Today's Opinions

  • Garbage change potential stinker

    To the editor:
    My wife and I live in Charlotte (and subscribe to The Beacon) and have a place (and pay taxes on) in Seaside Station of Sunset Beach, where we like to enjoy long weekends. During the last weekend of September, we found a yellow flier in our screen door stating to “maintain costs,” Saturday garbage pick-ups beginning Oct. 3 will now occur on Thursdays.

  • Clean up Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Why is it when a person questions the Sunset Beach Town Council’s spending, he is exposed to insults and ridicule? The incumbent town council members endeavor to discredit anyone who questions their actions. They tell individuals to “shut up” and say, “you’re crazy” and other derogatory comments during council meetings.

  • Health awareness not limited to month

    Most people know October is breast cancer awareness month around the world. Fewer may know it is also observed worldwide as sudden infant death syndrome and Rett syndrome awareness month.
    In the United States, October is healthy lung month, Down syndrome awareness month, liver awareness month, national spina bifida awareness month and national orthodontic health month, too. To the north, Canada is observing October as autism awareness month, and across the pond, the United Kingdom is observing October as lupus awareness month.

  • Bike MS rides into Sunset success

    To the editor:
    The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society completed its Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach event Sept. 21-22, with three start sites: one in Monroe; one in Hartsville, S.C., and one in Kershaw, S.C.
    All cyclists met in Florence, S.C., on Saturday night to finish their trek to Sunset Beach on Sunday.
    More than 600 volunteers and 863 cyclists participated in the 28th annual Bike MS ride, which has raised more than $580,000 to date and is on track to meet its $1 million goal.

  • River work appreciated

    To the editor:
    On behalf of the 450 members of Brunswick County Watermen’s Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the town of Shallotte and Congressman Mike McIntyre for their efforts to help restore the Shallotte River.
    It was a pleasure to read the article in The Brunswick Beacon regarding the forthcoming dredging of the river. I’m sure there was a lot of time and effort to bring everyone together on this endeavor.

  • Den of inquisition

    To the editor:
    To Sunset Beach citizens: Remember the once beautiful Angels Trace Golf Course (now Jaguar’s Lair)? Remember the hype and how grand it was supposed to be?
    Now, seven years later you have the biggest eyesore and wasteland ever seen in Sunset Beach. Jaguar’s Lair generated tens of millions of dollars in lot sales. What type of corporate entity wouldn’t reinvest this money to finish off what was supposed to be a crown jewel in your community?
    What does an unfinished Jaguar’s Lair mean to you?

  • Ring up recycling

    To the editor:
    What a grand party was given to members of Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation last Friday evening, Oct. 4, on the campus of Brunswick Community College. They treated everyone to food and drinks, a gift, a chance to vote for a representative, and a ticket for the raffle.
    The only thing missing was a chance to recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles, and there were a lot of them. What if we all pledged to do a better job of recycling?
    Together, we could make a difference.

    Pat Purvis Brown

  • Debating the debate

    To the editor:
    In light of the recent rulings against incumbent candidates for Sunset Beach Town Council who attempted to use both a community meeting and the Sunset at Sunset festival to inform people of their vision and not the peoples’ vision of what Sunset Beach should be, I find it strange that the unopposed candidate for mayor has initiated a debate sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.
    There are also contested seats in a number of neighboring communities. Will the chamber also be sponsoring debates in those towns?