Today's Opinions

  • Save our battleship

    With every passing day, we lose more and more World War II veterans, members of our nation’s greatest generation. Now, we are in danger of losing our state’s monument to them and others who lost their lives in that war.

  • Sunset Beach officials raise reasonable doubts

    All residents of Brunswick County — including elected officials — have the right to voice their opinions on matters that affect their way of life. When the public cannot discern whom its elected officials are representing, however, it raises legitimate questions about potential conflicts of interest. Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill and Mayor Ron Watts have found themselves the subject of such questions in the past month.

  • Senate Bill 369 bad for Brunswick County

    Maybe the loss of privilege licenses will not affect the bottom line of Brunswick County’s municipalities much, but Senate Bill 369 certainly will if it should become law.

  • Local economy making comeback

    It appears the economic recovery in Brunswick County is gaining momentum based on construction projects in progress.

  • Superintendent search for show

    Congratulations to Les Tubb, who has become Brunswick County Schools’ 10th superintendent in 30 years after serving in an interim capacity twice in five years.

  • Coroner’s office bill warrants explanation

    Every county in North Carolina has either a coroner or a medical examiner, though most by now employ the latter. Brunswick County is not among them, with Greg White having served as our coroner for the past 30 years.

  • Take action to reduce fire risk

    To report a single fire death during the course of a winter is terrible. To report five of them in less than 48 hours is beyond horrific, especially because four victims in the five fires reported in five days last week were members of a Supply family that included a 3-year-old boy and his pregnant mother.

    Compounding that tragedy is the fact their mobile home had no smoke detectors. We will never know if having one would have saved their lives, but we know it would have increased their chances of survival.

  • Homelessness demands coordinated approach

    Loss of income, a loved one or health — any one of them can drive anyone from his or her home at any time. More often than not, advocates say, it is a combination of these factors that contributes to the homelessness of too many people in our county.
    No one takes pride in being homeless; in fact, pride often prevents those who need help the most from seeking it. But perhaps the most important point they — the homeless and those who speak out on their behalf — would like to share is this: Do not make the mistake of thinking it could never happen to you.