• Brunswick Animal Hospital assists feline in need

    To the editor:

    I would like to send out a great big thank you to Dr. Jim Rabon and his team at Brunswick Animal Hospital. We have a cat in the neighborhood a neighbor found and claimed last year but never spayed. Of course, she had kittens a couple of months ago, and one of the neighbors and me agreed we would have her spayed if we could catch her. Over the course of the year, she has gotten to the point where I can pet her and pick her up for a few seconds.

  • Walden column on capitalism versus socialism misses point

    To the editor:

    After reading Dr. Mike Walden’s column in the July 26 edition, I was somewhat taken aback.

    His column was well written and thought out. Sorry, but he missed the point. Capitalism is a system of economics in which private ownership of resources is permitted, along with the right to transfer business for personal profit. It is opposite of socialism, which is a “theory” that goods produced should be owned, managed and distributed by a government representing the people.

  • Using God to justify weapons

    To the editor:

    One of the most frightening things I’ve witnessed in our post-9/11 world was a televised interview of an Islamic extremist. The terrorist group he belonged to was trying to get its hands on a nuclear bomb. Asked by the interviewer why he wanted such a powerful and destructive weapon, he replied, “God told me to do it.” What could be more frightening than a religious fanatic bent on killing as many other humans as possible in the name of God?

  • Trump’s actions border on treason

    To the editor:

    “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” These words are more relevant today than ever. Citizens of Brunswick County and throughout America must make their voices heard and take action to defend and preserve American democracy, values and principles. We must work together to remove President Trump from office and to defeat those candidates who support, legitimize and enable him and his policies that are leading our country down the dark path of authoritarianism and despotism.

  • Trump makes America stronger

    To the editor:

    The Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well in Brunswick County. Recently, a letter was published in the Beacon about the U.S. threatening international trade sanctions against countries promoting United Nations resolutions to encourage breastfeeding of infants. I am not surprised most of the mainstream media report any story with incomplete information slanted against President Trump and his administration.

  • Thank you for helping Streetreach help others

    To the editor:

    If you are open and available, the Lord can and will use it to minister to others. But you have to be open. Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Open to step out in faith. Open to saying what he lays on your heart.

    We have to be available. You must be available to be obedient to his voice. There is a need to be available to lay aside your desire and time frame and follow through on his directions.

  • Voter disgusted with Democrats

    o the editor:

    I am an independent voter who has voted Democrat, Republican and once as an independent.

    I am so disgusted with the violent protests and obstructionists of the Democratic Party.

    I doubt if I will ever vote for the Democratic Party again.


    Donna Lowry

    Carolina Shores

  • Major drainage issue has not been addressed

    To the editor:

    Regarding the item, “Town-wide drainage study for Carolina Shores completed,” in the July 12 edition, I am glad to see the town of Carolina Shores has completed a study for the town drainage system. From what I read, it is somewhat accurate for the community of Carolina Shores.

    Northwest Drive in Carolina Shores did flood during Hurricane Floyd when we had 20-plus inches of rain in 24 hours. The ditch going under Northwest Drive was too small the handle the water, so it was widened with a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.

  • Ocean Isle Beach traffic frustrates both residents and visitors

    To the editor:

    Everyone living in the area is aware of the problem with visitors coming to the area Saturday afternoons. The traffic circle at Ocean Isle Beach and Beach Road was a good idea, but the real problem is getting across the bridge and onto the island.

  • Be sure of heavenly destination

    To the editor:

    We as Christians are commanded to be sure of our heavenly destination. “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble,” (2 Peter 1:10).

    We can be sure of our calling. “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son,” (2 Peter 1:12). “He who has the son has the life; he who does not have the son of God does not have the life,” (1 John 5:11).