• 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.

  • Voters have obligation to educate themselves

    To the editor:

    As recently evidenced by the outrageous anti-American diatribe of a few newly elected immigrant men and women to Congress, the heavy burden of being an educated, responsible voter in every election falls to each and every one of us.

  • Draft dodger Trump has no right to bash

    To the editor:

  • ICE should monitor law-breaking employers

    To the editor:

    In response to Kim Frankford in the March 21 Beacon:

    Kim, although the wall may be a good idea, you are missing the point.

    Every city in America has illegal aliens on every street corner in the early morning hours looking to be picked up for cash day labor from our greedy American contractors. They are paid less than our minimum wage law requires — no taxes, no SS numbers, no workers’ compensation, no benefits, no insurance. And the greedy Americans pocket the money while not hiring American workers.

  • Standards vs. codes vs. SunsetLogic

    To the editor:

    In response to Sea Trail Master Association treasurer John Rothermel:

    Sir, thank you for acknowledging Sunset Beach as Sea Trail’s new disaster relief insurance company. I owe you my admiration, not an apology. I have been trying to get to this position for 16 years. How did you do it? 

  • Thank a lineman April 8

    To the editor:

    April 8 is Lineworker Appreciation Day.

    After Hurricane Florence, we all raved about the tenacity of first responders, many of whom risked their lives to save others. But another group, working outside in high winds and torrential rains, were hundreds of electrical lineman and their support trades working non-stop to restore power to our community.

    Their training, skills and perseverance repowered our community in a short time. We don’t realize how important electrical power is to our lives until the power is off.

  • Dredging direly needed in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    To Sunset Beach leaders:

    Please push forward the long delayed dredging of the bay area (where I live) and South Jinks Creek as you verbally supported last year, as an overwhelming majority of council members stated (Harris, Benton, Nern and Corbett). South Jinks Creek is a clear safety hazard right now, and if it closes completely, then I believe there truly will be an ecological debacle that so worries Mr. Hilderman.

  • Democrats: Sit back and enjoy the show

    To the editor:

    I have a message for Democrats: Stop complaining!

    Let’s imagine for a moment that Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election and was now our president. She would have entered office with a solid majority of Republicans in both houses of Congress. From the moment she took her oath of office, investigations into everything from her emails to the re-opening of the Vince Foster case would have commenced. Further, as they did for President Obama, Congress would have obstructed every initiative put forward by the White House.

  • Sea Trail roads meet standards

    To the editor:

    In (the March 21) Beacon, a letter from Mr. Duane Lewis suggested that the town of Sunset Beach had acted inappropriately by accepting the remaining private roads in Sea Trail, an action that was the result of “backroom politics” that will not benefit the town.