• County’s storm debris pickup decision is fair

    To the editor:

    This is in response to the letter by James Lask, published in last week’s edition, who wrote he is offended the county is picking up storm debris in gated communities.

    I happen to live in one of those gated communities. Our community roads are open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday. We pay property taxes just like Mr. Lask. Why should we not reap the same benefits as other property taxpayers?

  • Council ignores scientists and constituents

    To the editor:

    At the special Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Oct. 9 on dredging Jinks Creek, councilman John Corbett said Spencer Rogers, who made a presentation to the council Oct. 5, said there will be erosion and flooding on the east end of the island whether or not the navigational channel was created. We all know this because of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Council threatens free speech

    To the editor:

    In Sunset Beach, councilmen John Corbett and Charlie Nern want to restrict our right to free speech, to assemble and freedom to petition the government.

  • Blind support for president hurts us all

    To the editor:

    This is an open letter to anyone who is still supporting the current president. This is America. You are free to believe anything you want. You are free to embrace any political ideas you wish. And if you weren’t hurting anyone, no one would mind.

    But you are hurting many, many people by continuing to support the current administration. Your continued support of racism, sexism, environmental devastation, the devaluation of standards and lowering our status in the world is causing real harm to us as well as to future generations.

  • Storm debris pickup claims unfounded

    To the editor:

    I read with dismay a letter in last week’s edition from a gentleman in Shallotte lamenting the fact that the county had agreed to pick up storm debris in gated communities. Not only did he not wish “one penny” of his tax dollars to be spent this way, he then insinuated some commissioners may have taken “something in return for this great favor for gated communities.”

  • Thank you to all helpers during hurricane

    To the editor:

    Thank you to some of our neighbors who stayed home during Hurricanes Florence and Michael and helped other neighbors.

    Also thank you to Food Lion and their workers who helped customers with heavy groceries and heavy water packages.

    Thank you CVS and Subway when they came back to work with some hot sandwiches.

    Hope the bad weather is over for now.

    Mary Benes


  • Voters should re-elect Jackson to state Supreme Court

    To the editor:

    Please join me in voting to re-elect Justice Barbara Jackson to the North Carolina Supreme Court.

  • Business guild grateful for support from Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    The newly formed Sunset Beach Business Guild (SBBG) would like to thank the town of Sunset Beach for working with us to support the local business community.

    We were recently approved for a weekly market in the town park. It will be on Mondays, starting in May and ending on Labor Day Monday.

    Named The Grateful HeARTS, we will be donating 25 percent of collected vendor fees to local charities. The market will feature weekly musical entertainment and local and statewide artisans and farmers.

  • Thank you to elected officials for response to hurricane

    To the editor:

  • County shouldn’t pick up gated communities’ storm debris

    To the editor:

    I can’t believe my eyes reading the Oct. 18 edition of the Beacon: Brunswick County commissioners unanimously agreed to cover the cost of picking up hurricane debris in all gated communities in Brunswick County. These are private properties that have their own POAs and HOAs to take care of their private neighborhoods, which are not open to the public.

    If one penny is spent for this, then I want to be reimbursed from my property taxes that I have paid.