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Today's Opinions

  • Duck hunters raise hackles in Sunset Beach

    Just when you thought it was safe to call Sunset Beach paradise, for humans and fowl, boom!

    That’s the sound resident Jim Thomas says has been startling him and his wife awake in the early mornings as duck hunters descend on Tubbs Inlet.

    It’s been ongoing since the opening of duck-hunting season last fall. Thomas says he’s been complaining for the past four seasons.

  • What’s race got to do with it? Stop the misdirection and face the music

    I recently traveled to Elizabeth City to celebrate a belated Christmas with my boyfriend’s family. I have a huge black and blue welt below my right shoulder from improperly holding a 12-guauge shotgun in a rather pitiful attempt to shoot skeet on the farm, but all in all it was a fun time.

  • Barbara Crawford

    Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Barbara (Bobbie) Ann Crawford, 78, of Supply, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Novant Medical Center in Supply.
    Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Pridgen and Sarah V. Turner Pridgen; one sister, Peggy Joyce Pridgen; two brothers, Charles M. Pridgen and Raymond Pridgen; and step-mother, Elizabeth Pridgen.
    Barbara spent most of her adult life taking care of her family, supporting her husband’s military career and raising her three children for which she was most proud.

  • Recent robberies serve as reminders to use caution, stay alert

    As people continue to struggle through a down economy, law enforcement officials are busy fighting an increase in crimes ranging from thefts and break-ins to armed robberies.
    Residents and business owners alike have been left dealing with the aftermath of lost and damaged property as thieves have stolen everything from copper piping and electronics to coins out of drink machines.

  • The mayor doesn’t get it

    To the editor:
    Our new mayor of Sunset Beach spent hours at town hall prior to his election gathering information from town records and talking with the town’s administrator. You would think he would have found out how North Carolina governments work and particularly the powers of the mayor.

  • Helping the homeless is an important choice

    To the editor:
    Why do we choose to help the homeless? The answer is simple. Why not?
    There are a lot of very good organizations including government organizations that assist families and the elderly but the homeless a lot of times seem to get overlooked and we think it is the church’s responsibility to help.

  • Fed up with trashy roads

    To the editor:
    I am a senior citizen living in Supply. I’m in love with this place. I’m very upset about the trash on the sides of the road.
    I come from the era of Lady Bird Johnson and America the Beautiful. I don’t know who is supposed to keep the road shoulders clean but it’s not being done very well.
    I believe to keep our town clean is a matter of respect and bridge of place. I am willing to form a gang of senior cleanups. In a world of big problems, this may be small but we can do something about this.
    Vivian Gibbs

  • Thanks to Brunswick Sheriff’s deputies

    To the editor:
    My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies who worked diligently in order to solve a crime that was committed in our home. Detective Mike Murray should be especially commended for his tireless efforts. His tenacity in following the leads related to this case overwhelmingly factored into the recovery of our stolen items. Detective Murray conducted himself in a professional manner and continually kept us abreast of the situation as it unfolded.