• Animal cruelty is a people problem

    To the editor:

    Regarding the tragic story of Pearl the cat, this was a sickening, barbaric and inexcusable violent crime.

    Those who care about animals should be aware there is a direct correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence that has been documented through research across various academic disciplines. If there is animal cruelty occurring within a family, there is a good chance people are being abused also, including intimate partners, children/babies and/or the elderly.

  • Sexual identity is essential

    To the editor:

    They are sick, if indeed sincere, and are in desperate need of help. I am referring to those who claim they are of the sex opposite to that evident by their physiological constitution. I am not a medical doctor, but I am also not stupid. When a person believes and claims they are really members of the opposite sex, ab utero, or whenever, something serious and very dangerously wrong is going on.

  • Thank you for BFA food drive

    To the editor:

    Brunswick Family Assistance would like to say thank you to long-time volunteer Molly Dupree and all her neighbors in the Seascape Community for conducting a food drive that collected more than 1,600 pounds of food for BFA’s food pantry.

    Donations such as this are critical to our food pantry and the families BFA serves.

    Thank you, Seascape!

    Stephanie Bowen, BFA program manager


  • Securing legally certified deed makes sense

    To the editor:

    Banks require a legally certified deed and title insurance before granting a loan. If there were a problem with this request, every bank in Brunswick County would be up to its eyebrows in lawsuits.

  • Three Sunset Beach council members miss voters’ message

    To the editor:

    In regard to the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting to consider requiring a legally certified deed before granting a building permit: Listening to the recording of the meeting, it seems to me several council members deliberated and discussed this issue outside the public venue. In fact, it appeared a majority agreed before the meeting on a course of action. This would be contrary to North Carolina Open Meetings requirements.

  • Happy National Hospital Week

    To the editor:

    National Hospital Week celebrates individuals who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope — from providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world.

  • Consider all factors of any law

    To the editor:

  • Home is where the heart is

    To the editor:

    Home is where the heart is. I never fully understood what that meant until recently.

    When my father, Randal Brown, moved to Brunswick County in the early ‘90s, he told me he had found his home and he would never leave. He had a gypsy soul and never lived anywhere long, so I didn’t believe him. I was wrong. When he passed away last month, he did so at his home in Shallotte and was buried under a tree there.

  • Cause and effect of policy

    To the editor:

    In 1980 while running for president, Ronald Reagan said government is the problem and vowed to “starve the beast” and repeal FDR’s New Deal.

    We have been at war for 15 years. The $600 billion F-35 program is 20 years old; deliveries will be another trillion dollars of debt.

    Fox is airing stories about a lack of spare parts for the Marine Corps, without saying, waiting for the F-35. A No New Tax pledge approved by Reagan 35 years ago, in 2016, is signed by 259 GOP congressmen, including our David Rouzer.

  • Take time to notice: Volunteer appreciation

    To the editor:

    It takes a generous person to offer time, concern and commitment to brighten the life of a child. Community volunteers contribute to and support many programs offered by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.

    CIS was founded on the belief that “it’s relationships, not programs that change children.” The difference our volunteers make in the life of a child never goes unnoticed.