Today's Opinions

  • Streetreach wants to help

    To the editor:
    Brunswick County Streetreach makes a promise to people in crisis. We will do all we can to help them improve their lives. We will try to the best of our ability to use local resources and to provide overnight emergency shelter during the coldest months of the year (Nov. 1-March 1).
    Behind this promise is a dedicated board of directors, our president, churches and many volunteers who fuel the mission of our organization.

  • Thanks for helping BSRI

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank everyone who stepped forward with their generosity and support and answered our plea for donations that made it possible for Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) to purchase four much-needed Meals on Wheels trailers.
    With the addition of these trailers, BSRI will now be able to deliver additional services and resources to seniors in Brunswick County.

  • Fitness program could help others

    To the editor:
    I was just reading Elsa Bonstein’s article on Dr. Glenn Lunday, called “Chiropractor discusses fitness, weight loss and golf.”
    It is a good, helpful article for anyone who reads it; however, I had also seen the picture of the law enforcement officers on the front page of your paper. It looks like most of them have weight problems.

  • What’s your beef, reader?

    To the editor:
    In response to Mr. Kuthe’s opinion, “What is your beef?” Is it gun owners? Christians? Perhaps gun regulations?
    You mentioned founding-father slave-owners. Hey, pick a topic and stick to it and focus on whatever it is you want to rail about.
    The shortcomings in your argument are pathetically apparent. Hopefully, the tides change and you and your blanket-bombing with no specific target drift north with the tide to the shores of Teddy Kennedy and not southwest to Sunset Beach, or maybe to D.C.

  • New business commission is a good step forward

    New Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams is off to a good start.
    The Leland-area businessman had already been making a name for himself in state and local politics, long before he signed up to serve the county as a commissioner.
    The small business owner has also been a steadfast voice for businesses and growth in Brunswick County.
    The owner of Pioneer Strategies, Williams, a member of several civic organizations, often makes presentations and gives speeches about things business owners can do to survive and thrive in this tough economy.

  • When love is in the air, sometimes laughter follows

    It’s that time of year when love is in the air. But for those who are single, it’s the time of year their singlehoodedness glares in their faces.

    Recently a group of my single female coworkers and I were discussing our dating lives. It may have been one of the most humorous conversations I have had in the office.

  • Writer needs to get real

    To the editor:
    I am amazed at the letter that states gun owners are out of their minds and are afraid of someone stealing their Bibles. I really don’t see the connection, unless the writer works for Obama.
    According to a Gallup poll in 2011, 47 percent of the people in this country owned guns. Seems unlikely we are all as out of our minds as the writer.
    I suppose he believes that drug laws have stopped drug sales, prostitution no longer exists, and everyone obeys the speed limit and doesn’t fudge their tax returns.

  • Veterans deserve help

    To the editor:
    Every so often, a veteran gets teed off about the way government or the VA treats them when they cry out for help. Some veterans keep it bottled inside. Where is the best place to go for a start?
    You guessed right. Our newspaper, The Brunswick Beacon, is always there for you. Veterans, don’t hold back.