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Today's Opinions

  • Hypocrisy reigns on in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Sunset Beach Pro Tem Mayor Benton, lead spokesperson for councilmen Corbett and Nern, has requested that I should resign for exposing the town’s failure to self-report as indicated in the “No Conflict of Interest” certificate required for the dredging grant. The operative words are potential [for], appearance [of] and financial interest. This matter is now being questioned by the state.

  • Dredging deserves citizen input

    To the editor:

    I’ve enjoyed coming to Sunset Beach for over 30 years and have owned several properties on the island. Because I will soon move here permanently, I follow with great interest the shenanigans at the town council meetings.

    Despite what the mayor says, disrupting the local marshes and wetlands with dredging is not only a terrible idea but also a criminal act. These fish nurseries need to remain undisturbed if we want to keep the oceans alive.

  • Market project aims to help children

    To the editor:

    Shoppers attending the Sunset Beach Summer Market will notice that Pure Markets is now sponsoring the “Be KIND” project that will directly benefit Brunswick County schoolchildren. Items such as matted prints will be available for a donation. At last year’s Holiday Markets, $1,400 was raised during our “Giving Tree” initiative for the student fund at West Brunswick High School. Because of this success, the idea of the “Be KIND” project was initiated and will continue throughout the season.

  • Sunset Beach tax hike a scam

    To the editor:

    I have read with interest and dismay the Beacon’s reports on the town of Sunset Beach budget process. It is apparent from those reports that the town intends to raise the tax rate from 15 cents to 16 cents and the fire fee another 5 percent after a whopping increase last year.

  • Voters reap Rouzer routine

    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.

  • Petition seeks court review of Calabash development

    To the editor:

    I have filed a petition in Brunswick County Superior Court asking the court to review the decision of the town of Calabash to grant a conditional use permit to Woda Cooper Development Inc. for the development of a 60-unit, three-story, multi-building apartment complex on Thomasboro Road in Calabash with its entrance across from Harbor Drive.

  • Attacks on Barr uncalled for

    To the editor:

    I would like to state for the record that Attorney General William Barr is a man of impeccable character, honesty and integrity and he has the superior legal intellect to make credible judgments regarding the current investigations in Washington, D.C., in a totally fair and strictly unbiased manner.

    I know this because when I was working for the FBI, I served as a member of his protection detail in 1990-92, for which I was assigned to 24-hour complete protective responsibility.

  • How do we spot an illegal immigrant?

    To the editor:

    Just finished the May 2 edition of your fine paper. I always read the editorial page, including letters to the editor, to learn what people are talking about in the community.

    I was particularly interested in the letter from John Mason, and it brought to mind a question maybe Mr. Mason can answer. The letter was almost silent on this.

    Mr. Mason says that if the suspected illegal immigrant speaks little English, he/she is an illegal immigrant.