• Please help find Molly

    To the editor:

    Thank you to all of the kind people who have offered support and help in looking for our puppy Molly. 

    Molly slipped out of her harness on May 28. Molly is a seven-month-old terrier-looking puppy with amber eyes and a little mask. She is caramel and white with a rough, curly coat. She is still missing. She is very timid. She will run if confronted. She could be around N.C. 179 around the Ocean Isle Beach area. She was spotted last Friday, May 31, near the Bent Tree Plantation gate. 

  • Make RO plant regional to expedite clean water

    To the editor:

    As I keep getting texts from the county telling me to conserve water because we don’t have enough, I can’t help but see the irony of millions of gallons of polluted water passing by in the Cape Fear, and two years into this crisis, we are no closer to clean water.

    Leland is finally on board with the RO plant but wants to own and operate it. Belville fears that Leland has delusions of grandeur and wants to own everything, including Belville.

    Here’s my solution, and I hope it gets serious consideration:

  • Spiritual gifts preserve God’s grace

    To the editor:

    Spiritual gifts are part of the very nature of God, given to us for Him to use to fulfill His purposes in our lives and on the Earth.

  • Welcoming asylum-seekers a plus for U.S.

    To the editor:

    Statistics show that roughly two million Americans die every year as compared to one million Americans born each year.

    There is much in the news these days about this falling birth rate in the U.S. There is also much in the news about immigrant families from Central America and South America seeking asylum in the United States. Might this be not a problem but, instead, a solution?

  • Duke reaps big dividends

    To the editor:

    Imagine you have $10,000 sitting idle in your bank account. You might invest it in the stock market where historic returns have averaged around 7 percent annually. Or you could trade that gas-guzzler in for a hybrid that will save you as much as $1,200 a year in fuel cost.

    How about upgrading your home appliances? Whatever you choose, you will likely get a reasonable return, but would you be able to turn that $10,000 into billions? Is it even possible?

  • Sunset Beach proposal merited a few questions

    To the editor:

    Kudos to the volunteers of Sunset Vision for their efforts in supporting Sunset Beach with their contributions to the town; not so much to a majority of our elected officials and town administrator.

    Councilman Corbett takes the podium and participates in a presentation that has budgetary implications for the residents he allegedly represents. He then takes his seat to vote in favor of the same proposal. Conflict? Perhaps. Dumb politics? Obvious. Was it not possible to present the proposal without Mr. Corbett’s direct involvement?

  • 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.

  • Kudos for response regarding Rouzer

    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.

  • Fair maps needed for fair elections

    To the editor:

    The U.S. Census requires states to redraw voting districts based on population numbers. In North Carolina, new maps are drawn by the party in power of the Legislature. Historically, both Democrats and Republicans have drawn the maps to benefit their own party’s chances of winning. This practice is gerrymandering.

  • Sunset Vision involvement not a conflict

    To the editor:

    At the May 6 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, a presentation was given to the council on a proposed fitness trail that is being initiated and coordinated by the nonprofit group, Sunset Vision.

    This group has raised funds for previous projects to include the environmental sea turtle sculpture by the beach gazebo, the binoculars at the bird walk observation deck, bike racks and dog watering stations at the town park, etc. All projects benefit the town residents and its visitors.