Today's Opinions

  • Should be only bliss at Christmas

    To the editor:
    We will soon have another Christmas,
    One person removed all of the bliss.
    Adequate father figure, he did lack
    And rest of society, soon did attack.
    From 20 families, he just set free,
    Those meaning the world to you and me.
    So full of youth with very fine faces
    Caused death and each one disgraces.
    Deaths do represent his lonely life,
    Which was full of sorrow with strife.
    In all of society, he could never succeed.

  • What’s the message here?

    To the editor:
    Did anyone address the irony of having the first full-page inside cover ad in your Real Women of Brunswick County supplement an ad for a plastic surgeon?
    Carl Evanoff

  • Thank you

    To the editor:
    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people from St. John’s, Cedar Grove and the surrounding areas for your visits, calls, gifts and prayers during my recent hospital stay.
    It was a comfort to know that neighbors collected my mail and papers. Your kind deeds served as a source of inspiration for me.
    My stay could not have been made more pleasant at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. The doctors and staff were wonderful.
    I feel blessed to have friends like all of you. Again thank you and God bless.

  • Moves to watch government spending are good for town

    In this economy families must watch every penny they spend.
    Government must now, and always, do the same.
    Down in Calabash spending appears to be causing a rift on the town board.
    There is a clash among board members about how tax dollars are being spent.
    A recent disagreement has some board members calling for Mayor Mary Knight to be stripped of all of her powers.
    Others are calling it a witch-hunt.

  • People here love leaving doors unlocked as much as setting fires in yards

    You’ve got to lock your doors Brunswick County.

    The car, the house, the shed; all of them—it’s time.

    I’m not from here, but I’ve lived in North Carolina long enough to know you don’t want to hear this. North Carolinians love to leave the windows open and the doors unlocked almost as much as they love setting fires in their yards.

    But wherever I’ve lived in this state I have seen truly impressive strings of unforced breaking and entering reports.

  • Stay alert: Scammers up to no good

    Since 1993, dedicated volunteers have been working hard to help develop family and education support services for young children in our community.
    Each year, Smart Start of Brunswick County, implements programs to help young people excel in the classroom and out.
    Whether its providing childcare services, supporting pre-K partnerships or helping parents better understand what’s going on in their schools, Smart Start has proven to be a valuable tool for this community.

  • Thanks for help with Toy Run

    To the editor:
    A heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors, motorcyclists and classic car folks who helped with the Brunswick County’s 20th anniversary Toy Run.
    We took 112 children shopping at Walmart and spent more than $100 on each one on Saturday.
    We had about 150 motorcycles and classic cars attend. The winner of the John Deere mower and A-1 Hitch 5-foot-by-10-foot trailer was Shalene Reece from Southport.
    Walmart was wonderful in letting us use their parking area and having smiling cashiers checking out all the children.

  • Good support for Dickens Festival

    To the editor:
    Sincerest thanks to the Shallotte community, The Brunswick Beacon and sponsors for your support of the Charles Dickens Christmas Festival. Your outpouring of goodwill and cheer during two sunny, glorious days in Southport was absolutely wonderful.
    Our deepest appreciation to our performing arts and volunteer communities who contributed enormous time and talent and were at the heart of our first-ever Charles Dickens Festival.