Today's Opinions

  • Celebrate our rural heritage by buying local

    Here in Brunswick County where our beautiful beaches lure people from around the world to our sand and surf, it can be easy to overlook the community’s rich agricultural heritage.
    While sea-related ways of life are a dominant part of our history, so is the area’s richly diverse agriculture heritage.
    There are about 40 farms in Brunswick County listed as Century Farms. There are many more other farming operations—big and small—here, too.

  • President did what he said he couldn’t do

    To the editor:

  • Town council should apologize

    To the editor:
    I hope this council (Sunset Beach Town Council) has the courage and decency to express their apologies to the citizens of Sunset Beach, county officials and to Brunswick Beacon reporter Laura Lewis, who attended this regularly scheduled sewer meeting that the public has openly attended and participated and then was rudely asked to leave for no legal and justifiable explanation.

  • Thanks for featuring artists

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the Waterway Art Association, I wish to thank you for the wonderful feature in the Be Scene section June 7.
    Our membership is proud to have so many talented artists among us and your recognition with a feature will challenge our members to continue to excel.
    Some winners not featured include:
    First place for the Awards of Excellence: Pat Golden, “Tranquility;” second place, Susan Mauney, “Dear Simone;” and third place, Brenda Goff, “Gabriel.”

  • Learning about guns, turkey shoots and other Southern charms one shot at a time

     I’m hardly a sharp-shooter, and most likely wont’ be an expert gunslinger anytime soon.

    And while that suits me just fine, my boyfriend insists I practice my marksmanship, for safety, of course.

    It’s not uncommon for me to find a text message on my phone alerting me to a gun purchase, or a phone call announcing a family membership to a local gun range.

  • County lucky to have new hospice care center

    It has been several years in the making, and in just a few weeks it will at last be ready for the public.
    On Sunday, June 24, Brunswick County’s newest Lower Cape Fear Hospice facility, SECU Hospice House, will be available for public tours during an open house from 1-4 p.m. that day.
    As it has been in each of the communities where it expands and offers more services, the success of the hospice facility here is due largely to the support and enthusiasm of local businesses and individuals.

  • Give shelter and animals a chance

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank county commissioners for allowing the sheriff’s office to run Brunswick County Animal Control. I have been to the shelter and have seen many positive changes happening.
    What is needed now at the shelter is the public. I know so many people say they just can’t go in there, but the changes have made the shelter a much more pleasant place.
    I know people think the rescue group will pull animals that so desperately need help. They can’t save every animal there; it takes the public to help.

  • You always have to pay

    To the editor:
    I bought my home in Brunswick County in 1974. My home had propane heat in it. I paid the deposit with a local gas company and everything was fine for years.
    The local gas company was sold three times during the years and my business was sold with it.
    Last winter Mother Nature gave us a break from the cold and I didn’t use as much fuel as normal.
    Last week I received a bill for $62.98 for “tank usage fee.” The government and everyone else wants people to conserve energy but you still have to pay.