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Today's Opinions

  • Kudos to Ocean Isle

    To the editor: Kudos to Ocean Isle Beach for the spectacular pansies around the roundabout and at the entrance to the bridge.

  • One world, one government?

    To the editor: The Bible declares in Revelation before the Lord brings seven years of great tribulation to the earth for all who sin, there will be one world government and one world church. There is plenty of evidence these things are coming quickly—especially one world government.

    The European Union had been established. A North American Union (U.S., Mexico and Canada) is in the works behind the scenes, the United Nations is being given more sovereignty over nations and world leaders are seriously discussing a one-world currency.

  • Wanted local tea party

    To the editor:

    I was disappointed I could not find a “tea party” in the Shallotte area on April 15. I still want to “dunk” my tea bag in protest.

    Blair Guker

    Shallotte

  • Causes of the economic dilemma

    To the editor:

    People with poor credit and creditors making poor credit decisions have caused our economic dilemma.

    We with good credit are paying the price. What you need to do is refinance the houses of the top 25 percent of the credit market (especially those on fixed incomes) and lower their mortgage rate by 1 percent for free.

    We deserve a break, being we are the ones having to pay for everyone else’s poor credit and poor credit decisions.

  • Reduce vacation-booking risks

    To the editor:

    Vacation home rental management companies in the Southport-Oak Island area of North Carolina are applauding the latest efforts of insurance companies to work with the general public to reduce their risk in early bookings of vacation home rentals at the beach.

    In response to their customers, select trip insurance providers have decreased the minimum employment time requirement from five years to one year. Trip insurance is purchased at the time of booking for a nominal fee based on total rental cost.

  • County should re-evaluate commuting compensation

    In light of revenue shortfalls and budget deficits, we’re wondering how Brunswick County Commissioners can justify tossing $20,000 in the air and allowing it to land in the pockets of five department heads in the form of “commuting stipends.”

  • Toddler unfortunately learns how to use cell phone at early age

    I often hear parents talking about how their son or daughter has racked up a huge cell phone bill from excessive calling and texting. I even heard one parent say a child had sent 30,000 text messages in a month.

    Well, my son has yet to send 30,000 texts in a month, but he can text and call people. He’s even managed to access the mobile Web feature on my phone. While I have yet to get an astronomical phone bill, I know it’s just a matter of time. After all, he’s already figured this much out at the tender age of 18 months.

  • Elected officials should read documents before voting for or against issues

    After the hurried passage of the Stimulus Bill, Americans became aware of just how quickly Congress was passing bills members may not have gotten around to reading before voting on them.

    The sheer volume of the 1,000-plus page behemoth bill indicated no one had ample time to digest or even read the bill before the fever of ayes ensued in both Houses. But the Stimulus Bill was not the first bill rushed through Congress and, unfortunately, probably won’t be the last.