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Today's Opinions

  • God is love

    To the editor:

    Recently, I’ve received two very touching e-mails about animals brought into wildlife rescue sanctuaries. These sanctuaries take in abandoned, injured and/or sick animals.

    Jasmine, a female greyhound, was taken in because she had been abandoned, abused and locked in a shed to die.

  • Upset about senior center changes

    To the editor:

    The questions are “who” and “why.” First, who would take steps to change the wonderful atmosphere that the Senior Center in Shallotte has had for years and that the seniors really enjoy? 

  • Do we become what we behold?

    To the editor:

    Far be it from me to even think that a little feminism may be involved, but has anyone noticed that many TV ads make complete idiots of their male characters while their female counterparts demonstrate an incomparable genius for every situation? 

    Has anyone seen an ad that reverses that order? Is someone “back there” revealing that we are becoming a nation of great gender imbalance? Or, could it be that someone “back there” knows the biblical principle that we become what we behold? 

  • What are the Seneca guns?

    To the editor:

    If we went 180 degrees opposite from where we now are, where would we be? They said that they have Seneca guns in Pakistan.

    If you went 90 degrees and 270 degrees from our latitude and longitude, where would we be? It could be caused by a refraction of sunlight or we are in a skip-zone. It is the result of two air masses coming together. Are the gun sounds coming up, going down or coming from left or right? Where do they start at and where do they usually end up? 

  • Soldier’s letter home

    To the editor:

    I can’t believe it is that time of year.

    I haven’t yet gotten that old Christmas cheer.

    What with you back at home and me over here,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    And even though I’m near the place of His birth,

    I hear no “Merry Christmas”; see no Christmas mirth.

    And Lord knows from here I see no Peace on Earth,

    I love you and miss you my dear.

    But we’ve put up a tree...looks like Charlie Brown’s.

  • Thanks for help with Cops and Kids

    To the editor:

    The Brunswick County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge No. 53 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual FOP Cops and Kids program (formerly Shop with a Cop). Your generous donations will provide Christmas for children that reside in families with limited income. Our FOP Cops and Kids program will take place on Dec. 11 at a local Walmart store.

    K.T. Belanovich, Secretary/Treasurer

    Brunswick County FOP Lodge No. 53

  • Commissioner isn’t a friend of transparent, open government

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren, we don’t think you’re being a friend of open government.

    We’ve had a lot of questions in the last several months about the transparency involving operations of the Brunswick County Department of Social Services Board.

    We’ve questioned decisions about closed sessions, and we’ve been apprehensive about how hush-hush the board has been on the investigation into former director Jamie Orrock.

  • Limit politicians’ terms in office so it doesn’t lead to terms in the penitentiary

    Talk about a slap on the wrist (not to mention a colossal waste of taxpayer money).

    Our dear former governor, known across the state as the “education governor,” but known affectionately around these parts as “Sleasley,” Mike Easley pleaded guilty to one felony count of certifying a false campaign report in state court last month.

    One count, $1,000 fine, no jail time—that’s apparently your punishment if you’re a former governor.

    Rubbish!