Today's Opinions

  • Fine is trash in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but Councilman Wilson Sherrill is the only Sunset Beach board member who voted against the ridiculous trash can fine.
    Thank you, Mr. Sherrill.
    Karen Joseph, Bob Bobinski and Carol Scott voted in favor of this fine on us. What a telling example of over-reach into our lives.
    Ann Hawkins
    Sunset Beach

  • Pease was appointed, not elected

    To the editor:
    Correct me if am wrong, but I believe on Jan. 26, 2010, the Shallotte Board of Aldermen appointed Michael Pease as alderman for the town of Shallotte.
    Why are citizens of Shallotte being misled by his re-election signage indicating he is up for re-election?
    Simply put, all of his signs should read, “elect Michael Pease.”
    Karyn Hart

  • Supports Williams in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:
    I am supporting Mike Williams for Sunset Beach Town Council in the upcoming November election.
    I know Mike has conservative values he will instill when carrying out important and necessary town business.
    Mike has a solid reputation as a civic leader, has owned and operated a successful small business and is a staunch member of Seaside United Methodist Church.

  • Should your money be used for a park?

    To the editor:
    Letters to the editor, email responses to one letter printed in the Beacon and a myriad of telephone contacts indicate many respondents do not want the town of Carolina Shores-sponsored park.
    The Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores (CCCS) unitedly have pushed this park and view it as a town “uniter.” How absurd.
    Residents from subdivisions who now fail to use the central recycle center and attend town meetings are highly unlikely to come to a town hall park to use the walking trail, play bocce or socialize.

  • We like Mike!

    To the editor:
    We have known Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Mike Williams for the past several years through his work at our church, Seaside United Methodist. He serves as a trustee, head usher and as co-chair of the successful country fair, which raised $60,000 for the community.
    Not only am I impressed with how much Mike cares for his church and community, but how hard he works for both.

  • Get it together, Carolina Shores

    To the editor:
    I must have been on a space mission when the poll was conducted to discuss the need for a community special events area.
    We obviously need an area in which to conduct public executions. I am sure we could erect pillories and stocks to humiliate minor transgressions. We would obviously have to excavate a dunking pond.
    I am sure the current town employees can clear an area of flammable bushes and trees so we can burn witches, heretics and dissident residents of Carolina Shores at the stake.

  • The face of foreclosure followup

     The phone calls and inquiries continue to come in so I thought it might be a good time to update Beacon readers on the story of the Hollenbeck family who lost their home to foreclosure.

    In August the Beacon brought you their story that compelled readers from all over to reach out a helping hand. The Hollenbecks lost their home in June to foreclosure and moved into tarps set up on their Brunswick County property. Bruce is a Gulf War veteran, and Adrienne is in need of a liver transplant.

  • Creative solutions are needed for unemployment rates

    With a county unemployment rate near 11 percent, we were hopeful Brunswick County would soon announce it was going to be home to the ever-secret “Project Soccer,” a manufacturing business that could have created some 1,000 jobs for the area.
    On Tuesday, however, we learned it was most likely “Project Soccer” was going to head south into South Carolina.
    It’s a disappointing possibility for the entire community, especially those who are finding it nearly impossible to find steady, good-paying jobs in this economic downturn.