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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to emergency services

    To the editor:
    To the citizens of Brunswick County, the Brunswick EMS, Shallotte Volunteer Fire Department, Brunswick Sheriff’s Office, Autumn Care personnel, Brunswick Novant Medical Center and others I am not aware of:

  • Justice for Jaronn: Questioning how and why

     

    As a reporter I am used to asking questions. Sometimes the answers are obvious and other times they are hidden.

    This Sunday evening before the Fourth of July, I have one question that has plagued me since March 1 when I first found out a 3-year-old child had been dropped off at the Brunswick Novant Medical Center and died shortly after.

    How could anyone kill a 3-year-old child?

    I just don’t understand.

  • America has a blind spot

    To the editor:
    When we go to the eye doctor, we discover that we all have a blind spot in our peripheral vision. America has a blind spot when it comes to the unborn.
    America, as a whole, is horrified when a child is abused or killed by a sex offender or serial killer. We make special laws to protect children and pedophiles are considered the lowest form of all humanity. We even prosecute those who are responsible for killing a child when causing a baby’s death while assaulting a woman who is carrying it.

  • Will SCOTUS healthcare ruling be the end of Obama(care) era?

    I’m beginning to understand why our fearless leader President Barack Obama doesn’t think too highly of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    I used to think Obama simply dislikes anyone with the audacity to disagree with him, but now, oh wait, no, that is all it is.

    He really detests when people oppose him or his ideas, especially, it seems, if they wear a robe.

    Maybe he always wanted to be in their elite legal club. Who knows?

  • Protect yourself and your family from financial crimes

    A local veteran recently had more than $260,000 stolen from him.
    The alleged thieves, who have outstanding warrants for their arrests, were women who worked in the nursing industry.
    As a matter of fact, the 72-year-old man had willingly let one of the women—Lisa McClain, a caregiver who worked for Allied Home Health—into his home.

  • Meeting was not meant to be public

    To the editor:
    In last week’s Beacon, I was accused of improperly closing a regularly scheduled sewer meeting to reporter Laura Lewis. The truth is the meeting in question (set up to try and resolve sewer issues for the benefit of the citizens of Sunset Beach) was not one of the scheduled advertised open meetings we have each month to keep us up on sewer progress.

  • Adoption, a special and loving experience

    To the editor:
    Most of us know about adoption or have adopted children in our own families or know of others who have adopted children. A child of adoption is special because they were chosen.
    We hear about illegal adoptions and these facts can be messy, it can be emotional. Sometimes the procedures can take forever.
    After several years of marriage and the desire for children, my husband and I looked into adoption; we preferred a baby, boy or girl. Nine months later we got a phone call from the social worker for us to meet a baby boy.  

  • Banks are killing the real estate market

    To the editor:
    I think we can all agree the mortgage lending practices of our financial institutions are at the heart of the economic problems in this country. By lending money to those not qualified to pay it back has now resulted in a market flooded with empty, bank-owned properties. They proudly publish lists of the property they now own.