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Today's Opinions

  • Five years in, five to go to 'Who are you again?'

    I met Leland’s new tourism and marketing coordinator, Jackie Harlow, who joined the town staff in October, just last week.

    She said she had lived in Wilmington about 10 years before taking the new position and is considering a move across the bridge into Brunswick County to go with her new job.

    I appreciated what she was considering giving up, that she was, so very, very close to reaching the tipping point where she was no longer new to the area and could almost be considered a part of her community.

  • Beer, Willis, Yousey team makes most sense for H2GO

    Editor’s note: The writer is the wife of Brayton Willis, who is seeking election to the H2GO Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Let’s not forget the initial reason H2GO pursued a reverse osmosis plant is because it wanted to quit buying water from Brunswick County and “get out from under the county’s thumb,” as was stated to me on more than one occasion.

  • Vote Beer, Yousey, Willis to H2GO board

    Editor’s note: The writer is seeking election to the H2GO Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 7 municipal election.

    To the editor:

    Bill Beer, Don Yousey and I have spent our careers in water treatment, engineering and public health. That is a combined 115 years of experience.

    Nothing is more important to us than providing access to clean and affordable water for all H2GO customers. That is why we seek the three available H2GO commissioner seats Nov. 7.

  • Add Harris to Sunset Beach Town Council

    To the editor:

    I am writing to explain why I think Jan Harris is the outstanding candidate for Sunset Beach Town Council.

  • Harris can help resolve issues in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    Increased taxes, efficient use of tax dollars, stormwater runoff, expensive dredging, parking, supporting merchants, Waterfront Market, outdoor concerts, town park and use of public areas, island west end ownership and development, barrier island responsibilities — these are not new issues in Sunset Beach.

    Bouncing around town council, they remain unclear and unresolved. Why? Probably because of personal agendas, lack of preparation and lack of transparency. These reasons have been pretty well documented and disputed on these pages.

  • Sunset Beach deserves sense of decorum

    To the editor:

    Earlier as Sunset Beach mayor and currently as a town councilman, Richard Cerrato has repeatedly demonstrated behavior far beneath the dignity and comportment required of a public servant.

  • Candidates’ ‘sign guy’ seeks help

    To the editor:

    I’m the sign guy for Sunset Beach Town Council candidates Charlie Nern and incumbent John Corbett and I need your help.

    In the past few weeks, a number of their signs have gone missing. I am going to need help picking up all the signs after the election, but whoever is doing this is jumping the gun a little bit. I hate to think any of the other candidates are so shallow they think this is a good campaign strategy. But what do I know? I’m just the sign guy.

  • Polluters, not ratepayers, must pay water cleanup costs

    To the editor:

    Based on numerous reverse osmosis (RO) plants in operation around the country I have researched, it appears H2GO’s operating costs are grossly underestimated and leaves me wondering how pro-RO candidates can “guarantee that there will be no rate increase” as they have stated publicly multiple times.

    The capital cost estimate has already risen more than once. Costs have not been included for backup water supply from Brunswick County if the new plant has any type of failure.