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Today's Opinions

  • Sometimes it’s just best to let sleeping children be sleeping children

    A child’s first Easter egg hunt is always an important milestone.

    In my mind I pictured little girls clad in pink dresses, their hair pinned back with pink-and-white ribbons. The boys were dressed in khaki slacks and pastel button-down shirts, and brown or black oxford shoes. The little boys and girls would wander around a yard or park clutching their baskets, giggling and looking for eggs.

    In reality, children’s Easter egg hunts are much different. It’s a free-for-all.

  • Time to oust McIntyre

    To the editor: A few weeks ago, Mike McIntyre said he was not for the healthcare bill. Then he lost his backbone and a special interest group spent thousands of dollars on TV ads saying that, “Mike was standing tall for you.”

    If standing tall in a political cesspool is standing tall, may we all forever stand short. Before the final vote, Mike said he was again not for the bill because of the cost. What a pathetic answer.

  • Anointed Vessels Ministry brings home story of Jesus, just in time for Easter

    There’s something intimate yet impressive about outdoor dramas. The large-scale setting allows more freedom to create more expansive sets and less time having to set up and take down scenery between scenes.

    It’s also certainly a more casual atmosphere for the audience, which can lead to a closer emotional connection to the action.

  • Help stop Gamble's release

    To the editor: A grassroots victim support group is rallying online through Facebook to try and stop John Norman Gamble from being released so early from prison.

    We are friends, family and community advocates. We ask you bring this cause more awareness through your newspaper and Web site.

    Please help us, as there is not much time left.

    I have included a link to Amy’s Facebook cause and a link to the petition page. People have already begun writing the N.C. Parole Commission as well.

  • Support Ingram in election

    To the editor: As we contemplate the election of a sheriff of Brunswick County, the reality is there is a Republican primary and those who like what Sheriff John Ingram is doing won’t get a chance to vote for him if they don’t show up and vote at the primary on May 4.

  • Voting in primary is important

    To the editor: If you are concerned about our national debt, state spending and the ever-increasing role of government in our everyday lives, the 2010 elections offer you a chance to do something about it.

    Furthermore, if you are a conservative who wants to ensure the Republican Party stands strong for constitutional principles of freedom, limited government and states’ rights, you should pay attention to the May 4 Republican primary elections.

  • Board of education faces tough decisions with shrinking budget

    Brunswick County Schools officials have some tough decisions ahead of them.

    In light of troubled economy, the district is anticipating budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Recently, as a solution to save the district money, a proposal was presented that would remove pre-K services from the school district. It’s an effort that, if adopted, would mean some $450,000 in Title I funding could go to elementary and high schools throughout Brunswick County—each county elementary and high school could receive an additional $35,000.

  • Can officials now pick and choose which Constitutional rights apply to the public?

    A decision made Monday by the United States Supreme Court has left many wondering if First Amendment rights apply to only certain people in certain places.

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday a former high school student could not sue school officials for prohibiting her and her school’s wind ensemble from playing an instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at the school’s 2006 graduation.