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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for kindness

    To the editor:

    On Thanksgiving eve, our phone rang. The caller ID was a strange name. “Wrong number,” I thought. I answered it expecting an offer to make the rest of my life worry-free if only I would purchase XYZ product.

    When I answered, a male voice asked if he was speaking to me by name. I responded he was. The caller asked a shocking question, “Have you lost something of great value?”

  • Doesn’t like move of senior center

    To the editor:

    I am writing this letter regarding the relocation of the Shallotte Senior Citizens Center from its present location on Main Street in Shallotte to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

    It is not that we are opposed to the move in whole; it is the fact the move will prohibit some activities that are conducted and embraced by the current clientele of the center. 

  • ‘Blue Collar’

    To the editor:

    My view for the last few,

    was something common, not new.

    At one time considered successful,

    now pinching pennies to buy food.

    They flocked at the chance

    to make an extra dime.

    While the company they give their life 

    to

    takes advantage of their time.

    They stand in line,

    brown, white and black.

    Their food for the week donated by a 

    church,

    in a small but thoughtful paper sack.

  • Residents want to protect their island

    To the editor:

    My name and comments from a parking meeting at Sunset Beach were in a recent article written by Laura Lewis. 

    I think she missed the point I was trying to make. I am concerned about the negative effect paid parking will have on residents, renters and guests. 

    Why take residential streets and turn them into parking lots? It is difficult enough to back out of your driveway. It would be more difficult with parked cars blocking your view. 

  • Shop here at home

    The holiday shopping season is here and many Brunswick County residents who are feeling the crunch from a difficult economy are looking for gift deals.

    If you’re out shopping this season, do your best to try to shop right here at home. Brunswick County has plenty of small business owners who offer everything from unique clothing and accessories to home goods, furniture, electronics and more.

  • Don’t drink and drive

    This past Sunday, a 20-year-old Bolivia man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on N.C. 133 near Belville.

    Investigators believe high speed, failure to use seat belts and alcohol are all factors that may have contributed to the wreck that killed Anthony Burgess. 

    The driver, Efird Johnson, 26, of Bolivia, now faces criminal charges.

    While families across this community plan to celebrate the holiday season, it will be a time of mourning and sadness for the families and friends of these two young men.

  • Programs such as Head Start help kids get an early start on learning

    We’ve had several stories and editorials lately about how many people in our community need help especially during the holidays.

    This isn’t something new. There have always been people in our community who need a little extra assistance, especially families this time of year.

    It reminds me to count my blessings because I was one of those kids myself. 

  • Cyber Monday girl not up for the hassle that is Black Friday

    I have always loved to watch game shows on TV, but I never expected to find myself in a real-life version.

    One of my favorites was always “Supermarket Sweep.” Three teams took turns to guess the price of items and win 10 seconds to build up a lengthy sweep time. The big sweep, as it was called, was a free-for-all, where one person from each team tried to fill his or her shopping cart with the most expensive items in hopes of having the highest grocery bill at the end.