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Today's Opinions

  • New area church welcomes others

    To the editor:

    After five years of continued prayer, work and planning, members of the area’s Grand Strand Byzantine Catholic Fellowship now have a place to call their own. The small but faithful group of regulars come from Brunswick and Horry counties. The new Byzantine Mission is the first in this area and although still a work in progress, it is on South Carolina’s Highway 90. 

  • Where is the grant money now?

    To the editor:

    It is confusing and frustrating. Now [Sunset Beach] councilmen Lou DeVita and Bob Bobinski are hoping for new grant money again. 

    I thought they wanted to buy the land without grant money? Someone better tell them Uncle Sam is broke and to devote their energy to cut the overstaffing and excessive salaries at town hall.

  • Teeth gritting, jaw clenching and mental coin tossing my way to the polls

    As a journalist, I take my right to vote seriously. 

    It would be hypocritical to be involved with issues of newsprint dedicated to telling candidates’ stories, challenging contenders, sponsoring forums and encouraging people to vote and then not go out and vote myself.

    So I do my part to show up at the polls each Election Day. I thought about doing early voting this year, but I think there’s something more exciting about going to the polls on Election Day.

  • Bomb threats are serious and should be treated as such

    Last week two Brunswick County Academy students were arrested for their alleged role in a bomb threat last Thursday at the school. Charges are pending against three other juveniles.

    The threat, the sixth for the school district this school year, is being taken seriously, and the associated punishment is—and should be—reflective of that.

    Bomb threats are not pranks. When a threat is received by school or law enforcement officials, a series of events swing into place to analyze the potential harm.

  • So much good news taking place at Brunswick County Schools

    Everywhere I turned last week, good news seemed to follow.

    I love visiting schools, and I love good news, so last week was a win-win. Covering the education beat definitely keeps me busy, but I always tell teachers to let me know of any events going on at the school. If my schedule will allow time, I’ll be there. From class projects to student accomplishments, I cover them all.
    Last week was no different. In less than two days, I spent time at three different schools in the county and was equally impressed with what was going on inside.

  • News spin-meisters strike again

    The one-year anniversary meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores two weeks ago kicked off just like a party.

    It was an anniversary celebration, after all, with members of the political action committee feeling and looking festive.

    Everyone who moseyed through the door of the big meeting room at the Calabash fire station was greeted with big smiles and cheery how-dos—even the one-person media in attendance, also known as me.

  • Remember the past when you go to vote

    To the editor:

    Voters of Brunswick County, by Wednesday of next week we will have seen another election if the good Lord God Almighty allows. And this election seems to be more national than local.

    However, I want to call your attention to a situation that happened last year in our county, Brunswick County.

  • Election will impact all of us

    To the editor:

    With issues such as redistricting, money in elections, and the economy before us, the outcome of this election, no matter who wins, will impact each of our lives. That is why it is so important for all of us to cast our vote.