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Today's Opinions

  • Save on gas, save on your mind

    Now that filling up the tank has become a major decision—food or fuel? Getting home or paying for a home?—I think many of us can appreciate ways to conserve gas and our sanity any way we can.

    Road hogs—you know who you are—now have an opportunity to downshift to a slower place to reduce fuel usage.

    The other day, I was crawling home at 50 mph as part of my new plan to decrease gas use and tick off everybody behind me in the process. It was kind of fun as long as nobody gets road rage.

  • Reader concerned about Carolina Shores speed hump plan

    I read with interest the article describing the budgetary requirements of Carolina Shores pertaining to police and speed bumps. It was interesting to see $50,000 referred to as a “drop in the bucket” and an outlay of a “huge amount” mentioned for future police establishment.

  • County needs more rehab options

    Southern Brunswick County is in desperate need of a rehabilitation hospital. Three years ago, I had a complete knee replacement at Brunswick Community Hospital, and since I lived alone, I was sent to Coastal Rehab Hospital in Wilmington.

    Recently, I had my right knee done, and Social Services would not send me to Coastal. I had to spend 10 days at Autumn Care Nursing Home and Rehab.

  • Doesn't agree with Sloan's complaint

    I see Willie Sloan has filed a complaint based on some type of impropriety by the Democratic Party regarding its voting process for the position of sheriff of Brunswick County.

    Mr. Sloan, I don’t know you personally, but based on what came out in the newspapers about your “criminal charges,” even though you’re quick to point out you were “never convicted” it leaves no doubt in my mind John Ingram is the better candidate.

  • Responding to Southern charm

    A Yankee can live in the South without being a “Willie off the Pickle Boat.” Here’s some perspective from someone whose family has lived in Brunswick County for more than a century.

  • Do you want bars or arms?

    o the editor:

    There is a South American country that is home to a small population of relatively poor, yet very peaceful people; however, for all their material lack and their peaceful nature, most all of their buildings do afford iron bars that cover every opening, for among them dwell some that are not so kind and not so gentle.

  • Is McIntyre afraid to have a debate?

    Is there a scheduled date for a debate in Fayetteville between Will Breazeale and Mike McIntyre for the District 7 Congressional seat? Is Mike McIntyre afraid to confront Will Breazeale?

  • Vacations are not always relaxing

    I have taken many types of vacations in my life, from an extended family two-van convoy to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming to a honeymoon in Hawaii.

    All my vacations since becoming a mother have involved at least one trip to a zoo, and they’ve all been entertaining.

    But the kind of vacation I’m taking as you read this is not the typical one, even for me.

    In fact, it’s kind of a “working” vacation, as it were, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.