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Today's Opinions

  • Sad farewell to too many trees

    To the editor:
    Sadly, some really beautiful trees, which once stood so magnificently in Sunset Beach Town Park, are gone, cut down last week in preparation for construction of the new park. Our tax dollars paid for the removal of these trees.

  • A positive event

    To the editor:
    Congratulations to organizers of the Sunset at Sunset festival for a very successful and well-organized event. It was obvious that a lot of time and effort went into planning it. The event really reflected the positive community spirit of Sunset Beach. I’m sorry the Beacon did not give it more coverage.

    Karen Fowler
    Chapel Hill

  • Party of slavery

    To the editor:

  • Sunset at Sunset another success

    To the editor:
    The annual Sunset at Sunset community block party did exactly what it was designed to do when first introduced seven years ago: Bring together the people of Sunset Beach for a day of celebration.
    It was sponsored by 30 local business owners. Many other businesses purchased booth space and area nonprofits were able to tell the community about their programs.
    Seaside United Methodist supplied volunteer manpower to erect tents and direct parking. Boy Scout Troop 201 performed community service by cleaning up the site.

  • Remember to recycle

    To the editor:
    I applaud and support the letter from Pat Purvis Brown regarding the lack of a recycling capability as she attended the ATMC annual meeting gathering.
    I, too, attended that affair as well as the 15th anniversary celebration of the town of Carolina Shores the previous week. Both events were conducted on the grounds of Brunswick Community College, and both were catered by the same local restaurant.

  • Where did all the money go?

    To the editor:
    With many towns wanting a Toll Brothers or other developers of luxury homes to bring higher-priced homes into retirement communities and support home values, it appears to me Sunset Beach Town Council thinks differently and does not care.
    In fact, doing what is right for Jaguar’s Lair lot owners, the town’s image and appeal and its economic development appear to be a distraction, not a high priority, as the council continues to lose traction in negotiating infrastructure development of Jaguar’s Lair.

  • Bubble bursts on decades-old bad habit

    By the time you read this column — and presuming the stress of meeting Tuesday night’s weekly production deadlines haven’t sent me into a relapse — it will have been more than two weeks since I’ve had a Diet Pepsi to drink.

  • Sunset Beach election outlook: Hot with a chance of controversy

    It began with a debate about town finances and ended with an array of remarks aimed at a controversial mayor four weeks before the election.

    At the start of Sunset Beach Town Council’s pre-agenda work session Monday night, town administrator Gary Parker kicked things off by reading aloud prepared information about the town’s financial health.

    Mayor Richard Cerrato’s belief in a “looming fiscal problem” at town hall shows his lack of knowledge and is an abominable statement to make because it is completely untrue, Parker said.