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Today's Opinions

  • Gore leaves lasting legacy

    It might have been easier for Edward Mannon Gore to simply live in the shadow of his father, who founded the town where he spent most of his life.

    Instead, Ed Gore chose to not only build upon the legacy of Mannon C. Gore, but also leave his own mark on Sunset Beach, Brunswick County and North Carolina.

    After graduating from what is now East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, the Longwood native served our county in the Air Force where he monitored Russian radio transmissions during the Cold War before returning home.

  • Hewett’s death a tragic ending to a sad story

    Any journalist with an ounce of compassion does not delight in reporting an event like the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett.

    Hewett’s story is familiar to most long-time residents. When he first became sheriff in 1994 at age 31, he was the youngest to be elected to the office in North Carolina. Hewett’s leadership heralded a new era for the sheriff’s office, which was stinging from Herman Strong’s resignation following his conviction on federal drug-smuggling and conspiracy charges.

  • Thank you firefighters, public servants

    To the editor:

    I came to work on the coldest morning of the year, only to see from a distance flashing lights in our parking lot and what appeared to be a Sunset Beach fire truck. As I approached, I wondered, “Oh no, hope our building is all right.”

  • Groin will interfere with natural flow

    To the editor:

  • Help save, protect cats

    To the editor:

    Thanks so much to all my friends and store owners who put up fliers, Sunset Beach police and the many new acquaintances I met who were so helpful when my housecat escaped recently. Bindi was not familiar with the area, so I was greatly relieved to find her frightened and much thinner after 15 days out in the freezing weather.

  • Lions Clubs assist diabetic students

    To the editor:

  • H2GO plant unnecessary

    To the editor:

    H2GO is planning to build a reverse osmosis water treatment plant on property in front of the Magnolia Greens/Waterford communities. Its argument is that using wells is superior to using the Cape Fear River, and wells are not subject to pollution, drought and potential disasters. We counter with the following:

  • Climate change is real issue