Today's Opinions

  • Sometimes you have to pay to park

    To the editor:

    In the Feb. 10 issue of The Brunswick Beacon, there were two letters to the editor and an opinion column titled, “Parking rules raising Sunset Beach sand,” pertaining to parking on Sunset Beach. 

    A concern discussed was that non-residents of Sunset Beach would have to pay a parking fee to park on the island. This is very puzzling to me. If I want to attend free outdoor concerts, festivals, etc., in downtown Greenville, S.C., I have to pay a parking fee. 

  • Get the facts before you sign petition

    To the editor:

    I’m writing about the petition being circulated at Sunset Beach to protest the acquisition of land for a park. 

    Few people have any facts, only the proposed price. Many of these people have not seen the artist’s rendition showing a veterans’ memorial and a band shell. 

  • Don’t price the public out of parking

    To the editor:

    Laura Lewis fails to make clear in her article on parking on the Sunset Beach island that it is mainland Sunset Beach residents who are trying to price the public off of the island. We on the island don’t use the public parking unless we are infirm. We walk and leave the parking for off-island visitors.

  • Doesn’t like NIMBY attitudes

    To the editor:

    I decided I should probably pay attention to all the hubbub concerning the parking and visitors to the “island” of Sunset Beach. It’s gotten great coverage this week by your writer, Laura Lewis. I got the information I needed as an infrequent beach user from Carolina Shores. 

  • Carolina Shores: No need for a gazebo

    To the editor:

    Just when one thought that the town of Carolina Shores’ elected officials had sunk to a new low of responsibility, they recently made a couple of decisions that lowers that negative bar even further.

    At their February meeting, they discussed firming the specs and entertaining bids for a gazebo costing approximately $13,000-15,000 to be constructed on town hall property. A gazebo? For what practicable purpose?

  • Thanks for help with princess ball

    To the editor:

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) would like to thank Brunswick County Parks and Recreation for partnering with us for the third annual Little Princess Ball on Feb. 5. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout from the community. More than 160 attended in Southport; 250 in Bolivia (sold out)–that’s more than 400 girls and men coming together to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

  • Doesn’t think port is what is needed

    To the editor:

    Apparently, the debate continues about the “benefits” of the proposed mega-port in Southport with the formation of two new groups supporting the project.

    Yes Port wants a feasibility study costing taxpayers, conservatively, $10 million, on top of the $40 million already spent on this misguided project. The Savannah River project feasibility study has been going on for more than 10 years and is currently at a cost of $40 million.

  • Sign Sunset Beach park petition

    To the editor:

    It is amazing and encouraging so many Sunset Beach residents have come forward to sign and help with our petition in opposition of the town purchasing property for a park. Maybe there is a silent majority that isn’t so silent anymore. 

    If you are interested, call Brian Blaine at 579-4019 or Gene Method at 575-4214.

    Brian Blaine

    Sunset Beach