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Today's Opinions

  • Watts will not run for re-election

    To the editor: I wanted to share that I will not be filing for re-election to the Sunset Beach Town Council this fall. I encourage those interested in helping to guide our town to consider filing for the position this month.

  • Inspired by father's story

    To the editor: Your article in last week’s paper titled “A father’s love” should be inspiring to us all.

    In picture and in print your staff writer, Sarah Shew Wilson, has captured the sense of dedication that we would all hope for if we were in his situation. Buster’s unconditional love, his dedication and his integrity represent the very best of the human condition.

    We could all learn from Mr. Gillis. I know I did.

     

  • Stand up for the Lord

    To the editor: According to some experts, a pattern is emerging reminiscent of Jewish persecution in post-war Germany.

  • Just hiking the Appalachian Trailee if you know what I mean

    Where’s the governor of South Carolina when you need him? Not on the Appalachian Trail, that’s for sure.

    But that’s where Mark Sanford was assumed to be when he was missing in action from his office in Columbia the week of Father’s Day. When reporters asked his staff where the missing chief had gone, they said he was hiking along the Appalachian Trail for a vacation, because he mentioned he might do that.

    They had no idea he was actually in Argentina. No one did.

  • State trooper honored for his commitment to safety, community

    We’ve all done it—on the way to work, in a hurry, when we see flashing blue lights up ahead. Somebody’s been caught speeding and instinctively you hit the brake and slow down so you won’t be next.

    If you happen to have lead feet, then you may have even gotten caught a time—or four.

    For many of us, tickets are what we think of first when we think of state troopers. But the truth is they do so much more than issue speeding tickets.

  • Good luck, Iler; there’s a long road ahead

    Last week Frank Iler was sworn into the N.C. House of Representatives as a replacement for Bonner Stiller. He assumes responsibilities for House District 17 that serves Brunswick County.

    With Iler’s background in regional politics, we’re hopeful he has a good foundation on which to start the long journey ahead.

    Iler joins the General Assembly at a difficult time. It’s a time when senators and representatives must find great resolve in listening to the will of the state’s people while enduring difficult financial times.

  • Congratulations to Computers for Kids

    Congratulations to Jayne Mathews and all those involved with the Brunswick County Volunteer Center for the recent honor of being named a “Best Of” winner by the National Association of Counties.

    For its work with the Computers for Kids project, the center won an achievement award in the children and youth category.

    Supported by county government, with guidance of the volunteer center, the project donates computers that are no longer being used by the county—and that have been rehabbed by volunteers—to local schools.

  • Internet overload: With so many options, are you getting what you want locally?

    If you’ve got a blog, you can write about things all day long. If you’ve got a Twitter account, you can tell the world your business in 140 characters or less.

    If you’re on MySpace or Facebook, you can tell friends, neighbors, family—and complete strangers—what you’re doing at any time, and post lots of photos to go along with it.

    If sci-fi and fantasy genres are your thing, you can get to know like-minded people at Elftown (or one of many other special interest groups, no matter how bizarre or different they may be).