Today's Opinions

  • ‘Holy Scribbling’ is an excellent book

    To the editor:
    I just bought two copies of Katherine Moore’s book, “Holy Scribbling,” at the book presentation meeting at the clubhouse at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Course and noticed Elsa Bonstein’s comments on the back cover page. Elsa’s comments were not adequate enough.

  • Beacon put on a great event

    To the editor:
    Thank you, Brunswick Beacon, for the well coordinated staff, organized to accommodate interests for the entire family with exhibits from the private-craft sector, the public-health interests and to expose local business to the general public in a fun-filled holiday festival.
    I enjoyed the day very much and am looking forward to next year.
    How about a spring one?
    M&M Ceramics
    Marie Hackbart

  • God speaks to those who listen

    To the editor:
    Have you ever heard God speak to you? God spoke audibly to Moses in the Old Testament. The main way God speaks to us today is through his word, the Bible. If we neglect reading God’s word, we miss out in hearing from God.
    God’s word tells us how to go to heaven, how to make a decision and how to deal with suffering and death. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.

  • Congratulations to Beacon on 50th anniversary

    To the editor:
    Regretfully, I will be unable to attend the 50th-anniversary celebration of our hometown newspaper.
    The Brunswick Beacon has, as I hoped from the start, survived “the vicissitudes of an endeavor in which the mortality rate is unfortunately high the world over”—thus far. The mortality rate for print media has increased greatly, bringing down news organs much older than ours—and it is a source of pride that the Beacon endures.

  • Help us promote seat belt use with poster contest

    Week after week we here at the Beacon share news about things happening in our county. Far too often those stories include tales of lives lost, often on Brunswick County roadways.
    Some of those victims were not wearing seat belts. In some cases, emergency officials think seat belts may have saved lives.
    So far this year there have been 37 fatalities in crashes on Brunswick and nearby New Hanover County roads. Some of those victims were not wearing their seat belts.

  • Lure of Black Friday so enticing, it's set for Thursday

    I swanny, Black Friday Frenzy is bearing down on us again.

    Just when you thought you and all the other turkeys had to wait until Thanksgiving for the usual thick sheaf of newspaper ads offering sneak-peeks into Black Friday sales to be served, retail mavens this year have pulled some fast appetizers.

    Apparently, they’ve been accidentally-on-purpose “leaking” peeks to bargain-shopping websites like BradsDeals.com.

  • Yard sale reaps rewards

    To the editor:
    The Calabash Fire Department would like to thank all those in the community who helped with and supported its recent yard sale at the old fire department headquarters building.
    Community response was tremendous and the sale was a great success. All money raised will go toward furnishing the new headquarters building, which we hope will soon be under construction.
    Honey Shore
    Public Information Officer
    Calabash Fire Department

  • Signs weren’t bigoted

    To the editor:
    I just finished reading the letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 Brunswick Beacon, titled “Signs are offensive.”
    The writer lists four statements on political signs that he saw someone displaying near the Oysterfest. They are: “Are you a Maker 53% or a Taker 47%,” “I’ll take the Mormon over the Moron,” “Vote for the American in November” and “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go...Clint Eastwood.”