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Today's Opinions

  • Can you hear Darwin?

    To the editor: If you are one who believes in evolution you should listen to Darwin calling out from the grave saying, “my theory is not true.”

    He says, “I told you if it could be demonstrated any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive, slight modifications, my (Darwin’s) theory would absolutely break down.”ee(Darwin in The Origin of Species 6th edition)

  • Foster kids program needs volunteers

    To the editor:

    If you watched the Lifetime TV movie “America” recently, you are aware of the many challenges and obstacles our Brunswick County foster youth face. They will face even more challenges when they age out of the system and are no longer receiving services and support.

  • Good annexation example

    To the editor:

    I congratulate Shallotte’s recent and proper use of annexation of the Wildwood Village property; not by force, but by request. This is the way it should be done statewide. In this case, the people affected actually had a voice.

    Marie Howell

    Rowan County

  • Taking away our rights?

    To the editor:

    Our new Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing the ban on the sale of assault weapons to U.S. citizens be reinstated. He cites the fact Mexico is complaining guns are getting into the hands of gangs as the reason, while ignoring the huge arms traffic business in the rest of the world.

    Mr. President, where in the Constitution does it say America should pass laws at the request of other nations that will take away the rights of our citizens?

    Chris Jacobson

    Supply

  • Supports planetarium, museum

    To the editor:

    You asked us, the readers, to find the best of everything in Brunswick County, and there’s no better time than this to

    expound on the cultural, educational and entertaining value that is brought to our county through our Ingram

    Planetarium and Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    I have been a volunteer since we moved to Sunset Beach five years ago and I continue to be so very proud of all the programs these two entities have to offer our area.

  • March is Red Cross month

    To the editor:

    Across the United States, March is recognized as American Red Cross Month.

    As one of the nation’s best-known humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross has been at the forefront of helping Americans prevent, prepare for and respond to large and small disasters for more than 127 years nationally, and more than 100 years locally.

  • Interrupting these programs for a Lenten intervention

    Laura Lewis

    The cartoon in my New Yorker desk diary this week is supposed to be funny, as are most New Yorker cartoons.

    “I’m giving up Google for Lent,” a woman announces to her husband as he’s cruising the computer in the depiction.

    Actually, it is funny. But it also correlates with what I’m seriously trying to do this week by giving up television.

  • Be an informed citizen; share input when solicited

    Calabash residents and business owners have been fired up lately about the current Unified Development Ordinance being reviewed by Calabash commissioners.

    In several public meetings business owners have claimed regulations set forth in the UDO are unfair. There have been complaints about everything from how the document was produced to the details inside it.

    The UDO, if approved in its current form, would affect everything from eliminating rooftop signs in the town’s commercial district to requiring more uniform design policies throughout.