• Marvelous Brown’s Landing coverage brings results

    To the editor:

    I want to offer kudos and accolades of the first order to the Brunswick Beacon publisher Angie Sutton and staff writer Sharon Chance. They accomplished a much-needed feat regarding the repairs to Brown’s Landing.

    I approached Ms. Sutton in January with pictures and comments regarding the appalling state of the area. She immediately assigned Ms. Chance to investigate the issue. First, a marvelous history of Brown’s Landing was published followed by two follow-ups regarding the progress.

  • Tidal planning a way of life

    To the editor and Sunset Beach Town Council:

    Boaters on Blaine Creek can’t use their boats at low tide. I can’t even get through Blaine Creek on my kayak at low tide!

    Since the boaters on Blaine Creek must plan their activities around the tides, why shouldn’t boaters on the canal bay area and south Jinks Creek do the same? 

  • Blame the Sunset Beach bully pulpit

    To the editor:

    Councilman Benton’s angry snap decision to have me removed from yet another council meeting is an example of the bullying behavior he uses to intimidate anyone who questions his unsubstantiated, summary “I” statements and opinions.

    The Beacon has reported other victims: former Mayor Dr. Weiss, councilwoman Harris and Dr. Hilderman. 

    Mr. Benton has created the schoolyard environment of a bully who controls debate by truncating, reframing or summarizing when his personal view is questioned or opposed. 

  • Pray for another Great Awakening

    To the editor:

    During an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cautioned the audience that climate change would “destroy the planet” by the year 2031 if people fail to address a generational challenge she likened to “World War II.”

    I agree that our planet or at least our country could be destroyed, but not because we did not give up air travel, cars, eating hamburgers or preventing cow flatulence.

  • Mardi Gras 4 Paws puts on the dog

    To the editor:

    Paws-Ability hosted its annual Mardi Gras 4 Paws event on March 5 at Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille.

    This popular event brings in Fat Tuesday in style with a sold-out party each year. Attendees arrive in costume, beads and masks to compete for best costumes. A face painter adds to the costumed attendees.

    Cajun appetizers and a king cake provided by Sweet Cakes Bakery of Ocean Isle, complete with the “good luck” babies that happen to be dogs and cats, add to the fun of the evening.

  • Voters have obligation to educate themselves

    To the editor:

    As recently evidenced by the outrageous anti-American diatribe of a few newly elected immigrant men and women to Congress, the heavy burden of being an educated, responsible voter in every election falls to each and every one of us.

  • Draft dodger Trump has no right to bash

    To the editor:

  • ICE should monitor law-breaking employers

    To the editor:

    In response to Kim Frankford in the March 21 Beacon:

    Kim, although the wall may be a good idea, you are missing the point.

    Every city in America has illegal aliens on every street corner in the early morning hours looking to be picked up for cash day labor from our greedy American contractors. They are paid less than our minimum wage law requires — no taxes, no SS numbers, no workers’ compensation, no benefits, no insurance. And the greedy Americans pocket the money while not hiring American workers.

  • Standards vs. codes vs. SunsetLogic

    To the editor:

    In response to Sea Trail Master Association treasurer John Rothermel:

    Sir, thank you for acknowledging Sunset Beach as Sea Trail’s new disaster relief insurance company. I owe you my admiration, not an apology. I have been trying to get to this position for 16 years. How did you do it? 

  • Thank a lineman April 8

    To the editor:

    April 8 is Lineworker Appreciation Day.

    After Hurricane Florence, we all raved about the tenacity of first responders, many of whom risked their lives to save others. But another group, working outside in high winds and torrential rains, were hundreds of electrical lineman and their support trades working non-stop to restore power to our community.

    Their training, skills and perseverance repowered our community in a short time. We don’t realize how important electrical power is to our lives until the power is off.