Today's Opinions

  • Park statement laughable

    To the editor:
    Ref: Sunset Park in Towns section of latest Beacon.
    I just finished reading the latest edition of the Beacon. I must admit I had to read the article about the Sunset Beach park three times to believe what I was reading.
    It is well known that Mayor Rich Cerrato has opposed the park from its inception. His statement, “keeping the area as green as possible, because we don’t know what the use of this facility is going to be. Every time I drive by, I don’t see anyone in there,” is laughable.

  • Help others this Thanksgiving

    To the editor:
    Do you know where you’ll be eating your Thanksgiving dinner?
    Chances are there’s a needy family in your community who doesn’t know if they’ll be eating dinner at all on Thanksgiving or the days that follow.
    There are many Americans who wake up in the morning and don’t know if they’ll get enough to eat. You can help change that.

  • ‘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.