UPDATE 11/10/18: Since the launch of The Beacon in April 2018, our modus operandi has changed. The Beacon is exclusively the work product of Ann Sjoerdsma, a professional journalist and former attorney who has a 50-year history with Southern Shores that dates back to her childhood. Ann does the reporting, the writing, and the editing. She has a circle of advisers to whom she turns for counsel — among them, 2017 Town Council candidate Geri Sullivan — but not a 10-person advisory board, as was initially contemplated.
Since April, The Beacon has taken on an identity as a watchdog for the Town of Southern Shores and its property owners. The Beacon prides itself on its fact-based research and commentary and on its breaking-news reporting.
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