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Today's Opinions

  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

    To the editor: I have recently read your article on the attempt to restructure the administration of Carolina Shores by its board of commissioners. I understand the vote was three in favor, one opposed and one abstention.

  • Concerned about state budget cuts

    To the editor: Please go to the Web site www.autismsocietync.com to read the blog and information about proposed HHS budget cuts. I would like to encourage others to contact our state representatives and our governor to protest these budget cuts.

    I will remain optimistic that these cuts will not be pushed through. Children are our future. We need to provide all the services and help we can to ensure a bright future for our children.

  • Doesn't like all-star selection

    To the editor: This is pertaining to the selection of players in minor and major league Dixie Youth All-Stars.

    At the end of this year, some of those chosen were sons of coaches or possibly sponsors of the team, and it showed. Quality 12-year-old players who have hit home runs and played every position on the field with intensity and enthusiasm are sitting home discouraged about the effort they put in this season because they were not selected and were replaced by players who are 11 years old and not as qualified and have not played all the games this season.

  • Government too involved in private industry

    To the editor: Czar this. Czar that. The federal government is becoming much too involved in private industry. How much should a custodian, engineer, secretary, CEO, etc., be paid? What type of vehicles should be manufactured?

  • Thanks for help with student program

    To the editor: With the close of another school year, I’d like to take the time to thank our supporting businesses in Brunswick County.

    The Occupational Course of Study program within Brunswick County Schools offers specialized instruction for students with disabilities that combine functional academics and 900 hours of work experience to earn a N.C. diploma. Without our local supporting businesses, this would not be possible.

  • Action needed against North Korea

    To the editor: For years the United Nations has had multiple resolutions passed against North Korea from its withdrawal from the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty to economic sanctions.

    With North Korea, words of threats mean nothing to them, got it? Nada, zip. The leader of North Korea is quick to threaten and also demonstrate his threats by means of testing his weapons. Anyone been watching the news lately? Two atomic tests.

  • Petition has already sparked change

    To the editor: After attending the recent public meetings at Carolina Shores Town Hall, I am convinced of the following: (1) the move to a council-manager system has not been thoroughly discussed among commissioners (two have publicly acknowledged a need for further study), and (2) the citizens of Carolina Shores have not been given ample opportunity to either learn what is being proposed, learn the consequences of this change or have a say in whether or not this is the way they want to proceed.

  • Professional, kind staff eases mom's worries about son's surgery

    Having surgery is never a walk in the park--worry and anxiety plague you until the day arrives. However, when it’s your child who’s having surgery, you can multiply your worry and anxiety times 100, and know you will be sitting on pins and needles until the doctor comes out to tell you he or she is ready.

    When I went to my son’s pre-op appointment at Brunswick Community Hospital, I was already terrified. He was scheduled to have his tubes replaced in both ears. The surgery was one week away, but talking about it made my eyes tear up and my voice crack.