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Today's Opinions

  • Carolina Shores officials defy people’s will

    To the editor:

    As a Carolina Shores resident, I had hoped the days of political skullduggery in our town were in the past, but apparently we are suffering again with politicians who think they can wield power and do whatever they want. Am I wrong or did a large group of our residents go to a recent town meeting and voice their desire to keep Jerry Franklin as the manager of the town recycle center? In addition, were not a large number of letters written to town officials expressing support for and residents’ desire to retain him?

  • Rip current signs should be more visible on Holden Beach

    To the editor:

    I live near Holden Beach and have for many years now. My kids and I go to the beach every chance we get. A few weeks ago, I was walking up the steps at the east end to get on the beach and noticed this sign and thought, “Why is this sign not noticeable?” And this is just one of the problems I’ve found on the beach, like public showers not working or steps and walkways broken or falling apart.

  • Kindred Spirit bench mystery solved

    By Jacqueline DeGroot

    Guest Columnist

     

    No one knows exactly what day it happened, but during the summer of 2011, a custom-built wooden bench magically appeared at The Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. It just showed up one day — with no explanation, and no one seeking credit.

  • Kindred Spirit bench mystery solved

    By Jacqueline DeGroot

    Guest Columnist

     

    No one knows exactly what day it happened, but during the summer of 2011, a custom-built wooden bench magically appeared at The Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. It just showed up one day — with no explanation, and no one seeking credit.

  • Apologizes and better self care are in order
  • Clarification on Sunset Beach swimming pools

    By Ron Watts

    Guest Columnist

    I ran for the office of mayor of Sunset Beach to help fairly and effectively handle issues that face our town with minimal drama and, yes, transparency. It’s my privilege to serve in that capacity.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

     

    Guest Columnist

     

    Last week was the final week of the 2013-14 session. The only thing that can bring us back is a special session called by the governor. The session this year lasted from mid-May until last Wednesday, Aug. 20. We had hoped to be finished by July 4, but negotiations on the budget and other major subjects kept us in session for about three months. The next session for 2015-16 begins in mid-January.

  • Immunizations for Medicare beneficiaries

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

     

    SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, for many years has built a reputation for providing reliable, unbiased information about Medicare. Housed in the North Carolina Department of Insurance, SHIIP provides free counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers by phone and in person in all 100 counties of the state.