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Today's Opinions

  • Brunswick Big Band gives much back

    To the editor:

    I hope you were one of the people at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.

    If you weren’t, you missed out on a wonderful Christmas present given by the Brunswick Big Band. It was a free concert of Christmas music set in big band style and a visit from Santa during the last piece of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

  • Business, a needed break and busy-ness

    Last week, I asked readers to share what types of retail businesses they’d like to see here in Brunswick County that don’t already exist. My list includes Target; menswear, sportswear and plus-sized women’s clothing stores; a lingerie shop that carries a variety of sizes and foundations and caters to women who have had mastectomies and breast reconstruction; a fine wine and beer shop; and a sporting goods store.

    Among the other suggestions I received are:

    ·      A toy store

  • All veterans deserve dignity; putting ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving

    To the editor:

    After the Veterans Day celebrations are over, most of us drive to our homes and snooze in our comfortable beds. The homes of some of our veteran friends on the streets look different. They may be more temporary or less sustainable. They may not provide necessary protection from the elements. They might not even be there when they return.

  • Thanks to all who help family in need

    To the editor:

    On Nov. 20, Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679 sponsored a benefit pasta dinner for Selena Utter, who was recently injured in an auto accident. The lodge donated the dining room for that night, and I coordinated the event. Mickey Hardie of Shama Lama donated two hours of music and 108 people attended.

    Several members of the Elks volunteered to serve food and defray labor costs. I thank all who volunteered, the Lodge House Committee, Lodge manager Rich Gass and especially Elks chef Rick Moore. Many local businesses sent donations. I thank them, too.

  • There’s still time to select a 2015 Medicare drug plan

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

    Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the staff of SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, are reminding Medicare beneficiaries of a very important deadline.

    The Annual Election Period to review, compare and choose Medicare prescription drug coverage ends Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to call SHIIP at (855) 408-1212 or (800) MEDICARE for free and unbiased help in choosing a drug plan.

  • The joy of giving, the ordeal of getting

    There’s always so much ado about Black Friday, that maddening day-after-Thanksgiving tradition when people practically trample each other in the quest to claim the best pre-Christmas shopping bargains and when retailers hope the frenzy results in a significantly boosted bottom line by the end of the year.

  • Technology has replaced maturity for me

    I realized recently I hit the two-year mark here in Brunswick County and was thinking about writing about how in a mere eight years, give or take a few, I will no longer be looked at like a stranger who wandered into town.

    But then I had to do some thinking about how can I become a responsible citizen of Brunswick County by 2022 if I still haven’t become responsible.

    I came to this thought provoking realization the other day when my water was shut off.

  • Support Small Business Saturday

    By Gregg Thomspon

    Guest Columnist

     

    Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.