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Today's Opinions

  • Should one more be relieved of duties?

    To the editor: In last week’s editorial dealing with “One Child Left Behind” and in past editorials and news stories regarding unfortunate happenings within the Brunswick County School System, the words “should not happen again” were always resonated but apparently to no avail.

    Katie McGee, the “Teflon” Superintendent, who gets an “A” in words but barely a “satisfactory” evaluation in performance, stated the district has policies, procedures in place to ensure this incident does not happen.

  • Letters to the editor show concerns of people all ages

    Letters to the editor are a popular feature of most newspapers.

    Readers get the chance to voice opinions on a plethora of concerns, from local to national to global, or just want to inform readers of events of information.

  • Economy hits home

    To the editor: It is kind of storming out today and it reminds me of the song “Tell Me Why” or was it “Stormy Weather”?

    While you are at it, explain to me why insurance premiums go up, yet something gets older and is now worth less. Not only that, my house and property are still worth the same at the county courthouse, and I am having to pay more taxes on it.

  • Responds to letter about Chavez

    To the editor: I will present the picture of President Chavez sympathetically saluting President Obama at the Trinidad-Tobago Summit of the Americas, against a brief backdrop based on verifiable information not just unsupported allegations, particularly after listening to Chavez referring to Obama as an “ignorant negro” sometime before the summit.

  • Items taken from cemetery

    To the editor: This week I went to visit a wonderful and very much loved friend. I visit with him every day and usually twice a day.

    This time when I got there, lots of things were wrong. He uses a cross for his night-light and when there isn’t sun to power that, his battery-powered candles do the trick. There are many tokens of love left for him by the ones who love him most.

    Messages written in the sand, wiped away. You see I visit my most treasured love at Mintz Cemetery. We lost him Aug.26, 2008.

  • Relay raises money, awareness and memories

    Before I became “Mom” and had other responsibilities, I spent several Friday nights during the local Relay For Life sleeping underneath a funeral home tent or in my car.

  • Remembering a good neighbor

    To the editor: I have been a fortunate man, and have lived a long, full life. I gladly embrace the teaching of the Christian religion and since I am late in a long life, I await my fate. But one of the greatest fortunes that befell me, besides the love of my wonderful wife, is the greatest joy of knowing Stan Salvatore.

    Stan died on April 17 while recovering from a serious attack of emphysema. He had been suffering from that dreaded health problem for some time. He was probably the greatest friend I ever had in my life.

  • Responds to meeting violation allegation

    To the editor: Suggested reading: “Open Meetings and Local Governments in N.C.” by David Lawrence and “Rules for Small Local Government Boards” by Fleming Bell (both professors at the School of Government, Chapel Hill).

    An official meeting is when a public body meets to deliberate, or act on town business. A quorum is the majority of the board plus the mayor or four commissioners. When three members of the board meet in private to deliberate, or act on town business, that is a violation of the open meeting law.