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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Settlement is a reminder to watch your words

    The Internet does a lot of good things for a lot of people.
    It’s an amazing way to connect with people around the world without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.
    It’s a never-ending source of information, a way to find out something about just about anything you can imagine.
    It’s a place that can inspire love, creativity, diversity, knowledge and friendship.
    But it’s also a place where things can very quickly get out of hand.

  • Big trial no laughing matter, except for when it was

    Being assigned to cover a days-long trial like last week’s Lewis vs. Rapp libel case at the Brunswick County Courthouse is a mixed bag, for sure.

    On one side of the courtroom, you have a rare, fascinating case involving our own Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, who for nearly three years has been relentlessly pursuing her day(s) in court as a plaintiff seeking justice against libel.

  • Still learning about Brunswick County: So what am I missing?

    I’ve mentioned I’m not from here a couple times in the past. That’s because I have to start somewhere, and the first thing you learn in a new place is how much you don’t know about it.

    The things that stand out the most are the things that are most different from your past experiences.

    I have now been in Brunswick County long enough that what still feels like only a few weeks has turned into a few months. Almost. Give or take a few days.