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Today's Opinions

  • Signs weren’t bigoted

    To the editor:
    I just finished reading the letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 Brunswick Beacon, titled “Signs are offensive.”
    The writer lists four statements on political signs that he saw someone displaying near the Oysterfest. They are: “Are you a Maker 53% or a Taker 47%,” “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron,” “Vote for the American in November” and “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go...Clint Eastwood.”

  • Thanks for help with pig-pickin’

    To the editor:
    This is a letter of thanks to our many friends and family members who help us each year on the third weekend in October to put together a big pig-pickin’ in the backyard on Asheville Street on Ocean Isle Beach.
    This year was to be no different, with a 130-pound pig and the grill ready to be fired up. The big storm Sandy threatened to cause us to cancel, but it didn’t happen, as John Causey from Shallotte Presbyterian Church stepped in with an offer of the church’s fellowship hall.

  • Proudly serving Brunswick County for 50 years


    The dateline for the first edition of The Brunswick Beacon, which was then called the Shallotte Press, was Nov. 1, 1962.
    A few issues later, after a reader won a naming competition, the newspaper changed its name to The Brunswick Beacon.
    In the 50 years since this newspaper was founded by Robert Stanley, men and women of all ages and all walks of life have come to work here, trying the best we can to continue to provide this community with accurate, high-quality journalism, photography and advertisements, while entertaining a broad spectrum of readers.

  • True companionship: Goodbye to my little friend O.E.

    He wasn’t the most sociable. He had one person he trusted, and I was lucky enough to be that one.

    O.E.—short for orange eye—was a true companion and friend for five-and-a-half years. His life was cut short this week. I woke up on Monday morning prepared to get him to the vet as soon as it opened, but it was too late.

    O.E. had a tender spirit. He hid every time someone came to my house. He hid when the vacuum cleaner ran. He hid if I made a loud noise. He even hid from me just because he wanted to at times.

  • Exercise your right: Vote on Tuesday

    It’s time to stop with all the rhetoric.
    It’s time to stop all of the debates.
    It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Independent or other, now is the time to place all of your beliefs and convictions on the table.
    The future of our county, the great state of North Carolina and this nation may come down to one day—Tuesday, Nov. 6.
    On that day, those of you who have not already exercised your right to vote early are encouraged to make your way to the polls to vote on Election Day.

  • Supports Gilbert

    To the editor:
    I write this letter to ask your vote and support for Ray Gilbert for board of education.
    I retired from Brunswick County Schools, and it’s time for a change.
    I know Ray Gilbert, and he has been my neighbor of 20 years. He and his wife and children are the most helpful people you can find. He listens and tries to make the best decisions possible.

  • Supports Romney/Ryan

    To the editor:
    They are pro-life, support marriage and defend religious liberty. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has real-world experience creating jobs, saved companies, balanced the budget while working across the isle, restored the Olympics to profitability and success, and volunteered in leadership positions for his church.
    I voted for Romney/Ryan because I believe they will take our country back and restore our constitutional rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Marsha Lavin
    Shallotte
     

  • Thanks, Beacon, for help with program

    To the editor:
    Last year, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 180 people in Oak Island prepare and electronically file their federal and state income tax returns. This year, with your help, we hope to increase the number of people we help in Oak Island, but we need more volunteer tax counselors.
    The Brunswick Beacon has been a most effective way to inform people of this free service and find qualified volunteers. We thank The Brunswick Beacon editor and staff for its help in past years, and it is much appreciated.