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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • You decide: What’s the best timing for valuing property?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Recently, Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four years.

    The change has created some confusion as well as claims the move is a veiled way of increasing taxes.

    To fully understand why the change happened and what its implications are, we need to first step back and review property taxes.

  • Thrift shop volunteers offer time, great customer service skills

    To the editor:

    In addition to offering school assistance for students, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County operates three thrift shops throughout the county. Donating and shopping at CIS thrift shops supports the local economy, gives customers great deals, and supports a good cause all at the same time. Every donation is rewarded with a tax receipt to benefit the donor’s income taxes and the money from each purchase goes back in to CIS programs helping students in Brunswick County stay in school.

  • Make Taste of Calabash annual event

    To the editor:

    My husband and I attended the Taste of Calabash on April 16, and we thought the organizers and volunteers did a fantastic job! The Brunswick Beacon also did a great job covering this event with plenty of photos.

  • Pray for Brazil

    To the editor:

    Brazil has had a mighty evangelical revival in recent years, bringing millions to Christ. It has also had a great economic revival that has made it the seventh-largest economy in the world. Recently the nation has been hit with corruption scandals that have touched the highest levels of government impacting the economy and bringing hardship on the whole nation.

  • Library hosts high-quality artist program

    To the editor:

    Hickmans Crossroads Library recently sponsored an amazing artist named Adam Miller.

    Known as “one of the great autoharpists and folksinger of our time,” “a true folk gem” and “a national treasure,” Miller regaled the audience with tales and tunes ranging from ancient Ireland to contemporary Appalachia. Old and young alike were thoroughly entertained.

  • Clarifying CRA

    To the editor:

    I’ll let letter to the editor writers Thomas McGrath and James P. Moore Jr. argue about who is the better Democrat or Republican, but after more than 30 years in the banking and bank regulation business, I can assure you the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) does not state “work history, credit scores and income and loan history could no longer be considered when determining the approval of a loan.”

    Nothing in the CRA dictates mortgage underwriting standards.

    Debra Harwood

    Calabash