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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t be ashamed of the savior

    o the editor:
    We should share our faith that Jesus Christ died for our sins for our eternal life because He commanded us to. Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”

  • Donations make great gifts

    To the editor:
    Feeling the Christmas rush, but don’t know what to give your friend? They already have everything they need and most of what they want.
    So how about a donation to your favorite charity in their name? We have many local ones that need help, including animal rescue groups like RACE, SOAR and Paws-Ability.
    How about the men who pick up your trash every week? And don’t forget the newspaper delivery person, the post office delivery person, your dental hygienist, beautician and others who provide a service all year long.

  • Does political correctness now trump common sense, sanity and Christmas spirit?

    I am a pro-life Christian. Chances are, if you’ve ever read the words that usually occupy this space, you’ve probably already assumed as much. But I tend to steer clear of such topics.

    By their inherent nature, these topics also tend to be loaded topics, and one usually has little chance in persuading his or her readers to change his or her mind about his or her stance on life, so, like I said, I’ve found it’s best to avoid the subject.

  • Stay out of local politics

    To the editor:
    Responding to Mr. Lepsig, who said, “For 30-some years, I have had a second home on Sunset Beach.”
    I won’t question that, but records indicate your most recent acquisitions were in 2004-2005.
    How many days per year do you reside at your second home? Until Sunset Beach is your first home, leave the local politics to the local yokels (local resident of a rural place).

  • Ideas for old hospital building

    To the editor:
    You asked for any suggestions for how to utilize the old hospital. Well, for what it’s worth, here’s mine:
    I am a senior citizen. I recently moved here to be with my daughter. I was in hopes of finding a low-income housing development for seniors, but they are few and far between, and no one ever moves out if they do manage to get in. The only way to get in is if someone passes away.

  • Thanks for helping others in need

    To the editor:
    On Friday, Nov. 18, I was privileged to witness the overwhelming generosity of those living in Brunswick County toward their neighbors in need.

  • What makes a town?

    To the editor:
    What makes a town? Definitions describe an area in which residents earn their living through industry, commerce and public service with schools, churches and restaurants. A town is a community with strengths and support.
    The town of Carolina Shores does not meet that definition. Annexed neighborhoods remain separate. Residents of other towns say folks never stop arguing, and that our town is filled with rancor.

  • New BCC program should help more kids get to college

    We’re quite proud of our community college.
    Brunswick Community College has been an innovator in education. Through creative fundraising and knowledgable, visionary leaders, the institution of higher learning continues to grow.
    It offers courses for area students who may have otherwise missed out on a college opportunity or who could have been ill-prepared for life at a bigger university.