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Today's Opinions

  • You decide: What should be North Carolina’s economic agenda?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    A new year is always a good time to assess where we’ve been and where we’re going. Each year, I want to lose fat and gain muscle. I’ve given up on growing hair!

  • When did we take Christ out of Christmas?

    To the editor:

    I, for one, would like to see more about the birth of our savior than what the stores have on sale on Black Friday, which now extends to a whole week. Have we forgotten our savior in favor of the almighty dollar?

    It seems many churches have abandoned the nativity pageant in favor of a cantata. Though I love the music, I miss the little angels singing “Away in a Manger.” I even miss the older folks filling in when there are so few children.

  • Ministry makes a marvelous Christmas program for children

    To the editor:

    Who can take 57 children, infants to 4-year-olds, and create an awesome Christmas program? Well, that would be the Camp United Methodist Church Mother’s Morning Out Ministry.

    Radio City Music Hall cannot compete with the celebration of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” only to find his heart, make friends and have a celebration with the birth of Jesus. The entire program and the set were awesome.

  • Will always miss Jane

    To the editor:

    (Jane was a member of St. James Episcopal Choir. She dedicated funds to the choir for purchase of singing material.)

    Was Friday morning and found much frost,

    Another woman from parish we lost,

    Which Father Dave did mention today,

    She died and to heaven has gone away.

    No matter what, we shall miss her so,

    Much more then you will ever know.

    When she died, great face was glowing,

    She knew where she would be going.

    To heaven she went to see her Lord

  • Rockin’ and rollin’ into 2017

    One of my favorite places to visit when I go back to my native Cleveland is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. I love seeing all the memorabilia, learning more about the artists and how their music shaped our culture.

    The rock hall, however, has been fraught with controversy even before it was established in 1983. Even though Cleveland was chosen as the site for it because DJ Alan Freed is credited for coining the term “rock and roll,” many believed the hall belonged in New York or Los Angeles (or even anywhere other than Cleveland).

  • Rejoice in God’s love

    To the editor:

    Who, what is God? He has answered that question and in so doing enabled us to see and understand, albeit through a darkened glass (1 Corinthians 13:12).

  • Only the best music this Christmas

    Since Nov. 1, there has been Christmas music in the air. First on my car radio, then in the office and later spread across all the radio stations and even those music channels on TV.

    But after two months of holiday cheer, we have hit the home stretch.

    Since I’m sure you've all been good boys and girls this year and are sure to have made Santa’s nice list, I want you to have the best Christmas you can this weekend.

    And to do so, you’ve got to turn off all that holiday dreck the radio pumps in.

  • NHBMC team supports community

    To the editor:

    This year has been a milestone for Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. We celebrated our 10th year with Novant Health and our fifth year in our new facility. We have made a lot of strides as an organization, and I know we could not have done it without the dedication of our team members.