celebration in U.S. history, the beginning of the labor movement and the emergence of the American middle class.

  • Bow Tie Club a school and community asset

    To the editor:

    What a wonderful article in (The Brunswick Beacon) Island Living supplement.

    Drew Jordan and his Bow Tie Club are an asset to Supply Elementary School and the community. My generation used the phrase “dress for success,” but the concept was the same.

    I hope the club expands, and it will, because these fine young men will become mentors, just as Drew has. Well done, y’all.

    Lorraine Hiester

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Please return beloved chair

    To the editor:

    On Saturday, April 20, I walked at the south end of Holden Beach around 9:30 a.m. I had the green canvas beach chair that belonged to my now deceased husband.

    I took a short walk to the mailbox and upon my return noted that someone had stolen my treasured canvas chair with a light wooden frame.

    It was a beloved chair, a part of my connection with my husband. It was made years ago and the chair and the memories it holds cannot be replaced.

    I made a report with the Holden Beach Police Department, who were helpful.

  • Thanks for Brown’s Landing coverage

    To the editor:

    I appreciate your coverage of locals’ favorite fishing and viewing site.

    Brown’s Landing has the perfect panorama of the Lockwood Folly Inlet with perspectives of both Oak Island and Holden Beach along the Intracoastal.

    My only complaint is that years ago the trash barrel was removed. I and many others pick up litter every visit to carry home. My suggestion is that when DOT is repairing, they or the county provide for refuse pick-up.

    Denise Donnelly


  • Cerrato resignation demanded

    To the editor:

    Councilman Cerrato needs to resign as a representative of the citizens of Sunset Beach. He has demonstrated that he has deceived the people he represents and I don’t see how he can face the people after his deceitful and unethical behavior.