• Dredging deserves citizen input

    To the editor:

    I’ve enjoyed coming to Sunset Beach for over 30 years and have owned several properties on the island. Because I will soon move here permanently, I follow with great interest the shenanigans at the town council meetings.

    Despite what the mayor says, disrupting the local marshes and wetlands with dredging is not only a terrible idea but also a criminal act. These fish nurseries need to remain undisturbed if we want to keep the oceans alive.

  • Market project aims to help children

    To the editor:

    Shoppers attending the Sunset Beach Summer Market will notice that Pure Markets is now sponsoring the “Be KIND” project that will directly benefit Brunswick County schoolchildren. Items such as matted prints will be available for a donation. At last year’s Holiday Markets, $1,400 was raised during our “Giving Tree” initiative for the student fund at West Brunswick High School. Because of this success, the idea of the “Be KIND” project was initiated and will continue throughout the season.

  • Hands Across the Sand set for May 18

    To the editor:

    This is an open invitation to Brunswick County residents and visitors to participate in Hands Across the Sand, an international environmental event that will be held at all Brunswick County beaches at noon Saturday, May 18.

  • Illegal immigration rooted right here in U.S.

    To the editor:

    If folks think a wall will help think of this: You are cutting off the tail of the snake when you need to cut off its head right here. As always we’re doing things backwards.

    The next time your neighbor invites you over for coffee or wine and possibly a sandwich look out the window at their yardman mowing the lawn and cleaning the pool. When their cook gives you that drink and sandwich and doesn’t speak but little English as does their housekeeper and yardman ask why you can’t afford to have these servants.

  • 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.