Today's Opinions

  • Loss of a neighbor at the beach

    To the editor:
    My family and I bought a home in Ocean Isle Beach in 2000 after leaving North Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a more family and quiet atmosphere.
    The home we purchased, on Scotland Street, could not have been more of a picture-perfect fit with year-round residents like Bud and Katie Wallace to our left. They have not only been neighbors, but have become good friends and have helped my family build fond memories of the beach during the last 12 years.

  • Going for a spin?

    To the editor:
    Is this spin or just lies?
    Obama avoids question on requests for help in Libya, and four Americans die.
    Obama ad uses children to sing that Romney will let people “just die and kill polar bears.”
    This just smells of desperation.
    John Battaglia

  • Restaurant to the rescue when Sandy rains out beach wedding plans

    It was supposed to be a dream wedding for Natalie Gilbert and her fiancé Jeremy Palin.

    Then a lil’ol, I mean big ol’, hurricane named Sandy interfered.

    Hickory resident Cindy Williams, aunt of the bride-to-be, said they’d never dreamed a hurricane would descend like an uninvited guest and try to crash their plans.

    The Indiana couple had been planning their Ocean Isle Beach ceremony for months.

  • Watch for trick-or-treaters next week

    Throughout Brunswick County people are gearing up for next week’s night of tricks and treats.
    In anticipation of next Wednesday’s Halloween activities, many people both old and young are finalizing plans for their Halloween costumes. Jack-o-lanterns are being carved and in many homes spooky decorations have been hung.
    As you prepare for the night of fun, it’s a good time to focus on safety.

  • Beacon kudos

    To the editor:
    My husband and I would like to congratulate you all on an awesome job with The Brunswick Beacon. We enjoy reading it every week.
    We learn more of what is going on in Brunswick County from The Brunswick Beacon than from any other news media. We especially cannot believe the great pictures on the sports pages. The photographer(s) should be commended on the fabulous pictures. We have been to quite a few places and we have never seen pictures like those in the Beacon’s sports section. Kudos!

  • Seniority outweighs newbie

    To the editor:
    Amid all the pre-election screeching, if we could let common sense enter for just a brief moment, let’s take a look at U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre and his 16 years in the House of Representatives, and Sen. David Rouzer, who hopes to become a freshman representative.
    To use an education metaphor, McIntyre has his master’s and is working on his doctorate, while Rouzer would be, well, a freshman.

  • Park costs on right path

    To the editor:
    When I returned home last week, I was surprised to find Mr. Satterfield’s letter concerning the town’s park and the old hack about its early estimated cost (a ballpark number for planning purposes only based on a concept plan) of $1.2 million.

  • McIntyre’s the one

    To the editor:
    Which congressman knows us and has represented our interest well every year, not just election year?
    Don’t forget who was instrumental in getting VA medical clinics in Supply and Wilmington. No more drives to Fayetteville.
    Don’t forget who has established local constituent services offices to provide direct access to our representative. If you have an issue, this is your local interface.
    Don’t forget who understands our local economy and is supportive to beach, tourism and other local issues.