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Today's Opinions

  • Gun violence requires intelligence

    To the editor:

    Can we have an intelligent conversation without basing decisions on emotion when it comes to gun violence? My opinion is based on almost 40 years in law enforcement, 10 as a chief.

    Bans don’t work. We banned heroin and cocaine in the 1920s. We see how that has worked out.

  • Plain and simple, ban AK-47 rifle sales

    To the editor:

    Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson said it best: “Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in, until it explodes.”

    The events of this past weekend have sickened me. Congress uses the excuse over and over of mental illness to cloak the real issue. That issue is the legal sale of AK 47 rifles in our country. That rifle should be banned from public sale and only be used by our military. Plain and simple!

    Carolyn Breeyear-Jenks

    Ocean Isle Beach

  • County ‘levelheaded’ on offshore energy

    To the editor:

    There’s much praise to go around following a report that the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners continues to maintain its neutral stance on offshore energy.

  • Is life just a test?

    To the editor:

    I believe that life is a test to see who wants to be with God and an opportunity to use the gifts he has given us.

    (Psalms 11:4-7) The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain snares; fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup. For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face.

  • Old white guys — the problem?

    To the editor:

    I read with some amazement the letter from an Ocean Isle Beach resident declaring our problem to be Donald Trump and all the “old white guys” making up the bulk of Congress. The solution was for all the white guys to quit and let the “next generation” take over!

  • Old white guys are the problem

    To the editor:

    I love this country.

    I find myself becoming completely disheartened these days. The constant lies, racism and disinformation have become a daily event and from the person we have asked to lead us into the future. 

  • Shallotte should make whole town look great

    To the editor:

    I am writing with regard to the article in the July 18 Beacon regarding “Shallotte board OKs veterans park plan.” In that article it mentions planning director Robert Waring providing updates on nuisance regulations and what residents can be fined for. While I am all about keeping Shallotte clean and beautiful, I must ask then why don’t they live up to their end of the bargain for their taxpayers?

  • Calabash should admit mistake

    To the editor:

    On April 4, the town of Calabash held a hearing and granted a permit to Woda Cooper Development to build a 60-unit apartment complex on 4.25 acres in the business district. Mayor Knight stated that the hearing was not for the purpose of rezoning.