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Today's Opinions

  • Appalled by antics in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    When I read the Beacon each week, I am consistently appalled by the reports of the actions of our town government. It is time for the governing officials of the town of Sunset Beach to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the positions to which they were elected.
    Ladies, pull in your cat-claws.
    Gentlemen, drop that cocked leg you’ve been using to mark your territory.

  • Homelessness hits home

    To the editor:
    We are tired of hearing there aren’t homeless in Brunswick County. They are there if you look.
    In large cities, the federal government identifies homelessness based on the number reporting to shelters. With no overnight shelter, federal and local governments don’t have a way of knowing how many people are homeless.

  • Getting a degree is a reality at BCC

    To the editor:
    As the summer will soon turn to fall, I’ve realized that this will be the first August in many years that I have not jumped in line with fellow students to register for college classes.
    As a recent graduate of Brunswick Community College, this notion is bittersweet. The faculty and staff at BCC were instrumental in my successful completion of a degree.
    After a 10-year journey, including enrollment at several community colleges throughout the East Coast, it wasn’t until my enrollment at BCC I found success.

  • McIntyre was among those who did the right thing

    To the editor:
    Am I to believe the only good Democrat, regardless of whether right or wrong, would only vote along party lines, as in Rep. Mike McIntyre’s vote along with 16 other U.S. House Democrats to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress?
    As a 38-year veteran law enforcement officer and administrator, as well as a life-long Democrat, I have a few comments in response to recent accusations.

  • Thanks for help finding lost child

    To the editor:
    On July 4 at Ocean Isle Beach, we had the unfortunate experience of our 5-year-old daughter “disappearing.” She lost us in the sea of people as she came up from the shore.
    I want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to law enforcement officials who helped me when I called 911. They told me my daughter was in the hands of a woman who had found her wandering, crying and looking for us. They told me exactly which way to walk and how far until I would find her.

  • Local seniors, BSRI need your help

    To the editor:
    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. would like to request help for our senior community. There are many ways to help us.
    While receiving monetary contributions is always appreciated, you can help by referring a family member or friend to lease space at our Southport Senior Center or Shallotte Senior Center for an event or gathering.
    Talking to an acquaintance about advertising in our BSRI newsletter or donating materials for our Ramps and Rails program also provides needed support.

  • Oops…where did my bike go?

    To the editor:
    My friend had a bike rack mounted on her SUV, so we rode our bikes from the Sunset Beach gazebo to the jetty. Things couldn’t have gone smoother until she dropped me off at home.
    Sandy, looking dumbfounded, asked, “Uh, Jack, where’s your bike?”
    That’s the problem with a Lexus…too quiet. We never heard a thing. Surely a bike falling to the pavement makes a racket?

  • Doesn’t like park process

    To the editor:
    Once again, Sunset Beach Town Council has avoided your input and failed to organize the suggested steering committee to develop the park survey.
    The “our way or the highway” process was rushed without review by full council. Two clearly defined questions submitted by Councilman Scott and I were deleted by the “inner circle” (Gary Parker, Karen Joseph, Lou DeVita) to prevent a clear and decisive choice.
    The omitted questions include:
    1. Do you wish to maintain the site as a natural resource?