• Petition seeks court review of Calabash development

    To the editor:

    I have filed a petition in Brunswick County Superior Court asking the court to review the decision of the town of Calabash to grant a conditional use permit to Woda Cooper Development Inc. for the development of a 60-unit, three-story, multi-building apartment complex on Thomasboro Road in Calabash with its entrance across from Harbor Drive.

  • Attacks on Barr uncalled for

    To the editor:

    I would like to state for the record that Attorney General William Barr is a man of impeccable character, honesty and integrity and he has the superior legal intellect to make credible judgments regarding the current investigations in Washington, D.C., in a totally fair and strictly unbiased manner.

    I know this because when I was working for the FBI, I served as a member of his protection detail in 1990-92, for which I was assigned to 24-hour complete protective responsibility.

  • How do we spot an illegal immigrant?

    To the editor:

    Just finished the May 2 edition of your fine paper. I always read the editorial page, including letters to the editor, to learn what people are talking about in the community.

    I was particularly interested in the letter from John Mason, and it brought to mind a question maybe Mr. Mason can answer. The letter was almost silent on this.

    Mr. Mason says that if the suspected illegal immigrant speaks little English, he/she is an illegal immigrant.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate change is unpredictable

    To the editor:

    I want to confess that I believe in climate change — summer, fall, winter, spring.

    I was suspicious when the global warming scare was changed to “climate change” when data revealed there was no warming.

  • 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.