Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Fair maps needed for fair elections

    To the editor:

    The U.S. Census requires states to redraw voting districts based on population numbers. In North Carolina, new maps are drawn by the party in power of the Legislature. Historically, both Democrats and Republicans have drawn the maps to benefit their own party’s chances of winning. This practice is gerrymandering.

  • Wear a poppy to honor our veterans

    By Gary Crowden 

    Guest Columnist

    Do you know how poppies became a symbol of recognition for service members who died on the battlefield and veterans in general? 

    Well, here is how it all started.

    The story of the poppy begins on a Belgium battlefield during World War I. At a field in Flanders, Belgium, a Canadian military physician, John McCrae, noticed how the poppies had sprung up around the crosses and graves.

  • Sunset Vision involvement not a conflict

    To the editor:

    At the May 6 Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, a presentation was given to the council on a proposed fitness trail that is being initiated and coordinated by the nonprofit group, Sunset Vision.

    This group has raised funds for previous projects to include the environmental sea turtle sculpture by the beach gazebo, the binoculars at the bird walk observation deck, bike racks and dog watering stations at the town park, etc. All projects benefit the town residents and its visitors.

  • BFA appreciates food drive efforts

    To the editor: 

    Brunswick Family Assistance thanks all of the volunteers who came out to the post office in Sunset Beach on Saturday, May 11, to help with the food drive.

    Volunteers were driving the postal routes and assisting the carriers by collecting bagged food. They were also stationed at the post office to assist the carriers as they returned from their routes.

    The food will be used in BFA’s emergency food pantry at both the Leland and Shallotte locations.