Today's Opinions

  • CROP Hunger Walk steps toward making world better

    To the editor:

    Hunger and poverty are rampant in our world and escalating in the current economic conditions. Something can and must be done about them. Our local CROP Hunger Walk is a great place to start. On Nov. 1, the Shallotte/South Brunswick CROP Hunger Walk will be held to show our love and active concern for neighbors in need near and far.

  • BCSO assists its neighbors in Columbus County

    To the editor:

    We were isolated and washed out on the Waccamaw River at Pireway during the flooding Oct. 2-6. The road was out in three places.

    On Sunday, Oct. 4, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies told us we could evacuate if we wished.

    We never saw them again, nor American Red Cross or Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel. However, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies, with a huge truck, checked in on us each day of the week and brought us much needed supplies.

  • GOP faces crisis of its own doing

    To the editor:

    As a liberal, I must confess to somewhat enjoying the GOP heartburn following the postponed election of a new speaker of the House.

    “Chaotic,” “unhinged,” “fractured” and “banana republic” are just a few of the pejoratives Republicans themselves have used to describe their frantic search for a leader who can unite the party. I liken this search for unification to herding cats.

  • Lots of reasons to give and ways to show thanks
  • Kudos to Sunset Beach leaders

    To the editor:

    Kudos to our Sunset Beach leaders.

    Over the past several years, you have had the foresight to preserve the only two precious Intracoastal parcels available. The possibility of selling this land for commercial development to increase our tax base would have been tragic. We now have a boat launch and trailer parking that is used by so many fishermen and for family recreation. The park that was so beautifully designed and constructed with the handicapped in mind is a source of pride for the present residents and for future generations. Thank you!

  • Traffic safety must include stopping for stop signs

    To the editor:

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, at about 6:45 a.m., a Brunswick County Schools bus rolled through the stop sign onto U.S. 17 North from Tall Pines Plantation. What else?

    There was a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy vehicle in the left lane, right where the bus entered the highway. There were five other vehicles watching all of this. Grrrr… I was very upset to see all this take place.

    Safety first — that means stop at all stop signs!

    Beverly Carlisle


  • The gospel is the good news

    To the editor:

    The word gospel literally means “good news” and occurs in the New Testament. In Greek, it is the word euaggelion; in English, evangelist.

    The gospel is the good news concerning Christ and the way of salvation. The key to understanding the gospel is to know why it is the good news.

  • Global warming no more than socialist charade

    To the editor:

    From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year, an international produce market will open in Paris, France, uniquely offering only one produce for sale and consumption. The market is called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the produce is watermelons, an exteriorly verdant fruit with a radiantly red interior.