Today's Opinions

  • Make RO plant regional to expedite clean water

    To the editor:

    As I keep getting texts from the county telling me to conserve water because we don’t have enough, I can’t help but see the irony of millions of gallons of polluted water passing by in the Cape Fear, and two years into this crisis, we are no closer to clean water.

    Leland is finally on board with the RO plant but wants to own and operate it. Belville fears that Leland has delusions of grandeur and wants to own everything, including Belville.

    Here’s my solution, and I hope it gets serious consideration:

  • Spiritual gifts preserve God’s grace

    To the editor:

    Spiritual gifts are part of the very nature of God, given to us for Him to use to fulfill His purposes in our lives and on the Earth.

  • Welcoming asylum-seekers a plus for U.S.

    To the editor:

    Statistics show that roughly two million Americans die every year as compared to one million Americans born each year.

    There is much in the news these days about this falling birth rate in the U.S. There is also much in the news about immigrant families from Central America and South America seeking asylum in the United States. Might this be not a problem but, instead, a solution?

  • Duke reaps big dividends

    To the editor:

    Imagine you have $10,000 sitting idle in your bank account. You might invest it in the stock market where historic returns have averaged around 7 percent annually. Or you could trade that gas-guzzler in for a hybrid that will save you as much as $1,200 a year in fuel cost.

    How about upgrading your home appliances? Whatever you choose, you will likely get a reasonable return, but would you be able to turn that $10,000 into billions? Is it even possible?

  • Sunset Beach proposal merited a few questions

    To the editor:

    Kudos to the volunteers of Sunset Vision for their efforts in supporting Sunset Beach with their contributions to the town; not so much to a majority of our elected officials and town administrator.

    Councilman Corbett takes the podium and participates in a presentation that has budgetary implications for the residents he allegedly represents. He then takes his seat to vote in favor of the same proposal. Conflict? Perhaps. Dumb politics? Obvious. Was it not possible to present the proposal without Mr. Corbett’s direct involvement?

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 17-18, 2019

    May 17

    Peggy Lareen Williams, 50, of Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, arrested for disorderly conduct.

    May 18

    Kefron Cook, 37, of Westbrook Avenue, arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Kudos for response regarding Rouzer

    To the editor:

    It is almost always a pleasure to read opinions from local readers but few reveal truths as offered by Tom Sapp’s column in the May 2 issue of the Beacon. I urge everyone to read his column, “Responding to Rep. Rouzer’s 100 days of Democrats.”

    It occurred to me the voters of the 7th District voted last November and now reap any reward or pain their choice has caused. In this case the voters are routinely subjected to untruths and exaggerations as evidenced by Rouzer’s column.

  • From the Legislature

    Rep. Frank Iler

    District 17

    House Update

    From the Legislature 

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, the House was on a reduced schedule as the Senate worked on the budget.

    Some of our committees were still meeting, we began considering more Senate bills that had passed in that chamber and crossed over to ours, we passed a very important transportation bill and had visitors from back home.