• Brunswick County Democrats support teacher rally

    To the editor:

    On May 1, 1886, over 100 years ago, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the country walked off their jobs in support of an eight-hour workday. This courageous act marked the first May Day celebration in U.S. history, the beginning of the labor movement and the emergence of the American middle class.

  • Bow Tie Club a school and community asset

    To the editor:

    What a wonderful article in (The Brunswick Beacon) Island Living supplement.

    Drew Jordan and his Bow Tie Club are an asset to Supply Elementary School and the community. My generation used the phrase “dress for success,” but the concept was the same.

    I hope the club expands, and it will, because these fine young men will become mentors, just as Drew has. Well done, y’all.

    Lorraine Hiester

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Please return beloved chair

    To the editor:

    On Saturday, April 20, I walked at the south end of Holden Beach around 9:30 a.m. I had the green canvas beach chair that belonged to my now deceased husband.

    I took a short walk to the mailbox and upon my return noted that someone had stolen my treasured canvas chair with a light wooden frame.

    It was a beloved chair, a part of my connection with my husband. It was made years ago and the chair and the memories it holds cannot be replaced.

    I made a report with the Holden Beach Police Department, who were helpful.

  • Thanks for Brown’s Landing coverage

    To the editor:

    I appreciate your coverage of locals’ favorite fishing and viewing site.

    Brown’s Landing has the perfect panorama of the Lockwood Folly Inlet with perspectives of both Oak Island and Holden Beach along the Intracoastal.

    My only complaint is that years ago the trash barrel was removed. I and many others pick up litter every visit to carry home. My suggestion is that when DOT is repairing, they or the county provide for refuse pick-up.

    Denise Donnelly


  • Cerrato resignation demanded

    To the editor:

    Councilman Cerrato needs to resign as a representative of the citizens of Sunset Beach. He has demonstrated that he has deceived the people he represents and I don’t see how he can face the people after his deceitful and unethical behavior.

  • 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.