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Today's Opinions

  • Why do nonprofits get county help?

    To the editor: It will be interesting to see if the county commissioners cut any of the nonprofits from their budget.

    One would think with the overall thinking they might possibly have to cut salaries or worry about laying off employees and cutting nonprofits would be a no-brainer.

    Why aren’t nonprofit organizations conducting their own fundraising?

  • Benefits of being elected

    To the editor: I appreciated your paper’s article and editorial on delinquent taxes. I do not think you went

    deep enough in your articles.

    Each county commissioner receives over $12,000 per year salary plus a cell phone, DSL Internet service, a computer and health insurance. They have the option of adding their family to the policy but are required to pay the additional premium.

  • From the big screen to real lifeee"gatekeepers become personal nightmares

    I’ll never forget my first experience with a gatekeeper.

    I was a little girl, watching the movie “Ghostbusters” with my family. Everything was going OK for me until this scary woman came on the screen. She was perfectly normal until—BAM. She became possessed—and a little crazy.

    With her face twisted up and her hair askew, she thrashed and screamed, “I am the gatekeeper!”

  • There is no room for errors when it comes to child safety

    Last week a Brunswick County special needs student was left behind in a Wilmington park after stopping there with his South Brunswick High School class on a field trip.

    Luckily for him and his family, the Good Samaritans who found 16-year-old Tad Speidell made sure he was safely left in the custody of Wilmington police. These people are heroes in a day filled with unacceptable, unimaginable mistakes.

  • It’s past time to pay property taxes

    In these difficult economic times, private citizens, businesses and public agencies are looking for ways to tighten purse strings.

    From local, county and state government agencies to nonprofit organizations, everyone knows just how difficult it can be to make ends meet these days.

  • Concerts, movies free for families

    Looking for some good, free family fun this summer? You need not look much further than your own backyard.

    Thanks to the generosity of local community sponsors, towns throughout the county will treat the public to a variety of musical tunes and some movie selections—all at no cost to attendees. From opportunities to take in the coastal view, to chances to catch movies downtown on a big screen, there’s plenty to do for the entire family.

  • For tweet's sake: Shared self-indulgence in 140 characters or less

    The literati, the glitterati and the Twitterati invaded our great nation’s capital last week for one of the most exclusive events on the social calendar, The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

    Once heralded as the “it” event for Washington’s media elite, this year’s event, which now spans several days, lunches, brunches, dinners, parties and meetings, was a melding of journalists, celebrities, professional athletes—most of whom want you to know what they’re doing in 140 characters of less.

  • Heart aches for wreck victims

    To the editor: I am writing this letter in regard to the five students involved in the car accident on Friday morning.

    My heart goes out to all the families affected by such a tragic accident. As a parent, I understand the heartache all are facing today.

    I would like to commend Stephanie Allen, Andrea Allen, Emily Craven and Joseph Crawford for stopping at the scene of the accident and being Good Samaritans. In today’s society, many people would have walked away or not even stopped to lend a hand because they are worried about themselves.