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Today's Opinions

  • A silver anniversary not to be missed

    Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since the Brunswick Little Theatre first staged a play in Brunswick County, and the community theater has been going strong ever since.

    Our county is lucky to have a talented “theater rat” like Stuart Callari, who got the group off the ground in 1983, directing “Brigadoon” at Hatch Auditorium.

    The Southport native and theater major was definitely in her element, directing all the group’s plays while it was still known as “The Brunswick Players” and performing at Hatch.

  • It's refreshing to see Brunswick through newcomers' eyes

    I love the people and places of Brunswick County. As a relative newcomer myself, I’m just now getting the chance to give tours to family and friends around this place I call home.

    With great weather officially here and the ocean waters warmed up, I have a list of people who are salivating at the chance to come down and visit. I’d like to think the lure of my company is what brings them here, but in reality, I understand the chance for a getaway to warm weather, sandy beaches and the ocean probably beckons a bit more than my inability to cook.

  • If your goal is to have a college degree, don't put it off

    The girls wore white dresses under their Carolina blue gowns and gathered at the old well.

    They posed for photographs wearing mortarboards and offered each other congratulatory hugs, their families looking on.

    The young men stood near one of the residence halls. They wore dress shirts, slack and ties, and carried their gowns on racks over their shoulders. Their families followed behind.

    Two girls stood in the rose garden near the sundial. Mirror images of one another they stood in the light blue cap and gown with blonde hair blowing in the wind.

  • Community newspapers like ours are changing for the better

    The news business is evolving, and as it does, we plan to evolve with it.

    More and more people are turning to the Internet to get their news, and we’re committed to making up-the-minute news accessible to our readers on our Web site.

    You’ve probably noticed some of the many changes on our Web site in the past few months.

    The Web site has many new features, including a reader comments section, audio clips and comprehensive information on on-going stories.

    But the biggest change to the site is when we update it—when news breaks.

  • America is facing a leadership crisis

    America has come to a cross road in addressing its energy needs.

    Windmills, solar energy, hydrogen cells and corn-based fuels have been discussed as potential solutions to our energy needs.

    Environmentally friendly green energy resources are great but they offer no immediate solutions to America’s growing energy needs. The future has arrived. A failure to address the immediate energy needs of American will cause major problems.

  • Shoreline resident concerned about traffic

    To the editor: I am writing to you out of concern for the safety and well being of my neighborhood.

    I am a resident of Shoreline Drive East, Sunset Beach. I have a grave concern my street will become a major thoroughfare for the beach traffic exiting from the new bridge.

    I have examined the rendering of the new bridge and noted Shoreline Drive East has become part of the major intersection that gives access to the bridge.

  • Vote out those who raise taxes

    To the editor: I watched the results of last week’s elections with astonishment.

    The two incumbent members of the board of commissioners led the pack with votes. Tom Rabon captured 6,876 votes and May Moore was right on his heels with 6,131.

    I was astounded all these voters either have forgotten or do not care Rabon and Moore are responsible for the outlandish increase in our property taxes.

  • Find peace and strength through diversity, change

    To the editor: I am a northerner who chose to move to the South for a number of reasons. I was born and raised in New Jersey.

    The opportunity to move south went from dream stage to reality. I knew the first time I drove into Calabash and saw the lush green foliage, I had found home.

    It distresses me greatly to read so many of the ongoing battles in your editorial pages. While I greatly respect the right of others to express their opinions, the labeling, finger-pointing, and name-calling succeed at nothing. They only succeed in causing more division.