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Today's Opinions

  • Town’s voters have spoken

    To the editor:

    Opinion writer Bill Satterfield of Sunset Beach hit a grand “slam” (pun intended) in last week’s edition summing up the hows and whys of the highly contested selection process looming in Sunset Beach. Kudos also to those quoted in the (front page) story of the Towns section (Elaine Wright, Jim Thomas, et. al), for also being dead-on.

  • Fire ant mounds ruin landscape

    To the editor:

    My husband and I moved here in April. We love this area and especially the beauty of being on the coast.

    But when driving along U.S. 17, I get angry at seeing thousands of fire ant hills. I called the county about them and basically didn’t get an answer. I realize we can’t get rid of all of them, but can we try to decrease some? They seem to be multiplying by the millions.

    I hope more people will complain and maybe something will get done.

    T.J. May

    Supply

  • Political posturing goes both ways

    To the editor:

    During the Sunset Beach Town Council workshop on Nov. 17, former councilwoman Karen Joseph called out ordinary citizens for using “politics and false arguments” while expressing their opinions and feelings regarding the filling of a vacant council seat. This is a person who for the four years of her lone council term accused anyone who disagreed with her viewpoint of injecting politics into the debate. Apparently her “discussing issues” is “political posturing” when the other side does it.

  • Make sure to clean up after your dogs

    To the editor:

    I’ve had dogs all my life. They give you unconditional love. It ticks me off when I walk my dogs to see dog poo not picked up. I hear so many intelligent people knock dogs because of this. Anyone who has half a brain knows the dog can’t pick it up and bag it. It’s the owner’s fault.

    Someone is walking on Shoreline Drive and Azalea Circle in Sunset Beach with a large dog, judging by the size of the poo, and not picking it up. They even left it lying in the road at one spot. Doesn’t look very nice.

  • Thank you for supporting CIS

    To the editor:

    Through the generous support of Brunswick County restaurants, businesses, sponsors, media partners, photographers, students, individual donors, agency partners and attendees, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County celebrated its 20th anniversary Nov. 5 by hosting an exciting Benefit Gala for Children.

  • Give thanks for humor and understanding

    There’s a website I visit from time to time and follow on Facebook called Overheard in the Newsroom. The point of it is to deliver “the best overheard comments and conversations in any newsroom.” I find it’s always good for a laugh.

    Since about a third of my friends are current or former journalists, I stumble across many snippets of conversations on this site that are eerily similar, if no identical, to conversations I’ve either taken part in or overheard in newsrooms where I’ve worked going on 25 years now.

  • ONDBEAT: Veterans' recognition continues after Nov. 11

    After Veterans Day this past Nov. 11, even after all the pomp of attending a ceremony the following day when their hero Army son received a critical piece of medal at the White House, Klara and Larry Groberg had more honors awaiting upon their arrival back home in Brunswick County.

    Neighbors had festooned their home in the Oyster Harbour community near Holden Beach with flags, miniature ones marching up the driveway and encircling their mailbox.

  • ONDBEAT: Veterans' recognition continues after Nov. 11

    After Veterans Day this past Nov. 11, even after all the pomp of attending a ceremony the following day when their hero Army son received a critical piece of medal at the White House, Klara and Larry Groberg had more honors awaiting upon their arrival back home in Brunswick County.

    Neighbors had festooned their home in the Oyster Harbour community near Holden Beach with flags, miniature ones marching up the driveway and encircling their mailbox.