• Rise in water prices questioned

    To the editor:

    I am concerned that Walmart and Food Lion in my area have recently raised the price of a gallon of store brand drinking water from 60 cents to 94 cents each at Walmart (more than a 50 percent increase) and at Food Lion from 65 cents to 89 cents.

    I consider this to be price-gouging in light of the fact that the drinking water in Brunswick County is a possible health issue and those of us who prefer not to drink the municipally-provided water have few alternatives other than bottled water. It’s the percentage increase that is troublesome.

  • BFA thankful for donations

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to thank South Brunswick Islands GFWC for its generous donation of $4,667 and 30.6 pounds of food raised to benefit the Emergency Food Pantries. BFA greatly appreciates and looks forward to continuing this wonderful partnership in the future. Thank you!

    Charles Jackson

    Program Manager

    Brunswick Family Assistance

  • Sunset Beach needs schooling

    To the editor:

    Mr. Paul Piatek’s letter to the Beacon in your Feb. 14 edition is a very unsettling accurate description of the current Sunset Beach Town Council.

    I would be absolutely ashamed to be a member of that group and its kindergarten activities. I had the privilege of serving in a municipal government whose members (made up of both parties) worked together for the good of the city for 12 years and do so to this day.

  • What happened to personal evangelism?

    To the editor:

    Famed Christian Evangelist John Guest said, “Modern personal evangelism is like in Mother Goose, Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” He said the church just assumed the lost would find their way to the church eventually. Even Little Bo Peep eventually went after those lost sheep, apparently.

  • Kudos for expunging underage records

    To the editor:

    Kudos to District Attorney Jon David for rolling out a project offering free legal help to get criminal records expunged, especially for people convicted of crimes as a teenager. His office may end up helping thousands of our neighbors who currently struggle to find jobs and a place to live simply because they made a mistake at the age of 16. Until this year, that mistake would follow them for the rest of their lives. Sadly, North Carolina was the last state in the U.S. to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

  • Time for Cerrato to go

    To the editor:

    Why is it that this paper is voicing councilman Richard Cerrato’s continued negative comments regarding his obnoxious behavior during the last few meetings of the council? It is time to consider to retire. He is making too many negative and disruptive antics, which I as a resident and one who looks for a council that contributes to the betterment of the community, is continuing to undermine the views and forward direction of the tasks at hand. Time for him to go.

    Bill Long

    Sunset Beach

  • Health costs a 2020 issue

    To the editor:

    It’s obvious Medicare-for-all will be a top issue in the 2020 election. Already Republicans have staked their position, repeated by potential independent candidate Howard Schultz, that the country can’t afford universal single-payer health insurance. How do Democrats push back against that position? Does anyone know?

  • Backroom politics continue in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Taxpayers and the Beacon have questioned Sunset Beach Town Council’s historic “manipulative processes” to get what they want. The resignation of Dr. Weiss is just another example.

  • Keeping one’s distance from Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    So happy we located in Sunset Ridge and not Sunset Beach.

    I assume the beach folks do not want visitors. We are not visitors but could not have considered moving to Sunset Beach due to the town criers on council.

    Folks, grow up and act like adults. You should not be running a town.

    Stay away from Sunset Beach and see how they like not having business. I would never consider owning a home there. Nuff said.

    John Cox

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • Doing a double-take on Dems’ top 5

    To the editor: