Today's Opinions

  • Commissioners got a raise, too

    To the editor:
    Re: “Commissioners approve one-time bonuses for county employees” in last week’s edition.
    Beacon staff writer Caroline Curran informed the public the commissioners unanimously voted to spend more than $1 million on bonuses for county employees. What this article failed to mention is these “public servants” also unanimously voted themselves $1,000 each, the same amount the full-time employees received who were on the job before Jan 1, 2011.

  • Thanks for a great OIB flotilla

    To the editor:
    Last weekend, we sat on our backyard deck with several of our friends and neighbors and watched the Ocean Isle Beach flotilla.
    Everyone was surprised at how professional every boat looked, and how well organized the program was.
    I do not know who organized this flotilla, or who the participants were, but some people put in a lot of time getting this all together, and every participant had to have spent a lot of painstaking hours getting these boats ready for this event.

  • Inadvertently or not, commissioners pulled one over on the public

    At their Nov. 21 meeting, Brunswick County commissioners approved a one-time bonus for county employees.
    While they commended employees for hard work, commissioners were mum on saying those bonuses also included payments to each and every one of them.
    That’s right, the same board taxpayers expressed frustration with last year for pocketing $50 each time they attended a meeting—and some of them attended lots of “meetings”— gave themselves a nice thousand-dollar cash bonus for the work they’ve done.

  • Sherrill is a good man, public servant

    To the editor:
    This is in response to Mr. Lepsig, who said, “Mr. Sherrill…may have showed his true and honest feelings toward the people he represents.”

  • What’s happening to our money?

    To the editor:
    As Nov. 30 (the end of the official hurricane season) has passed, we in Brunswick County can be thankful that again there was no significant property damage this year due to storms. In fact, it has been quite some time since a major storm had a considerable impact in Brunswick County.

  • Thanks for supporting band

    To the editor:
    On Sunday, Dec. 4, many of you attended our holiday concert, “Celebrate the Season!” and we can’t thank you enough. You were a fabulous audience and we enjoyed performing for you.

  • Don’t be ashamed of the savior

    o the editor:
    We should share our faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins for our eternal life because He commanded us to. Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”

  • Donations make great gifts

    To the editor:
    Feeling the Christmas rush, but don’t know what to give your friend? They already have everything they need and most of what they want.
    So how about a donation to your favorite charity in their name? We have many local ones that need help, including animal rescue groups like RACE, SOAR and Paws-Ability.
    How about the men who pick up your trash every week? And don’t forget the newspaper delivery person, the post office delivery person, your dental hygienist, beautician and others who provide a service all year long.